March 19, 2021, by Daniel Johanis
In todayâ€™s competitive mortgage market, low interest rates are advertised across the board, but while many lenders offer rock-bottom rates, it is imperative to review all of the terms and conditions in a mortgage contract before signing the dotted line.
Sometimes the difference between lender Aâ€™s and lender Bâ€™s interest rates could be a few fancy coffees a month but could cost you thousands of dollars over the term of your agreement.
There are three Ps of a mortgage contract to look out for: Prepayment privileges, Portability, and Penalties.
When determining which lender to agree with, itâ€™s always important to review the full terms and conditions of your mortgage contract. If something doesn’t seem right, or you donâ€™t understand or agree with it, bring it up with your banker or mortgage broker before signing it. Oftentimes, changes can be negotiated in the contract before itâ€™s signed, and, again, that can potentially save you thousands of dollars.
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