What is a Second Mortgage?
A mortgage in Canada is a “claim” on a property that is given by the owner of the property to a lender as security for money that he or she borrows. Strictly speaking you never go to a lender or a bank to “get a mortgage” – you go there to “give a mortgage” and in return for this you “get money”. So think of the mortgage as a document that you “give” to the lender for which you “get” money from the lender.
A typical Canadian home owner will most likely borrow money from a financial institution or a private lender to purchase or finance their home. As such the owner (or borrower) will have at least one mortgage registered against the home. The borrower promises to pay back the money to lender in small installments, at regular intervals over a set period of time.
A property may have one, two, three or even four mortgages registered on it (although the latter two are rarer). The date order in which the home owner borrows money, determines the RANK of the mortgage. So you would have a 1st mortgage followed by a 2nd mortgage followed by a 3rd mortgage and so on. Should the borrower fail to pay the amounts as agreed upon, the loan falls into default.
If after exhausting all legal processes to get the borrower to bring the payments on the loan back to good standing have failed, the lenders have a right to repossess the property and sell it to pay off the outstanding mortgages. The rank of the mortgage determines the order in which the mortgages are paid off. Depending on the equity in the sale of the property, the 2nd mortgage (and others that follow), have a higher risk of being paid out. As a result higher ranked mortgages generally come with a higher interest rate than 1st mortgages.
Second mortgages are loans that are made against the equity in your home. At www.torontomortgagetrends.com we offer second mortgage solutions for debt consolidation, investing in your small business, higher education for your children or even unexpected expenses that come up from time to time.
How much can you borrow?
The amount of money you can borrow generally depends on the equity that you have in your home. Home equity is the amount of money you have already paid against the value of your home. To calculate the equity in your home look at the following example
Let’s assume your home is valued at $500,000 and you have borrowed $300,000 against this. This leaves you with equity of $200,000 which provides www.torontomortgagetrends.com the ability to provide a second mortgage solution of up to $150,000 which is 90% of the appraised value of the home.
With access to a large base of private and public lenders we can work with you to provide you with a solution that suits your unique situation best. Speak to our qualified staff to see how www.torontomortgagetrends.com can help secure a second mortgage for you. Call now at 647-267-6338 to get a quick and easy consultation or apply online and we will contact you promptly.
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