Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF WORKING WITH A MORTGAGE AGENT/BROKER?
  • 2. WHAT IS A HOME EQUITY LOAN?
  • 3. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A HOME EQUITY LOAN?
  • 4. WHAT CAN I USE A HOME EQUITY LOAN FOR?
  • 5. HOW DO I CALCULATE THE EQUITY IN MY HOME?
  • 6. WHAT IS A SECOND MORTGAGE?
  • 7. HOW CAN DEBT CONSOLIDATION SAVE ME MONEY?
  • 8. WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER REFINANCING MY EXISTING MORTGAGE?

Experience: All our mortgage brokers are well-versed in every aspect of the mortgage industry. Moreover, our team consists of seniors, with each possessing more than ten years of experience.

Independent: While we represent both borrowers and lenders, we are independent brokers who work for you, and not the bank! This is because our business is primarily built through referrals, which means your satisfaction and your positive mortgage experience is essential for our business.

Efficient service: Our services are quick, friendly, and highly customer-centered. We are committed to serving you even after your transaction is complete. We’re available at all times to answer your questions and work around your schedule, to help you save time and energy.

Excellent connections: We have access to a network of over fifty lenders, which enables us to offer various programs as well as customize each mortgage product to suit your needs. With us, the SKY is your limit, not your bank!

No cost. We get compensated by the lender for arranging mortgages. So, fees are the least concern for the majority of our clients. All our mortgage market updates and annual reviews provided by our agents are also free of cost.

Real estate usually appreciates over time, so the chances are the value of your home has increased since you bought it. By obtaining a Home Equity Loan or Mortgage, you can get access to money based on the increased market value.

You can calculate how much you can borrow with a home equity loan by using the following equation:
PRESENT VALUE OF YOUR HOME – THE AMOUNT OWING ON YOUR MORTGAGE = HOME EQUITY

For example:
If you bought a home 20 years ago for $400,000 and have paid $250,000 of your first mortgage you now only have $150,000 remaining to pay.

Over the twenty years that you have owned the home, its value has increased, giving it a present-day value of $850,000. By taking the present-day value and subtracting the amount remaining on your mortgage, you will get your home’s equity.

$850,000 (PRESENT DAY VALUE) – $150,000 (AMOUNT REMAINING ON INITIAL MORTGAGE) = $700,000

With MASS Mortgage Group’s home equity loan, you can have access to a portion of your home’s equity within ten days.

Capitalizing on a Home Equity Loan has two primary advantages.

  1. Lower interest rate.
    The interest rate you pay on your average home equity loan is lower than the interest rate you will pay on your average credit card by at least eight percent. Home equity loans also have a lower interest rate than personal loans and other types of non-secured debt.
  2. Tax savings.
    If you obtain a home equity loan, you may be able to deduct the interest you pay on the money you borrow. However, it depends on what the money is used for. Also, the interest you pay on credit cards and personal loans is generally not tax-deductible.

You can use a home equity loan for anything you need the money for. Some of the common reasons people apply for a home equity loan are:

  • Home improvements
  • Investment purposes
  • Debt consolidation
  • To buy another piece of property
  • Pay off educational expenses/tuition
  • Start a business or grow an existing business
  • Take a dream vacation
  • Finance medical emergencies
  • For additional cash flow.

You can calculate how much equity exists in your home by using the following equation:
PRESENT VALUE OF YOUR HOME – THE AMOUNT OWING ON YOUR MORTGAGE = HOME EQUITY

To do so correctly, you first need to calculate how much home equity you have by following the formula mentioned above. Once you’ve determined your home’s equity, with MASS Mortgage Group’s home equity loan, you can have access to a portion of your home’s equity within ten days.

The mortgage you obtained to purchase your home is your first mortgage. Any subsequent mortgage or a home equity loan on the same house is considered to be your second mortgage.
Usually, a second or third mortgage is used by clients to consolidate outstanding debt from other sources and finance the following.

  • A home renovation
  • Pay for a child’s education
  • Start or finance a business
  • Any other reason you deem fit.

Before you obtain a second mortgage, you must have a thorough understanding of how it works. To help you better understand how second mortgages work, reach out to the experts at with MASS Mortgage Group. We will help find the best financing solution for you.

By using a debt consolidation, you can pay off many high-interest loans (like multiple credit cards, mortgage, car loans, etc.) at a far lower rate. By consolidating all your debt, you can reduce your monthly payments by as much as sixty-six percent.

If your mortgage is up for renewal, instead of continuing with the same terms and rate, you can consider refinancing your mortgage and obtain a better deal for yourself.

Here are some of the benefits of refinancing your existing mortgage:

  • Lower your monthly payments
  • Lower your existing interest rate
  • Switch from a variable rate mortgage to a fixed-rate mortgage or, vice-versa
  • Refinance for a higher amount to pay off other debts or obtain cash
  • Change the remaining term of the loan

It’s important to keep in mind that an existing lender may choose not to renew your existing mortgage. At times like these, a new lender is required.

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