There are a variety of ways to obtain home renovation mortgage financing. Two essential ways to obtain financing for renovations is through obtaining funds through a mortgage refinance or from your home equity through a second mortgage or equity take-out.
Another possible way to obtain funds for home renovation is through a home equity line of credit. A HELOC is a revolving line of credit based upon a portion of your home equity and it can be helpful if you're planning a variety of home renovations over the coming years, allowing you to borrow whenever and whatever you need.
It's important to note that a lender will not likely finance a major renovation like adding another level or an addition to your home. The benefit to a lender approving a mortgage for home renovation is that the borrower plans to add value to the property that is mortgaged against.
A home renovation adds value to the security for your mortgage, while a major home renovation has the risk of damaging the structural integrity of a property and/or decreasing property value due to a poorly executed or unfinished construction.
Identification is used to verify your identity. While it’s a measure for preventing fraud, it’s essential for us to properly fill out your mortgage application.
It’s also a requirement so a lender can provide you with funding.
Income verification is required for your application so a lender can verify your ability to manage your mortgage payments.
Also provides essential information for us to assess your situation. Most of all helpful information to determine which mortgage product is appropriate for you.
It’s fraud if you falsify and/or exaggerate your income. Fraud for shelter is the most common form of mortgage fraud in Canada. Therefore we won’t tolerate this irresponsible and harmful behaviour.
It is important to be honest and precise with your income so that you aren’t getting a mortgage you can’t manage to afford.
A mortgage statement is simply a document prepared by your current lender and provided to you upon request. This document will detail your current mortgage.
Your mortgage statement will show:
This document is essential for the lender you apply to. As a document it allows a lender to assess your current mortgage and review your management of that mortgage.
Must show your name, property address, balance or original mortgage amount, and payment
A property appraisal is an estimated value of a home, in this case for one you wish to purchase.
Most noteworthy the appraisal is not a document that you will provide but rather pay for, as a requirement from your lender. Appraisals ordered by a lender are not shared with you as it’s their document.
This document is a cost surrounding your mortgage. While the cost can vary depending upon the location and size of the property.
The cost of an appraisal starts around $350 and can go over $500 (plus tax).
An appraisal is a requirement by a lender so they have a reasonable idea of your home’s current market value.
They use this value to assess the home before they are willing to lend against your home.
A lender will require the most recent property/tax bill statement for the property you are mortgaging.
It’s an essential document that details the property and documented ownership of the property. It also allows a lender to ensure that all taxes are paid up-to-date before financing a mortgage against the property.
A lender will require information on how much you pay for heating a month. Along with this information, if applicable, documentation about any condo fees you pay is also required.
It is required to consider the essential costs surrounding your property, it allows a lender to determine an accurate idea of your finances considering your assets, liabilities, income and property.
A void cheque is simply an unusable cheque that details your transit number and account number. It’s essential for a lender to deposit and withdraw funds from your account.
It’s an essential document that allows a lender to fund your mortgage. Also confirms the funds are in fact deposited to you, the mortgagor.
You can finance you home renovation with an equity take-out, a mortgage refinance or a HELOC.
If you need help determining which is best for you, get your current mortgage assessed and we'll advise on the best mortgage for your needs.
Feel free to send us an email with any questions you may have about the required documents for a refinance mortgage.
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We have a few excellent options to determine what you can afford to borrow. We offer an easy to use Mortgage Qualifier Calculator. Simply input the required information and let our calculator give you an idea of how much you can afford to borrow.
If you want to get the most accurate idea of how much you can afford to borrow, contact us or fill out our online mortgage assessment form.
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There are a variety of mortgage types and purposes. Deciding on the best mortgage for you is essential to getting the most logical loan for your financial needs, goals and future.
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