Looking for tips on renewing your mortgage? The 3 tips for renewing mortgages outlined below will help make sure that you get the right mortgage options for your particular needs.
Here are some tips for renewing mortgages:
Consider Your Financial Goals
Before you sign your mortgage renewal slip and send it back, you should first review your financial goals to determine if your current provider can offer a mortgage product that suits your needs. For starters, if your current mortgage term is a 5-year fixed, the renewal slip will likely be for another 5-year fixed. If you think you’ll stay in your home for that amount of time, great. But if you know there’s a chance you’ll downsize, or potentially move to a new city in the next few years, you may want to look for a 3-year product instead. Other financial goals to consider may be how extra money (like an inheritance) could affect the prepayment options you want, as well as whether it makes sense to refinance or get a HELOC to access equity. Knowing what you need from a mortgage should help you form the decision around which lender and product to go with. Source: RateHub.ca
Negotiate on Other Options
Don’t just fixate on the interest rate. The amortization period, the rate type (fixed or variable) and the flexibility of the payment schedule can be crucial to lowering your costs. Source: CanadianLiving.com
Check the Terms before You Sign
The cheapest rate may not be the best rate so always read the small print before you sign. Make sure the rate you choose offers other options such as the ability to pay extra on your mortgage and clearly defines any penalties should you decide to break your mortgage early. Source: GlobalNews.ca
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