31 Jan

Angela Calla Mortgage Team Saves Shawn $500.00 a month prior to mortgage renewal

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Posted by: Angela Calla

Shawn, a self employed businessman & real estate investor, initially came to us for a solution to purchase his rental with a lower downpayment than his bank wanted. We were able to save 15% of the cash initially and that’s only the begining of his savings. Shawn joined The Angela Calla Mortgage Team on CKNW The Mortgage Show to share how we helped him once again 4 and a half years later, obtain a mortgage tailored just for him. We restructured the mortgage 6 months prior to maturity saving him $500.00 a month! Those savings can now be put back into the mortgage or used to invest in another property. Now that he has experienced this he will only go to The Angela Calla Mortgage Team for a mortgage for his needs or anyone he cares about  Email us directly to see how we can help you at callateam@dominionlending.cahttps://soundcloud.com/cknw/the-mortgage-show-shawn-interview-jan-28-2017

Angela Calla, Mortgage Expert, AMP of the Year in 2009 has been helping British Columbian families save money with the best mortgage strategy for over a decade from her Port Coquitlam office location. She is a regular contributor to national and regional media outlets and long time host of The Mortgage Show on CKNW Saturdays at 7pm, and sits on many advisory boards for mortgage lenders & insures.

The best mortgage plan is one that is developed by assessing your goals and life stage. The Angela Calla Mortgage Team will help you personally call us at 604-802-3983 or email callateam@dominionlending.ca to contact  Angela Calla directly call 604-802-3983 or visit www.angelacalla.ca

 

 

31 Jan

BC Lifts Foreign Buyers Tax with Work Permit

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Posted by: Angela Calla

B.C.’s premier has announced the province is lifting the 15 percent foreign buyers tax for anyone living in Metro Vancouver with a work permit.

The move is an effort to encourage people to come to the province. Those who live, work and pay B.C. taxes will now be exempt from the additional property transfer tax.

“People who are seeking refuge around the world should be able to find safe haven here in our province. We believe the best and the brightest should be able to come to B.C.,” Clark said during a media scrum at the Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver Sunday.

It appears the move is in response to Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel and immigration into the U.S. for people with passports in seven Middle East and North African countries.

“When we see what’s happening down in the United States, I think it’s important to send a message to people who may be wanting to come from America that they are welcome if they’re going to work here and pay taxes here, to buy a home here and make their life here, without buying that extra tax,” Clark told Global News.

The foreign buyers tax was implemented in July 2016 with an enormous amount of support from B.C. residents.

It has since contributed to falling residential real estate sales and a drop in prices, the first time in several years Metro Vancouver has since a reprieve from a skyrocketing market.

As of 2015, there were almost 15,000 work permit holders through the Temporary Foreign Workers program and another 48,000 through the International Mobility Program in B.C.

UBC economist Tom Davidoff previously told Global News that work permit holders should be exempt from the tax because they contribute to the Canadian economy.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3212631/bc-to-lift-foreign-buyers-tax-for-people-with-work-permits/

Angela Calla has been a licensed mortgage broker for 14 years. She has been with Dominion Lending Centres since its inception. Residing in Port Moody, British Columbia, Angela is a regular expert guest on several news stations, television shows, radio programs and local and national publications. She was the AMP of the year in 2009, and has consistently been one of DLC and the industry’s top performers. 

Questions on the best mortgage for you? Contact The Angela Calla Mortgage Team to help you personally 604-802-3983 callateam@dominionlending.ca

 

 

27 Jan

Angela Calla Mortgage Team Saves Bruce & Jessica of Surrey $2,900.00 a month

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Posted by: Angela Calla

Bruce joined The Angela Calla Mortgage Team on CKNW The Mortgage Show to share how we helped changed his families life, both working full time, with a 12 year old daughter there was not enough hours in the day to be able to pay out the outside debts they have accumulated. After our help, we restructured the mortgage saving them a $2,900.00 a month which now they have no more outside debt, are saving money monthly and can move up the property ladder to a house in the near future; which was not an option before this was completed. The future is looking a lot brighter for this family, and we have already helped one of Bruce’s co-workers as he wanted to ensure the people he cares about get the best mortgage help. Email us directly to see how we can help you callateam@dominionlending.ca https://soundcloud.com/cknw/tms-interview-bruce-012617-edit 

