Many people fail to meet a bank’s strict mortgage requirements and get turned down. A private lender in Markham is a popular alternative since their requirements are more lenient. Markham has a thriving real estate market which has attracted many private mortgage lenders.
Affordable Housing Units
According to CMHC’s latest affordable housing report, Canada will need to have an additional 3.5 million affordable housing units by the year 2030. That’s on top of the projected increase of 2.3 million units between last year and 2030. The report is dated June 23rd, 2022. All these numbers reflect on the current rate of new construction projected. The CMHC defines affordable housing as structures that cost less than 30% of a household’s before-tax income.
The City of Markham is doing its part. According to recent news reports dated August 23rd 2022, hundreds of affordable buildings will be coming to the northeast corner of the city.
Markham Private Lender Mortgages
Private lenders in Markham typically deal with individuals looking to pay off debts. Or individuals looking to buy with damaged credit. The demand for private mortgages is quite high with both of these groups. Markham shares a border with Toronto, which makes it an attractive investment for private lenders. Markham’s private lenders can provide mortgages for a single year term. The lenders arrange the loan as a mortgage, meaning that the debt is secured to the property.
As with all secured real estate and secured debts, the property may be sold if the borrower stops making payments. Private lenders typically have different lending criteria than banks do.
They are not as concerned with credit scores, but instead focus on the value of the property and existing secured debts. Private lenders also focus on a metric called the Loan to Value Ratio (LTV).
Loan to Value Ratio (LTV).
To calculate a home’s LTV, the amount of existing secured debt is divided by the market value of the property.
A property’s LTV is equal to the value of existing debts against the home, divided by the market value. For example, a property valued at $100,000 with a $75,000 mortgage would have an LTV of 75%. Most Markham private lenders are able to go up to 75% LTV as of 2022 . The same goes for clients in Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughan and Scarborough.
Common Reasons to Get a Private Mortgage
A private lender wants to know why you will need the money. There are many unique reasons but some of the more common ones include:
- To pay off high interest debts such as credit cards
- For renovations or repairs to your home.
- Loss of job or other income source.
- To stop a power of sale or foreclosure proceedings
- To pay education fees.
Some people come to private lenders after they’ve been turned away by the banks. Markham private lenders specialize in financing for people with bad credit or low incomes.
They develop plans that help clients improve their credit scores in the future.
Fast Private Financing
Most large lending institutions have lengthy approval processes. This can cause issues with time sensitive deals.
A private lender is your best choice for these types.
Our large network of Ontario private lenders can provide loans in Markham and the rest of the GTA. Our brokerage has close relationships with all of Markham’s lending firms and their lawyers. We can provide fast financing for deals with tight time constraints.
Information on Markham Real Estate
Markham MLS® stats for August 2022 indicate there were 397 new listings in the town in 28 days. The average sold price for the same time period was $1.3 million. That represents a positive monthly change of 5 percent. The quarterly change was a drop of 4.9 percent. The YoY difference was a slight increase of 1.2 percent.