First Time Home Buyer Mortgage

Getting your first time home buyer mortgage

Getting your first time home buyer mortgage in Hamilton or anywhere in Ontario is easy at Axcess Mortgage and Loans Financing Co. Ltd. - here are some tips:

  • 5% down of your own or even borrowed money up to $500,000 purchase price,
  • Any portion of purchase price over $500,000, 10% down payment is required,
  • CMHC provides mortgage loan insurance in Canada to help you buy a home sooner with a small down payment.

Visit mortgage help to get you started with the first time home buyer loan process.


Know your first time home buyers credit score 

Your first time home buyer credit score and history is important. With good credit you’ll get your first time home loan from the best mortgage lenders at the best interest rates and contract. 

If your credit score is low when getting your first time home owner loan, you should take steps to improve credit score before you apply for a mortgage. You can write to Equifax Canada to get your free credit report.

If you have no credit or have bad credit you'll need a secured visa to build your credit -- get your secured credit card application on this site using the search bar at the top of this page.

What about the down payment?

Down payment for your first time home buyers mortgage can come from several sources:

  • Your own savings;
  • Up to $25,000 per person RSP withdrawal;
  • Gift from parents or grandparents.

what about the first time home buyer programs

Take advantage of first time home buyer programs wherever you can. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is your best resource to keep on government program updates.

The Canadian Home Buyers Plan allows to use your RSP as down payment to buy your first home -- up to $25,000 each applicant and up to $50,000 combined for a couple.

Funds for first time home buyers mortgage must have been deposited into your RSP at least 90 days prior to withdrawal. You have to begin repaying two years after the money is withdrawn – you have 15 years to repay the full amount.

With the first time home owner loans you may get up to $4,000 Land Transfer Tax rebate, depending on your home purchase price. This is done on closing when your lawyer registers the ownership of your new home.

Go to first time home buyer credit and tax incentives to watch a video prepared by the Government of Canada to help you with the purchase of your first home.

Get a mortgage pre-approval

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial and lifestyle decisions you will make so be sure to plan ahead – think about what you really need and what you can afford.

Don’t jump into home ownership before getting your first time home buyer mortgage pre-approval. It’s the best way to budget and assess your ability to afford your first home.

A pre-approval will simplify the buying process and take some of the pressure off your shoulders. It puts you in a strong bargaining position when you make an Offer to Purchase because the Seller knows that you a serious buyer.

Most real estate professionals want the first time home owner to have pre-approved financing in place before they take you out looking for a home.

This is so that they can show you properties within your price range. You’ll know exactly how much money you can afford to buy a home, the interest rate, monthly payments and other details.

Understand your cost of home ownership

If you are a first time home buyer Hamilton or anywhere in Ontario, don’t get too caught up with the low interest rates and rush into the market – rates are important but other things can have a greater impact on you – the cost of the house, type of the mortgage, amortization, prepayment options – read my best mortgage lenders article for details -- use a search bar at the top or go to the site map.

Think about paying off your home off faster -- while longer amortization reduces your monthly payments and frees up cash flow for lifestyle costs, choosing shorter amortization period, paying bi-weekly accelerated instead of monthly, increasing your payments even by a small amount will make a huge difference.

Know about your closing costs

You will need additional 1.5% of purchase price for closing costs to cover expenses such as:

  • appraisal or inspection fees,
  • legal fees to close on your purchase,
  • land transfer taxes from the previous owners to you,
  • property taxes that need to be adjusted if the sellers have already paid for the year,
  • property insurance,
  • moving costs and,
  • utility hook-ups, such as your hydro or gas.

Don’t forget the home inspection – if you do, you may end up with serious structural problems, plumbing and electrical nightmares, cracks, mold and more – these could cost you a fortune if missed.

So here you have it – if you’re dreaming about becoming a first time home owner then give me a call and I will take you through the process and get you that first time home buyer mortgage with an ideal mix of the best interest rates and the best contract.

If you're Hamilton first time home buyer and need other services such as a realtor or lawyer -- I can help you with these referrals too.

Marie Copeland FSU, Mortgage Brokers Hamilton Ontario helping you with a first time home buyers mortgage.

Getting your first home loan is easy. Apply now on line and see for yourself.

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Axcess Mortgage and Loans Financing Co. Ltd. | FSRA 10420

1 (905) 537-8815

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