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How Your Credit Score Can Affect Your Mortgage

Becoming a homeowner is an incredible privilege but it is also a major financial commitment. Making sure you have a substantial amount of savings is one thing that most Burlington mortgage brokers look for in their applicants. Another major deciding factor on whether or not your loan application will get approved is dependent on what your current credit score is.

So, to help provide some clarity, our team of professionals at …

  • Posted: October 8, 2018
  • Tags: Mortgages
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The Difference Between Fixed and Variable Rate Mortgages

Deciding what type of rates you want is a major factor in the Burlington mortgage process. Depending on the type of personality you have, such as being a risk taker or not, can largely play a role in this decision. So, to help provide some guidance, our team at Loewen Group Mortgages have listed the key differences between fixed and variable rate mortgages.
Fixed Rate Mortgages
A fixed rate mortgage is …

  • Posted: September 13, 2018
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Burlington Market Update – July 2018

As your local Burlington mortgage brokers, we strongly believe that once you make the decision to buy a home, you should look into the current residential market of the area you want to live. Understanding what the housing prices were listed in the past and comparing them to current prices today will help you know when the best time to buy is.

To help you …

  • Posted: July 10, 2018
  • Tags: Mortgages
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Benefits of a Private Mortgage

Before you begin the mortgage application process, you may be wondering what type of Burlington mortgage you should apply for, and who you should get the mortgage from. Well, here at Loewen Group Mortgages, our team of experts has created a list of the top four benefits of getting a private mortgage.

Benefits Of A Private Mortgage

A private mortgage is a home loan offered by an individual or company that is …

  • Posted: June 7, 2018
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Interview with a Mortgage Broker: what / how does a mortgage broker work for you?


Highlighting the various positive contributions people and organizations are making in the greater Hamilton area. This month’s interview is with Mortgage Broker, James Loewen

Sunshine: What is a mortgage broker and how long have you been in this profession?

James: My profession is finding the right solution strategies for mortgages. I started with the Royal Bank 4 1/2 years ago and I’ve been working for myself now for …

  • Posted: May 10, 2018
  • Tags: Mortgages
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Common Costs – What to Expect at Closing

Becoming a homeowner is much more involved than just paying towards your Burlington mortgage every month. As a first-time homebuyer, you may be unaware of the additional costs associated with purchasing a home. So to help you get a better understanding, our team at Loewen Group Mortgages has created a list of the most common costs to expect when closing on your home.


Down Payment: This cost is directly paid …

Why Should You Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage - Burlington Mortgage

Why Should You Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage?

Congratulations on making the decision to become a homeowner. Before you start shopping around the market it is important to get pre-approved for a mortgage so you do not limit your possibilities. As your Burlington mortgage broker, our team has made a list of the top 5 reasons why you should get pre-approved.

Know your affordability:

Pre-approval informs you on exactly how much you can borrow from a lender. Being aware …

  • Posted: April 9, 2018
  • Tags: Mortgages
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Mortgage insurance

Mortgage Insurance

If you are a first time homebuyer, the mortgage process can be very confusing due to the variety of mortgage options out there. As your local mortgage broker in Burlington, we have compiled a list of mortgage insurance explanations to help ease this confusion.

What is Mortgage Insurance?

Mortgage insurance, also known as mortgage default insurance, is insurance a homebuyer gets that protects the lender and the investor. You might be wondering …

  • Posted: March 7, 2018
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Burlington Ontario Market Update

Burlington Market Update – No Signs of Cooling Off

At the James Loewen Group of Burlington mortgage brokers, we take pride on keeping up to date on the latest real estate and mortgage trends. This allows us to find the best mortgage for you, no matter what the situation is.

As we enter the new year the Burlington real estate market remains strong. In December there were 753 sales reported by the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB). While this …

  • Posted: February 9, 2018
  • Tags: Mortgages
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The Pre-Approval Premium Parody!!

Why The Rate You Hold, May Not Be The Rate You Receive.

Have you ever purchased a Jeep and then all around you it seems EVERYONE is driving a jeep as well? The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon occurs when someone learns the meaning of a new word and then comes across this word everywhere they go. We see this in mortgages a lot: a client gets pre-approved for a mortgage with their pre-approval …

  • Posted: January 26, 2018
  • Tags: Mortgages
  • Comments: 1

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