Before applying for a mortgage, it is important to be aware of your financial situation. Assess how much money you have and how much money you make. It is extremely important to have an understanding of how much you can afford so that you will be able to financially sustain your mortgage.
Choosing A Mortgage Program That Works For You
Conventional-rate mortgage is a property loan that does not exceed 80% of the purchase price and does not require loan insurance. This meaning, your initial down payment exceeds 20%. If your down payment is less than 20% you will need to buy home insurance from the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) to protect the lender against loss if you fail to make mortgage payments.
Fixed-rate mortgage keeps the same interest rate for the entire period of your loan. This meaning, your monthly mortgage payments will stay the same. Fixed-rate mortgages typically come in terms of 15, 20, or 30 years. Fixed-rate mortgages are a conservative option for cautious and long term borrowers who want to make sure they can make every payment. When acquiring this mortgage, you know exactly what payment you will be making every month which ultimately makes it easier to budget month-to-month expenses.
Adjustable-rate Mortgage (ARM)
Adjustable-rate mortgages have terms in which the interest stays constant for the entirety of that term. After each term, the interest rate adjusts based on current market rates. The fixed rate period can be anywhere from 1 month to 10 years.
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- Your monthly payment remain the same throughout the entire period of your loan
- You can more accurately budget other month to month expenses with no fluctuation of your mortgage payment
- You’ll pay more interest over time – not ideal if you plan on moving in the next 5 to 10 years
- It takes longer to build equity in your home
- It is significantly cheaper than a fixed-rate mortgage for at least the first 3, 5, or 7 years.
- ARMs low initial payments often enable the borrower to qualify for a larger loan and, in a falling-interest-rate environment, allow the borrower to enjoy lower interest rates (and lower payments) without the need to refinance the mortgage.
- With an ARM, your monthly payment may change frequently over the life of the loan.
- If you take on a large loan, you could be in trouble when interest rates rise: Some ARMs are structured so that interest rates can nearly double in just a few years.