What to Look for in a Mortgage Broker

December 22, 2008  
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There are many mortgage brokers in the Calgary mortgage market today, and – like banks – not all are created equal. Although mortgage brokers are becoming more prominent in the mortgage market, many mortgage consumers don’t know how to choose which mortgage broker they would like to work with. The following is a guide to some things to look for in a Calgary mortgage broker. Read more

General Information and Documents Required for a Mortgage Pre-Approval

December 22, 2008  
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When you visit your Calgary mortgage broker for the first time to obtain a mortgage pre-approval, there are certain documents and information you should bring with you so your mortgage application is as complete as possible: Read more

What is a Mortgage? What is a Mortgage Broker?

December 19, 2008  
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What is a Mortgage?
Most people, when purchasing a home, don’t have enough cash sitting around to buy the property outright – especially when purchasing a more expensive home. That’s where a mortgage comes in. A mortgage is a loan secured against the property you are purchasing and is paid back to the mortgage lender over an established period of time known as the amortization period. Read more

Mortgage Broker for Calgarians – Why Use One?

December 1, 2008  
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Mortgage brokers are independent professionals who work as liaisons between borrowers and mortgage lenders. They are specialists who provide you with all the information and answers you need to understand the mortgage process. There are many great reasons why you should choose a Calgary mortgage broker over your bank or credit union: Read more

Securing a Calgary Mortgage

November 26, 2008  
Filed under Purchasing

Step 1: Contact a Mortgage Broker
The first step towards securing a mortgage is to contact a Calgary mortgage broker, and discuss your mortgage options. This way, you can determine what approach will be best for your particular situation. Additionally, you can get a feel for the mortgage process and complete an application to get the ball rolling! Read more