So I bite the bullet and remortgaged early...

My bank has been trying to woo me with their mortgage for a long time, and I resisted until today... well actually I had a visit with them in March and while I knew I wanted to switched over at a lower rate, I held off. I signed paper work saying I was interested but not committing 100% at that time. By signing the papers, it meant that any drop in the rate ( I was looking at 3.39 for a 4 year term), I would be eligible for. Plus they were going to pay my legal fees, discharge fees, etc.  It ended up costing me 900.00 to discharge early, and my new mortgage is 2.99 for 4 years, plus i will have paid off some major debt and have enough to pay cash for a new heating system, that will include air conditioning!

I'll no longer be paying bank fees, and all in all, its the best move I can make for me right now...
If I decide to sell, I'll take the rate with me to a new home...   Oh and the added bonus, by doing biweekly accelerated payment, I've knocked 3plus years off the mortgage right away... YIPEE!

Comments

Maureen said…
Sounds like a win win situation to me, still that $900 was pretty hefty...
ND Chic said…
Canadian mortgages are so much different than those in the States. I wonder why that is. Even how you could transfer the mortgage to a new property is completely foreign to us. Great rate though.
~Carla~ said…
Sounds like a great plan!! Well worth the $900!! :)
Tanner said…
That's awesome that you've knocked so much time out of your payments! Good job getting all that sorted out. Sounds definitely like a win win.
Louise said…
sounds like a good move, our is transferable, makes it a lot simpler when you sell.
Jane said…
Wow - what a great rate!!! Mine comes up for renewal Aug. 2013 - I hope the rates are still low by then! I think that was a great move to make Sam!
B-Kat said…
That is a great rate, and to be able to transfer to a different house if you sell...even greater!
B-Kat said…
That is a great rate and to be able to transfer if you sell...even better!

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