Angela Calla has been a licensed mortgage broker for 14 years – since she was 22 years old. She has been with Dominion Lending Centres since its inception in January 2006. Residing in Port Moody, British Columbia, Angela is a regular expert guest on several news stations, television shows, radio programs and local and national publications. She was the AMP of the year in 2009, and has consistently been one of DLC and the industry’s top performers since 2006. She can be reached at callateam@dominionlending.ca 604-802-3983 

27 Jan

Angela Calla Mortgage Team Saves Barry & Ali of Coquitlam $1,075.00 a month

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Posted by: Angela Calla

Hear Barry a painting contractor of 20 years in the Coquitlam area share on CKNW The Mortgage Show how with running a business and a 3 year old and 5 month old The Angela Calla Mortgage Team saved him $1075.00 a month by redoing his #mortgage early and consolidating their debt. Quite the relief with 2 maternity leaves in the last 3 years. #wehaveamortgageforthat email us callateam@dominionlending.ca to see how we can help you. https://soundcloud.com/cknw/the-mortgage-show-jan262017-barry-interview 

Angela Calla has been a licensed mortgage broker for 13 years – since she was 22 years old. She has been with Dominion Lending Centres since its inception in January 2006. Residing in Port Moody, British Columbia, Angela is a regular expert guest on several news stations, television shows, radio programs and local and national publications.

She was the AMP of the year in 2009, and has consistently been one of DLC and the industry’s top performers since 2006. She can be reached at callateam@dominionlending.ca 604-802-3983 

24 Jan

Angela Calla Talks Mortgages on The Point 98.7

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Posted by: Angela Calla

Click HERE to listen to Angela Calla breakdown the Home Equity Partnership program and who it works best for, outside debts and what lenders wont tell you. 

Its never to early to to late to gain clairity on your options so you can put a plan together and learn whats right for you. The best mortgage plan is one that is developed by assessing your goals and life stage. The Angela Calla Mortgage Team will help you personally call us at 604-802-3983 or email callateam@dominionlending.ca

To contact Angela Calla directly call 604-802-3983 or visit www.angelacalla.ca

23 Jan

Housing Options, Average Rent & Increased Insurance Premiums

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Posted by: Angela Calla

With a new year is a great time for planning for your future, below are some links on what income, downpayment and options are avalianble for you if you are looking at becoming a homeowner.

Average Rent in Vancouver as reported by BIV https://www.biv.com/article/2016/12/average-rent-one-bedroom-apartment-dips-vancouver-/ (obviously much lower in the tri-cities and fraser valley)  

Worried about rent increases? Here is the amount your rent can be increased this year http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies/during-a-tenancy/rent-increases 

Process of approval HOEP pre approval/ approval from Mortgage Broker to get best lender,

Then apply to BC Government 15 page document takes about 15 min, then about a 5 day turn around time, then we provide that verification to the lender, then they send it to lawyer for closing.

Is the program right for you: http://angelacalla.ca/blog_post?id=18765 

Who it helps people who want to own a home for the ownership benefits but have not saved enough down payment, it’s a MATCH of up to 5% 37,500.00 and 750k Purchase price combined household income of 150k – the max example here  http://www.angelacalla.ca/blog_post?id=18429

A few examples from the government http://www.angelacalla.ca/blog_post?id=18426

What’s the cost MORE! The premium on the whole mortgage is .7% higher, plus you have extra legal fee’s approx. $800 plus if you keep the loan for 20 years you pay triple the amount you borrowed on average and the rate is variable so we know the metric, prime rate plus.5%  but can’t confirm the rate in future.

Not all lenders are participating in this program, the lenders that are are changing daily, so we will help you with clarity on that as we go through an individual application 

 

Single:

Purchase

Down Payment

HBP down payment

Extra for Closing

Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage Amount

Payment Monthly

HBP Loan Monthly

$225,000

$5,625

$5,625

$1,575

$9,618.75

$223,368.75

$1,052.28

$32

 

 

 

Full time wage

per hour

Amount to be saved per month

How long?

