CMHC TOOLS, RESOURCES AND VIDEOS:


 

“With less than 2 weeks to our closing date we contacted Casey to arrange our mortgage for a home purchase. He truly was amazing and efficient. He managed to arrange our mortgage on time and at a very low rate. This was our first time using a mortgage broker and we would highly recommend Casey to anyone looking for a mortgage.”

 

Hamid & Fozia Sankhar, Milton, Ontario


 

“Honesty, integrity, and professionalism are the three words that come to my mind when I hear Casey’s name. He has provided my clients over the years with the highest level of service and they always thank me for introducing them to him. Casey truly goes above and beyond.”

 

Deborah Robinson, Real Estate Agent – Royal Lepage


 

“Working with Casey was an absolute pleasure from the beginning to the end.  Not only did he secure us a much better mortgage rate than the bank we’ve been with for over 15years, but he also helped us create a financial plan to help us to pay off our mortgage faster while creating wealth at the same time.  We’re very excited about working with Casey in the future and look forward to referring him to all of our friends and family.”

 

Peter & Lorraine Verners-Rufh, Oakville, Ontario


 

“Purchasing our first home was a little nerve racking at first, but after speaking with Casey we felt completely at ease as we new we were in good hands.  Unlike our bank who took more than 2 days to call us back, Casey was always available to answer our questions and concerns no matter when we tried to reach him. Casey you made our first home purchasing experience a very pleasant one, and we really appreciated your advice regarding our life insurance options as well.  Thanks for everything…you saved us a lot of time and stress!”

 

John & Allison Botero, Mississauga, Ontario


 

“I have nothing but amazing things to say about F1RST CHO1CE Financial Group. Not only are Casey & Wayne extremely helpful and patient, but they’ve always taken the time to explain all my available options and make recommendation that would help me best attain my goals. I would recommend F1RST CHO1CE to anyone looking to plan for their future.”

 

Wilfido Rodriguez, Brampton, Ontario


 

“My wife and I have been clients for several years now, and in that time, we’ve conducted numerous transactions with both Casey and Wayne from mortgage refinancing to life insurance to managing our investments. These individuals have demonstrated that they have superior knowledge of their respective products and are able to deliver them with exceptional customer service. I have found that this combination is a rarity these days, and as such, I whole heartedly recommend their service to both friends and family with confidence.”

 

Clifton Sookdeo & Shelly Sharma, Caledon, Ontario

 






MORTGAGE RENEWALS:

Your term is up, this time save more money!

 

When it comes to renewing, choosing the right mortgage (and mortgage agent!) can save you thousands of dollars. If your mortgage is up for renewal, your lender is betting that you won’t comparison shop. If you don’t believe me, compare the rate in your renewal letter with the going rates in the market and don’t take it personally if the rate they try and  offer you is much higher than what’s available elsewhere.  This is just another example of how your bank is looking out for their own interests, and trying to make as much money off of you as they can.  They should be ashamed as they do it to all their customers.

 

SWITCHING / RENEWING:

Did You Know?…There are absolutely no costs to transfer your mortgage from one Banking Institution to another. No appraisal fees, no legal work and no penalties.  Yet still, mortgage renewals are one of the most neglected decisions made during the life of a mortgage. Many homeowners stay with their existing mortgage lender because they believe it is too time consuming to shop around for a better rate. Or, they may think the offer from their existing bank is the best deal available. This is not true

Banks tend to make the majority of their profits from mortgages on a client’s renewal rather than when they first attract the client with the initial offer. Keep in mind that your mortgage is more or less a commodity that each lender would love to compete for. Don’t settle for the first offer your lender provides you with. Shop it around.

Our dedicated team of professionals can assist you with this process. With access to over 20 lenders (from the likes of Scotia, TD and National Bank to the wholesale channels like ING, Firstline and MCAP) we will shop your mortgage around until we find the best rate, term and product.

When the mortgage is about to mature, most lenders will mail out their renewal agreements around 30 days before the mortgage matures. Often, this causes a lot of grief for many people, especially if rates start to climb just before the mortgage comes due.

We can guarantee your rates up to 180 days (6 months) before your mortgage comes due, and this service is free and with no obligations. Just this protection could and has saved thousands of dollars for our clients. Let’s get it working for you, too.

When your mortgage is due for renewal, it’s a great opportunity to make sure that you’ve got the right mortgage for your present needs. Since the mortgage is fully open at this time, this is the perfect opportunity to pay down your mortgage. Whatever you can afford, even a small amount, will have a significant impact in terms of interest you will save over the life of the mortgage. It is also a great opportunity at this time to consider a more frequent payment method, such as bi-weekly or weekly, if you are not already doing it. And of course, choosing the new term is important.

Another step you can take to save thousands of dollars in interest is if at renewal the rates are lower than the rate you just had, and you are comfortable with making those payments, keep the payments the same at the lower rate and start planning for the mortgage-burning party.

 

EARLY RENEWALS:

Whether or not you should early-renew your mortgage depends on several factors. If the current rates are lower than the rate you have, compare the prepayment charge against the savings by having the lower rate, and this will point the way. Or, if you believe that interest rates will be higher at your existing renewal date, you can renew early to protect yourself from higher rates.

One thing to remember if you decide to early renew, is the prepayment charge will have to be paid up front. If there is room, you can add it to your mortgage, but you will have to go through a lawyer to redo the mortgage, and this cost will have to be taken into consideration when deciding which way to go. Some financial institutions will blend both rates for the new term.

Remember that we have the CASH-BACK programs that could pay for your prepayment charge. The savings in some situations run into the thousands of dollars.

Re-examine your mortgage from time to time, and at least once a year. There are thousands of dollars that could be saved in many situations, but they go unnoticed.

 

If you are within 6 months of your renewal date, then take the time to apply with our office.  If your mortgage isn’t coming up for renewal in the next 6 months, then take advantage of our proprietary Mortgage Tracking System, by clicking here. This software alerts us up to six months in advance that you have a mortgage coming up for renewal and of any refinance opportunities which may increase your net worth or put you in a positive cash flow position.

 

 

At F1RST CHO1CE Mortgage Solutions we’re passionate about sharing our knowledge, experience and unbiased opinions with homeowners that are looking for a trusted advisor to help them with their renewal financing.

ANY QUESTIONS?…Contact a Mortgage Advisor today!