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Private Mortgage Investors are the Key to 85% LTV Bundles

The mortgage rules that went into effect last summer, and eliminated LTV ratios below 80 per cent, were a bit of a nightmare for borrowers; but they also presented a huge opportunity for private mortgage investors. This new rule meant that now, borrowers can borrow no more than 80 per cent of their home's value; and that includes things like...

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Fighting the Fear of Private Mortgage Investments

When it comes to private mortgage investments, there might be a lot of fear on the part of the investor. After all, that just comes with the territory when you're talking about any kind of investing at all. But there's one fear in particular that private mortgage investors want to protect themselves from - the loss of their capital. We're...

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Why Calgary is a Great Place to Invest in Private Mortgages

No one in Canada will forget the massive floods that invaded Calgary this June and had much of the world watching as Calgarians floated to work and scrambled to reclaim the belongings of theirs swimming down the street. Much of the city still needs to be rebuilt, and that means many of those homes that sadly got severely damaged by...

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Big Bank Changes Turn into Opportunity for Private Investors

Scotiabank has now become one of the last in a long line of big banks that have changed their mortgage rules revolving around the purchase of income properties. And because these changes have made it more difficult for property investors to get a mortgage, they've opened the door on opportunity for private investors. It used to be that purchasers of...

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Why Luxury Homes make Great Private Mortgage Investments

So typically we think of unqualified buyers as being the ones that are out there searching for a private mortgage investor to fund their mortgage needs, right? Well, while this group is a great one to start off in private mortgage investing, it's not the only one. And in fact, one of the best places to start finding borrowers might...

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Unique Ways to Invest in Private Second Mortgages don’t Always Mean the Best Ways

You know that investing in private mortgages is a great way to make profit, and get even bigger returns than you would were you to invest in private first mortgages only. But the problem some investors find when looking for second mortgages is that there simply aren't enough out there. Homeowners who already have a first mortgage often already have...

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The Different Ways to Invest in Private Mortgages

Thought there was only one way to invest in private mortgages? You'd be wrong. There are actually many ways to invest in these types of mortgages and we'll break down three of them here. After reviewing them though, you'll most likely find that there really is only one good way to do it. MICs MICs, or mortgage investment corporations, are...

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Are Your Investments Backed by the Government? Should You be Worried?

When a consumer goes to a big bank to obtain their mortgage, that lender can feel more secure in providing that loan because often they are backed by the federal government. Through CMHC mortgage insurance, should the consumer default on the loan, the government steps in and reimburses the bank for any monies lost. When that mortgage is taken away...

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Second Mortgage Investments Best bet for Retirees

This summer Statistics Canada reported that the average retiree household income among Canadians is $45,000. For two people, or even one depending on lifestyle, that's just simply not enough, leaving retirees trying to find other ways to supplement their income. But what options are good out of the many to choose from? Investing is always the best route, as retirees...

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REITs Slide as Investors Look Towards Private Mortgage Investing Instead

When it comes to investing in real estate, the savvy investor knows that there are many avenues you can take. You can go the sweat-it-out route of being a landlord and spending all your spare time making improvements to homes that you don't live in; or you can choose to bundle your investment with those of other investors and invest...

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