Saved down-payment

$25.00

$600.00

1 year

$7,200

 

Condos $225 (-) Langley/ Cloverdale/Abbotsford:

Click Here to View Listings

Maple Ridge condo $225 (-):

Click Here to View Listings

Looking for something a little less expensive 

31 listings Surrey under $200k:

Click Here to View Listings 

 

Or

2 people earning $20/hour full time

that for a total household income of 83,000.00 400k

Couple:

Purchase

Down Payment

HBP down payment

Extra for Closing

Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage Amount

Payment Monthly

HBP Loan Monthly

$400,000

$10,000

$10,000

$2,000

$17,100

$397,100

$1,870.72

$56

 

 

Full time wage

per hour

Amount to be saved per month

How long?

Saved down-payment

Couple

$20.00 each

$1000 combined

1 year

$12,000

 

Fraser Valley Town Homes $400 (-):

Click Here to View Listings

Increased CHMC fee’s – from my blog  http://www.angelacalla.ca/blog_post?id=18694 close the what they were in 2000. For previous low down payment options, rates have been over 5% in the past. 

Its never to early to to late to gain clairity on your options so you can put a plan together and learn whats right for you. If you have questions on purchasing a home or an existing mortgage, please contact The Angela Calla Team directly at 604-802-3983 or callateam@dominionlending.ca 

 

23 Jan

Who Does The Home Equity Program Work Best For?

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Posted by: Angela Calla

I was recently a guest with CKNW Jon Meyer on The Vancouver Real Estate Today show and dicussed the top 3 catagories likely to benefit from the program, with some helpful tips and considerations to give you the whole picture. Listen here  https://omny.fm/shows/cknw/jan-21-vancouver-real-estate-today 

Questions on the best mortgage for you? Contact The Angela Calla Mortgage Team to help you personally 604-802-3983 callateam@dominionlending.ca

Angela Calla, Mortgage Expert, AMP of the Year in 2009 has been helping British Columbian families save money with the best mortgage strategy for over a decade from her Port Coquitlam office location. She is a regular contributor to national and regional media outlets and long time host of The Mortgage Show on CKNW Saturdays at 7pm, and sits on many advisory boards for mortgage lenders & insures. She can be reached directly to help you at 604-802-3983 or callateam@dominionlending.ca www.angelacalla.ca 

20 Jan

Is the BC HOME Partnership Program Right For You?

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Posted by: Angela Calla

 Is the BC HOME Partnership Program Right For You? Courtesy of DLC associate Pam Pinkert 

BC HOMEThe BC HOME Partnership Program was created for first time home buyers who have good credit and good income but do not meet the requirements for a minimum 5 percent down payment.  With at least 2.5% down payment the BC Home Partnership Program will allow you to purchase your home sooner than waiting to save the full 5% minimum down payment.

As a home buyer you can take full advantage of the program by paying back the loan amount within the first 5 years during the interest free period.  Between the 6-10 year time frame the interest rate is preset to 3.2% (current Prime rate of 2.7% plus .5%).

First step —get a pre-approval from your Dominion Lending Centres mortgage broker.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and have 2.5% for a down payment is the BC HOME Partnership Program right for you? 

The answer is “Yes”. Here’s why.

For example, consider a purchase price of $400,000 with total 5% down of $20,000.

The 2.5% loan portion from the BC HOME Partnership Program is interest and payment free for the first 5 years.  Then in year 6 payments based on 3.2% and 20 year amortization would be payable at $56 per month. In year 11-15 the rate would be reset based on the Prime lending rate plus .5% at the time.

Purchase Down Payment (own) HBP Down payment Mortgage Insurance Mortgage Amount Payment Monthly HBP Loan Monthly
$400,000 $10,000 $10,000 $14,630 $394,630 $1,815 $56

 

For those home buyers with at least 5% down payment of their own funds is the BC HOME Partnership Program right for you?

The answer is “Yes”. Here’s Why.

For example, consider a purchase price of $400,000 with total 5% down of $20,000 and no money from the BC HOME Partnership Program.

The difference in using 5% of your own money versus 2.5% of your own money and 5% from the BC HOME Partnership Program will cost you $950 more in the mortgage insurance premium (rolled into your mortgage) and $2 per month more for your mortgage payment.

