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The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 ½ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ¾ per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ¼ per cent. The Bank expects the global economy to grow by about 3 ¾ per cent in 2018 and 3 ½ per cent in...read more
If you've ever wondered about what motivating factors are considered by Canadians, driving them to buy homes, here is a recent report released by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) that takes a look at our major metropolitan centres. Here are some of...read more
You'd think an online calculator is a pretty straight forward device, one that you should be able to place your full confidence in, and for the most part they are. Calculators calculate numbers, the numbers are reliable, but how you interpret those numbers... not so...read more
The simple answer to this question is no. In order to secure mortgage financing in Canada you have to come up with at least a 5% downpayment. Now, if you haven't set aside the 5% for a downpayment in your savings account, that is okay. There are still a few ways to...read more
Thinking of buying a property, but don't know where to start? Well... that's where a mortgage pre-approval comes in. Start here. Just like you wouldn't go into a restaurant without having enough money to buy your meal, so you shouldn't start shopping for a home...read more
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If you are looking to purchase a property, understanding all the mortgage options available to you can seem overwhelming. The market is hot and having a clear plan is a must. That’s where I come in, I do this everyday, and I love it. I will help you make sense of all the numbers and provide you with options that make sense to you so you can shop with confidence.
The best time to start looking at renewing your existing mortgage is 120 days before your maturity date. If your existing lender has sent you a renewal offer in the mail, the first thing you should do is send it to me so I can give you a second opinion. Never just sign the offer, there is always room to negotiate. I am here to help you, so that you don’t have to do those negotiations alone!
First Time Home Buyers
If you are looking to purchase your first home, then you have come to the right place! I absolutely love answering questions and helping first time home buyers understand what mortgage financing is all about. I will walk through the process with you and make sure you feel comfortable with the details of your mortgage contract and that they meet your unique financial needs. My goal is to be your mortgage advisor for life, lets start the journey together!
There are many homes offered for sale in Ontario that have great potential but are in need of repairs or renovations. These homes are generally sold at prices that represent excellent value. While the value of these homes is attractive, financing the necessary work has often been difficult. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were possible to buy that “fixer-upper” at a great price, immediately have it renovated into your dream home, and do it all with one manageable mortgage, and a minimum down payment?
For potential home buyers and home owners in Ontario who have had difficulty with credit in the past, take heart! All is not lost. Help may be just around the corner. Due to the competitive nature of the Canadian mortgage industry, more and more lenders are seeking out niches to obtain mortgage clients. One such niche is the tough credit mortgage client. If you have experienced difficulty obtaining a mortgage in the past I can discuss mortgage qualification requirements for tough credit clients with you.
Business development requires various kinds of investments. Be it buying equipment to enhance your production, or a vehicle for efficient transportation, or even various fixed assets. I understand that your business may require financing for your long-term business goals. I can assist you with commercial loans with flexible repayment terms and competitive fixed or variable interest rates.
Are you looking to buy a new home, renovate, refinance or renew an existing mortgage?
Here are some of the nice things my clients have said about me!
Reccomend to Anyone!
As a first time homebuyer, I had no idea what to expect when purchasing my first house. I did some preliminary groundwork myself and talked to my bank, but found myself overwhelmed. That is when my friend told me to call Bernie. Bernie was able to beat my banks rate offer, but also was able to explain everything in a way that I could understand.
I found Bernie to be extremely professional and definitely an expert in mortgages. He worked hard to get me the best financing for my new home. I couldn’t be happier and would recommend him to anyone needing a mortgage.Janice P.
Bernie, has done a excellent job finding the best mortgage rates possible for our family. He’s also helped a number of family and friends with getting a great mortgage as well. We Highly recommend Bernie because of his “can do” attitude and he goes that extra mile, to make things happen. Great guy as well on a personal level.
Bernie Saved Us!
Getting a mortgage, or in our case refinancing our existing mortgage at renewal was STRESSFUL to say the least. Unfortunately we had some credit issues and missed a couple mortgage payments due to being laid off at work. When our existing mortgage came up for renewal, our existing lender didn’t want to renew it for us. Bernie literally saved us.
We are confident that if it wasn’t for Bernie, we would have had to sell our house and we would probably be renting right now. Although the rate we got was higher than what we had, we are still very happy with everything. Bernie helped us not only get this mortgage, but worked on a plan to get us back into a better mortgage in a couple years!
Thanks again Bernie, you have been awesome to work with! We will definitely be returning after our term is complete!Elliott & Sam
Helped Me out of a Tough Spot
I’m a small business owner who ran into some real financial troubles. I will spare you all of the details, but lets just leave it at, I was in a really tight spot and Bernie was able to come through for me.
I was recommended to Bernie from a friend of mine who claimed Bernie could work magic and it turns out he can. When my bank flat out turned me down for a mortgage, Bernie had other lenders who work with people like me all the time. I think the best part of working with Bernie is that I never felt judged, he treated me really well.
Thanks again for everything Bernie, I know that I will tell everyone about how you helped me out and that they should call you.Chris Zimmerman