14 Nov

@willingtwo deal of the week on @angelacalla #mortgage show @cknw #pittmeadows

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Posted by: Angela Calla

As heard on this weeks Mortgage Show on CKNW with Angela Calla. To get pre approved for this property or any other purchase email us at callateam@dominionlending.ca or call 604-802-3983

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Please note that properties like this move quickly and getting set up with Rob Boies directly robboies@royallepage.ca will keep you abreast of all of these types of oppertunities meeting your speciafications

Thanks for visiting

Angela Calla, AMP

7 Nov

Jim Flaherty says interest rates are heading higher regardless of central bank actions

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Posted by: Angela Calla

Jim Flaherty says interest rates are heading higher regardless of central bank actions

Interest rates are going to go up over the long term regardless of what central banks do at the moment, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Thursday after the European Central Bank unexpectedly trimmed rates.

The bank cut rates to a record low earlier in the day and said it would prime banks with liquidity into 2015 to prevent the eurozone’s recovery from stalling.

Flaherty told reporters in Toronto that people “should anticipate over the long term, interest rates will go up regardless of what central banks do now.”

http://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/07/jim-flaherty-says-interest-rates-are-heading-higher-regardless-of-central-bank-actions/

This is one of the many reasons it’s important that you have the right mortgage strategy in place to protect you from payment shock in the future. To ensure you have the best possible mortgage strategy please contact us directly at 604-802-3983 or callateam@dominionlending.ca

Angela Calla

Dominion Lending Cetres

6 Nov

Why would you refinance?

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Posted by: Angela Calla

There are numerous reasons why homeowners choose to refinance their mortgages – everything from debt consolidation to freeing up money for their child’s education to using their home equity to buy another property. But the most popular reason for refinancing at this time of year is for holiday gift buying and entertainment.

Planning ahead really can save you money down the road. And with the high-cost holiday gift-buying and entertaining season quickly approaching, this may be the perfect time to refinance your mortgage and free up some money instead of relying on high-interest unsecured credit such as credit cards and lines of credit.

You may find that taking equity out of your home will help bring joy back into your holiday season – and start the New Year off on a debt-free note, as you may also be able to use some of the equity in your home to pay off high-interest debt such as your credit card and/or line of credit balances. This will enable you to put more money in your bank account each month.

And since interest rates continue to hover near historic lows, switching to a lower rate may save you a lot of money – possibly thousands of dollars per year.

There are penalties for paying your mortgage loan out prior to renewal, but these could be offset by the lower rates and extra money you could acquire through a refinance. I can sit down with you and work through all of the equations to ensure this is the right move for you.

 

With access to more money, you’ll be better able to manage both your holiday spending and existing debt.

Paying your mortgage down faster
By refinancing, you may extend the time it will take to pay off your mortgage, but there are many ways to pay down your mortgage sooner to save you thousands of dollars in interest payments. Most mortgage products, for instance, include prepayment privileges that enable you to pay up to 20% of the principal (the true value of your mortgage minus the interest payments) per calendar year. This will also help reduce your amortization period (the length of your mortgage), which, in turn, saves you money.

You can also increase the frequency of your mortgage payments by opting for accelerated bi-weekly payments. Not to be confused with semi-monthly mortgage payments (24 payments per year), accelerated bi-weekly mortgage payments (26 payments per year) will not only pay your mortgage off quicker, but it’s guaranteed to save you a significant amount of money over the term of your mortgage.

By refinancing now – before the holiday season is in full swing – and planning ahead, you can put yourself and your family in a better financial position.

As always, if you have any questions about refinancing, reducing debt or paying down your mortgage quicker, I’m here to help!

Angela Calla Mortgage Team

604-802-3983 callateam@dominionlending.ca