If you prefer to keep some of your down payment funds and take advantage of the BC HOME Partnership Program, after 5 years if you have not paid off the BC HOME Partnership loan you would have that additional payment of $56 per month. The overall cost of the mortgage and loan payments over the life of the mortgage would result in $1,080 more in interest by taking advantage of the program instead of using all of your own funds for down payment.

Note – the rates used for the first mortgage and the loan for down payment have been kept the same for this example for comparison only.  Rates are subject to change at the end of each term.

Purchase Down Payment HBP down payment Mortgage Insurance Mortgage Amount Payment Monthly HBP Loan Monthly
$400,000 $20,000 0 $13,680 $395,040 $1,817 0

 

For those home buyers with 10% down payment of their own funds is the BC HOME Partnership Program right for you?

The answer is “Yes”. Here’s Why.

Consider a purchase price of $400,000 with total 10% down of $40,000 (5% from own resources and 5% from the BC Home Partnership Program).

The difference in using 5% of your own money and 5% from the BC Home Buyer Program versus 10% of your own money is $720 less in the insurance premium (as you have a larger down payment) and $148 per month less for your mortgage payment.  After 5 years if you have not paid off the BC HOME Partnership loan you would have that additional payment of $112 per month.  If you continue with the loan throughout the life of the mortgage the net overall savings in interest is $5,000.

Purchase Down Payment HBP down payment Mortgage Insurance Mortgage Amount Payment Monthly HBP Loan Monthly
$400,000 $20,000 $20,000 $12,960 $361,290 $1811 $112

 

The BC HOME Partnership Program provides a cost effective options for first-time home-buyers.

Your down payment portion can come from savings including RRSP or gifted money from a family member.

Note – the rates used for the first mortgage and the loan for down payment have been kept the same for this example for comparison only.  Rates are subject to change at the end of each term.

These are only an example of the options for you as a first-time buyer and subject to income, credit and residency qualification. 

To ensure you are clear about the opportunity for your specific situation contact your mortgage broker.

Questions on the best mortgage for you? Contact The Angela Calla Mortgage Team to help you personally 604-802-3983 callateam@dominionlending.ca

Angela Calla, Mortgage Expert, AMP of the Year in 2009 has been helping British Columbian families save money with the best mortgage strategy for over a decade from her Port Coquitlam office location. She is a regular contributor to national and regional media outlets and long time host of The Mortgage Show on CKNW Saturdays at 7pm, and sits on many advisory boards for mortgage lenders & insures. She can be reached directly to help you at 604-802-3983 or callateam@dominionlending.ca www.angelacalla.ca


20 Jan

Hear how we saved Kim $1200.00 monthly upon mortgage renewal

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Posted by: Angela Calla

Hear Kim of #mapleridge & her family of 6 share how Angela Calla Mortgage Team saved them over $1,200.00 dollars each month by redoing their #mortgage. Their future is much brighter now. 4 teenagers & running a business & still doing charity work for others in there community & abroad. Such an amazing family, an honour to help #wehaveamortgageforthat News Talk 980 CKNW’s The Mortgage Show Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/cknw/kim-interview-102116-edit Contact us to help you directly with your mortgage callateam@dominionlending.ca 604-802-3983 Who do you knwo with a mortgage renewal coming up?

20 Jan

Sean & Lynn of #langley save $800.00 per month with our ongoing help

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Posted by: Angela Calla

Hear from Sean & Lynn of #langley we helped save $800/month by redoing their mortgage. We helped them buy their 1st home. A wedding & 2 kids later & a few years, that savings sure comes in handy. Especially tax free and they didn’t have to work any more hours in the day (whch how could they, it would be impossible running a business and haveing 2 kids) How did they get so “lucky”? It’s not luck. It started started with the right #mortgage #wehaveamortgageforthat Angela Calla Mortgage Team and our ongoing management that is included with the mortgages we do. Listen to News Talk 980 CKNW interview here: https://soundcloud.com/cknw/tms-interview-sean-120118 Questions on if we can save you money on your mortgage? Contact us directly at callateam@dominionlending.ca or 604-802-3983