Have you been thinking about buying a home that needs a little extra tender love and care, but you do not have all the funds to afford this new project? Or maybe you already have a home that needs some major improvements? Well, if this is you then you can apply for a mortgage refinance in Abbotsford. To help you get started, our team with Your Mortgage Source has explained everything you need to know about a purchase plus improvements mortgage.

What Is A Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage?

This is a mortgage where you can purchase a property and obtain a mortgage for up to 95% of the price of the home along with the renovation costs that you want to do to the home. In addition to purchases you also have an option to refinance where you can borrow a maximum of 80% of your home’s value after it has been renovated. This money is to be used strictly for renovating purposes.

How To Obtain a Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage

You can obtain a purchase plus improvements through five simple steps.

1) Pre-Approval: Get pre-approved from your local mortgage broker Your Mortgage Source. We will go through all your financial documents and run a credit check on you to determine how much you are able to borrow. Once you know your maximum borrowing amount, you can start looking for a home.
2) House Search: Beginning your house search should be easier now that you know what price range to shop in. When you find a home you are interested in, you need to get an idea of how much the renovations are going to cost. The home you purchase and the cost of renovations cannot be more the price of the loan you were approved for.
3) Offer / Quotes: After you have put an offer down on a house and the seller has accepted it, we will ask you for a copy of the offer, along with the quotes for the renovation. We will then incorporate all these costs into one mortgage.
4) Start Renovating: Now that your loan has been approved and signed for, and the house is legally yours, you can start the renovation process. Once the renovations are finished, we will send out an appraiser to look at the finished product. After they inspect the renovations they will confirm that you stayed within your budget and confirm the value. The lender may also require proof of all the invoices that you paid for.
5) Enjoy: Once the lender receives the appraisal report and approves it they will release the funds from your mortgage so you can pay for the portion of the construction that they have agreed to finance. You can then in turn pay your contractor.

Contact Us

For more information on Abbotsford mortgage refinance options, or to get started on your purchase plus improvements mortgage application, please contact Your Mortgage Source at 604-556-3893.

Also for information on our mortgage products and your preferred Abbotsford Mortgage Broker please visit our website at www.ymscanada.ca.