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Renewing Your Mortgage

Renewing Your Mortgage

Date Posted: August 8, 2021

When you first sign for a mortgage, your contract is in effect for a specific period. This is called a mortgage term and it can range from a few months to five years.

Coming to the period of your renewal, the lender must provide you with renewal statements at least 21 days prior to the end of your term. The lender also must notify you 21 days Prior to your renewal date if they are planning to not renew the mortgage. I renewal statement must include the following:

  • The balance or remaining principal at the renewal date
  • The interest rate 
  • The payment frequency 
  • The term 
  • Any changes or fees that apply

When your mortgage term comes to an end, you must pay the amount in full or renew it. At this time, it is a good idea to review in your mortgage needs and make sure you have the right product for you. Things to consider at this time include, 

  •  If your budget allows you to increase your mortgage payments in order to pay off your mortgage sooner 
  • If you are satisfied with it’s the services offered by your current lender 
  • If you want to consolidate other debts that have higher interest rates and increase the amount of your mortgage

For more information on renewing your mortgage, reach out to a Mortgage Broker today!

For the full article from the Government of Canada; click here.