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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Let Someone Else Pay your (Second) Mortgage

The concept of building your wealth through rental properties is simple because they pay for themselves. You purchase and manage the property but your tenants actually pay for the properties and  whatever extra is profit for you.
It's hard to resist because it's such an easy concept. Aside from any profit gained in charging your tenants more than the property costs you, there is another advantage for you.
While your tenants occupy the property, its value continues to grow and you reap the benefits of the increased property value. That's where the big payoff lies. Your expenses are in any property repairs or upkeep that may arise from time to time. Most small items can be and will be taken care of by your tenants.
The biggest component of running rental properties, to give you maximum profit from the least amount of hassle, is finding the right tenants. Dealing with tenants who do not pay or cause property damage can be issues that you'll have to deal with occasionally. The less you have to spend time and money on bad tenants, the more money you'll make. Long term tenants are the best choice. They have a commitment to the property and will consider it their home, not just a house they're renting.
Another factor to consider is the type of home you purchase to rent. Cheap properties are tempting to acquire immediately because they require fewer dollars from you. However, middle and upper-class properties will require less maintenance and their values will appreciate better than cheaper homes, giving you a bigger payoff when you decide to sell. For more information on how you can invest in real estate contact David Cooke - 403-836-1201 or visit http://davidcooke.ca
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Shopping for a Mortgage Renewal

Shopping for a Renewal

Mortgage Renewal While most Canadians spend a lot of time, and expend a lot of effort, in shopping for an initial mortgage, the same is generally not the case when looking at mortgage term renewals. By omitting proper consideration at the time of renewal, this practice costs Canadian citizens thousands of extra dollars every year. Nearly 60% of borrowers simply sign and send back their renewal that is first offered to them by their lender without ever shopping around for a more favourable interest rate.
Homeowners should never accept the first rate offer from their existing lender. Without any negotiation, simply signing up for the market rate on a renewal is unnecessarily costing the homeowner a lot of money on their mortgage.
Generally it is a good idea to start shopping for a new term between four and six months before your current mortgage term expires. Many lenders send out your renewal letter very close to the time that your term expires and this does not give you ample time to arrange for a mortgage term through a different lender. This means that you need to be tracking your own mortgage term timeframe and know when it is time to start shopping for a good mortgage renewal rate.
Before you ever hear from your lender about renewing your mortgage term, have a licensed mortgage professional shop around for you, you will be amazed at what they can accomplish on your behalf!
Your mortgage is one of your biggest expenses. For this reason it is imperative to find the best interest rates and mortgage terms you possibly can. By shopping around at renewal time you can save substantial amounts of money over the life of your mortgage loan. Don't be one of the 60% who just simply sign their renewal letter and send it back. Use the services of a licensed Dominion Lending Centres mortgage professional to ensure the lenders compete for your business.
For more information on how I can save you money contact me at http://davidcooke.ca or 403-836-1201
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