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Why Should You Consider Using A Monoline Mortgage Lender?
Which mortgage lender is offering the best rates and terms? This is a very common question I get asked a lot. In many client cases that I dealt with, it is with a non-bank lender; or what our industry would called a Monoline Lender. However, due to the lack of understanding by general public, clients would show concerns and worrisome, this is why I would like to take this chance in sharing our knowledge on Monolines Lender with you. According to CanadianMortgageTrends.com, A monoline is a mortgage lender that focuses just on mortgages. A monoline lender does not have other products it can cross-sell, which differentiates it from a bank or credit union ... http://www.canadianmortgagetrends.com/canadian_mortgage_trends/2010/10/monoline-lender.html We partner with many Tier A lenders, also known as Monoline Lenders. The lowest rates we advertise are mostly offered by these lenders. Many mortgage brokers like about their simple business model in focusing on just mortgages. They tend to focus in providing competitive mortgage solutions rather than soliciting you to open a chequing or savings account, apply for a credit card, open a line of credit, or other manner that typical banks would involve in these days. You might wonder what are the risks in going with a Monoline Lender. Monolines are in the business of lending you money, not borrowing from you. Let me ask you a rhetorical question, when money is being lend to you, is the risk of defaulting the loan lay on the borrower or the lender? The most critical is your mortgage agent can explain clearly to you all the terms and conditions in the mortgage commitments. This way, you can fully understand your rights, payment schedules, prepayment privilege, early payout penalty, and other important details before you make an informed decision. The mortgage industry is heavily regulated by the government, protecting the client. Monolines are required to follow the same lending guidelines as the major banks. In fact, many Monoline Lenders get their funding from large financial institutions like RBC, TD, and National Bank. I also did some researches with other mortgage brokers, and below are some of the common reasons why they like monoline lenders: - They do not operate in a local branch setting, so they have a lot less overhead expenses to be maintained. As a result, they often offer very competitive solution such as mortgage rates, prepayment privilege and early payout penalties. - They have customer service departments to service you and offer online access to view your mortgage details - They typically focus on a specific niche (i.e..:mortgages for self employed people.). This allows them to provide mortgage solutions and services that are especially suitable for their clienteles - They offer unique products like the 35 year amortization - Monoline mortgage lenders respect the value mortgage brokers bring to their clients. Since their business rely on maintaining a good relationship with the mortgage brokerage network, they have great incentives in providing the best solution and services to our clients. As long as client provides the necessary documents on time, they are very nimble in funding the mortgage deals. Every client has a unique situation and requires different mortgage needs. It is our duty as your mortgage agents to assess each circumstance thoroughly to determine which lender is best suited for you. Although we can also help our clients to get access to mortgage solutions from banks such as TD, National Bank, after detailed comparison, we often would recommend a Monoline Lender. Everyone wants the best rate and terms possible. If you are desire in finding a mortgage that is suitable for your needs, you have to be open mind in giving your business to that different type of lenders. After all, if there is no Monoline lenders offer more financing choices to the consumers, what is the incentive for our banks to remain competitive?
Most First-Time Homebuyers Spending All They Can Afford
Millennials have made up a significant portion of homebuyers in recent years and based on the 2018 Mortgage Consumer Survey, they continue to do so, representing just under half (49%) of first-time buyer respondents. Although this is a decrease from 60% in 2017 and 58% in 2016, Millennials continue to influence and shape the homebuying and mortgage process. Heres more of what we learned about Millennials and first-time buyers as a whole, powered by the 2018 Mortgage Consumer Survey. What does the typical first-time buyer profile look like? Forty percent are married, 80% are employed full-time and about one-quarter (26%) have a household income between $60,000 and $90,000. A strong percentage of them were born outside of Canada, with 22% identifying as newcomers to Canada. Mortgage professionals can help meet the unique needs of newcomers with the support of CMHCs homebuying information which is available in 8 different languages. The top 2 reasons first-time buyers bought a home: they wanted to get a first home and they felt financially ready. Although certain urban markets continue to exhibit high house prices and other barriers to entry, the survey found that 61% of first-time buyers bought a single-detached home. In fact, single-detached home was the top housing type purchased in all regions across Canada, except in British Columbia where condominium apartment was the most popular housing type. The vast majority (85%) of first-time buyers spent the most they could afford on their home, compared to 68% of repeat buyers. This indicates that first-time buyers, including Millennials, may be stretching themselves financially to purchase their home. When it comes to the down payment, savings from outside an RRSP was the main source for first-time buyers. This suggest there is an opportunity to further educate first-time buyers about other options to help fund their down payment, such as the Government of Canadas Home Buyers Plan (HBP). To get assistance with the mortgage process, first-time buyers contacted, on average, 2 brokers and 3 lenders. First-time buyer satisfaction levels with mortgage brokers and lenders remains high. However, mortgage professionals could further increase satisfaction levels by conducting more post-transaction follow-up and by providing clients with more information on closing costs, house purchase fees, interest rates, and steps involved in buying a home. CMHCs Step by Step guide is a valuable tool for mortgage professionals to share with homebuyers to ensure they feel confident throughout the entire homebuying process. https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/housing-observer-online/2018-housing-observer/most-first-time-homebuyers-spending-all-they-can-afford
Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 ¾ per cent
The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. The global economic outlook remains solid. The US economy is especially robust and is expected to moderate over the projection horizon, as forecast in the Banks July Monetary Policy Report (MPR). The new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will reduce trade policy uncertainty in North America, which has been an important curb on business confidence and investment. However, trade conflict, particularly between the United States and China, is weighing on global growth and commodity prices. Financial market volatility has resurfaced and some emerging markets are under stress but, overall, global financial conditions remain accommodative. The Canadian economy continues to operate close to its potential and the composition of growth is more balanced. Despite some quarterly fluctuations, growth is expected to average about 2 per cent over the second half of 2018. Real GDP is projected to grow by 2.1 per cent this year and next before slowing to 1.9 per cent in 2020. The projections for business investment and exports have been revised up, reflecting the USMCA and the recently-approved liquid natural gas project in British Columbia. Still, investment and exports will be dampened by the recent decline in commodity prices, as well as ongoing competitiveness challenges and limited transportation capacity. The Bank will be monitoring the extent to which the USMCA leads to more confidence and business investment in Canada. Household spending is expected to continue growing at a healthy pace, underpinned by solid employment income growth. Households are adjusting their spending as expected in response to higher interest rates and housing market policies. In this context, household credit growth continues to moderate and housing activity across Canada is stabilizing. As a result, household vulnerabilities are edging lower in a number of respects, although they remain elevated. CPI inflation dropped to 2.2 per cent in September, in large part because the summer spike in airfares was reversed. Other temporary factors pushing up inflation, such as past increases in gasoline prices and minimum wages, should fade in early 2019. Inflation is then expected to remain close to the 2 per cent target through the end of 2020. The Banks core measures of inflation all remain around 2 per cent, consistent with an economy that is operating at capacity. Wage growth remains moderate, although it is projected to pick up in the coming quarters, consistent with the Banks latest Business Outlook Survey. Given all of these factors, Governing Council agrees that the policy interest rate will need to rise to a neutral stance to achieve the inflation target. In determining the appropriate pace of rate increases, Governing Council will continue to take into account how the economy is adjusting to higher interest rates, given the elevated level of household debt. In addition, we will pay close attention to global trade policy developments and their implications for the inflation outlook. https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2018/10/fad-press-release-2018-10-24/