Equity Mainly Matters: Your Trusted Partner in Securing Favorable Refinancing Deals

What is Mortgage Refinance?

Mortgage Refinance refers to the process of entering into new Mortgage terms and conditions with the same or a different lender. A new loan is taken by the borrower in order to pay off his/her first loan and essentially draw up new terms and conditions. Refinancing a Mortgage generally allows the borrower to secure better terms and obtain a lower interest rate.

For borrowers with a good credit score, Refinancing a Mortgage can be a good technique to convert a Variable interest rate to a Fixed interest rate or vice versa (depending on the borrowers given situation and objective) and to also obtain a lower interest rate compared to the rate that they were receiving in their previous Mortgage loan terms and conditions.

Some of the benefits of Refinancing include debt repayment, obtain funds for large investment purchases, lower interest rates, lower monthly Mortgage payments, improving credit score and paying off CRA debts.


The process of Mortgage Refinancing is similar to that of a Home Purchase Mortgage since lenders need to validate and verify the borrower’s income and credit score criteria.

To Refinance a Mortgage, the borrower must complete a Mortgage Application Form and submit it to the Mortgage Broker that he/she is working with along with any supporting Mortgage documents that the Mortgage Broker has requested.

  • A property appraisal will be ordered by the Mortgage Broker and an appraisal report confirming the current market value of the property will be prepared by the appraiser and provided to the Mortgage Broker.
  • The appraisal report and all of the other important supporting documents/details will be shared with the lender.
  • The lender then decides what percentage of the appraised property market value they are willing to loan out to the borrower.
  • The balance owed on the original Mortgage is subtracted and the original Mortgage will be paid off in full and discharged.
  • The remaining balance is then loaned out to the borrower as the net advanced amount of the loan.
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Demystifying Mortgage Refinance

Mortgage refinance stands as a beacon of hope, a financial strategy that allows homeowners to restructure their mortgage in alignment with their current financial circumstances and future aspirations. It involves replacing your existing mortgage with a new one, which could potentially offer lower interest rates and better terms, thereby paving the way for financial stability and growth.

The Blueprint of Mortgage Refinance


Understanding the blueprint of mortgage refinance can be your first step towards a financially secure future. It allows you to either maintain the amount from your existing mortgage or opt for a greater amount, giving you the leverage to merge your first and second mortgages into a unified lower interest loan.

Equity Mainly Matters brokers stand ready to guide you through the multifaceted world of refinancing, offering insights into the best strategies to secure lower interest rates and better terms. Leveraging their expertise can help you avoid common pitfalls and make the most of the opportunities available in the refinancing landscape.


Unlocking the Benefits of Mortgage Refinance

Mortgage refinance is not just about replacing a loan; it’s about reshaping your financial portfolio to unlock a plethora of benefits such as:

  • Debt Consolidation: Simplify your financial landscape by consolidating high-interest debts into a single, lower-interest payment, fostering better cash flow and an improved credit score. It’s a strategy that can potentially save you thousands of dollars in interest over the life of the loan.
  • Home Renovation: Embark on your home renovation journey without the burden of high-interest store credit cards. Utilizing your home equity to finance improvements can not only enhance your living space but also potentially increase the value of your home, offering a double benefit.
  • Strategic Investment: Leverage the equity in your home to venture into high-return investments, including real estate and private mortgage lending, creating a robust financial portfolio. It’s a strategy that savvy investors use to grow their wealth exponentially over time.
  • Education Financing: Facilitate a smooth educational journey by managing tuition fees and other educational expenses through the equity in your home, ensuring a bright future without financial hurdles. It’s an investment in the future, providing the next generation with the tools they need to succeed.
  • Emergency Fund: Build a financial cushion for unforeseen circumstances, ensuring stability and peace of mind during challenging times. It’s a safety net that can be a lifesaver in emergencies, providing quick access to funds when you need them most.

Timing Your Mortgage Refinance

Timing is pivotal in mortgage refinance. The right time to refinance could be influenced by various factors including fluctuating interest rates, improved credit score, and evolving personal financial needs. Consider refinancing to:

  • Reduce Monthly Payments: Take advantage of better interest rates to decrease your monthly payments, creating room for savings and investments. It’s a strategy that can free up cash flow, allowing you to allocate funds to other important areas of your life.
  • Fund Major Life Events: Access additional funds to manage significant life events gracefully, without straining your regular budget. Whether it’s a dream wedding or a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity, refinancing can provide the funds you need to make it happen.
  • Invest in Property: Leverage the booming property values in Canadian cities to raise capital for down payments on investment properties, creating a diverse and profitable property portfolio. It’s a strategy that can set you on the path to becoming a real estate mogul, with multiple properties generating steady income.
  • Credit Repair: Embark on a credit repair journey through strategic refinancing, laying a strong foundation for future financial endeavors. It’s a step towards financial freedom, allowing you to rebuild your credit score and enhance your borrowing power for future investments.

Navigating the Mortgage Refinance Landscape

The landscape of mortgage refinance is complex yet navigable with the right guidance. It involves:

  • Analyzing Mortgage Rates: Delve deep into the dynamics of fixed and variable rates to choose the most beneficial option aligning with your financial goals. Understanding the market trends and economic indicators can help you secure the best rates, saving you money in the long run.
  • Utilizing Financial Tools: Make informed decisions by leveraging mortgage refinance calculators and other tools to understand the potential benefits accurately. These tools offer a glimpse into what your financial landscape could look like post-refinancing, helping you make informed decisions.
  • Expert Guidance: Collaborate with seasoned brokers at Equity Mainly Matters to navigate the complex landscape efficiently, ensuring a pathway to the most favorable deals. It’s about building a partnership with experts who have your best interests at heart, guiding you every step of the way to financial success.


Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mortgage Refinancing

Refinancing comes with its set of rewards and challenges. It is vital to meticulously weigh the pros and cons to carve out a path that leads to a beneficial outcome, considering potential fees and penalties. Understanding the full spectrum of potential outcomes, both positive and negative, can help you navigate the refinancing process with confidence and clarity.

Embarking on a Journey Towards Financial Stability with Equity Mainly Matters

In the ever-evolving landscape of the financial world, mortgage refinancing emerges as a strategic tool, empowering homeowners to realign their financial blueprint to better suit their current needs and future aspirations. At Equity Mainly Matters, we are more than just a mortgage brokerage; we are your steadfast partners in this journey towards financial stability and growth.

Our team of seasoned experts is dedicated to facilitating a mortgage refinancing process that is not just transactional but transformational, ushering in a realm of possibilities that were previously unattainable. We leverage our deep industry knowledge and a rich network of lenders to craft solutions that are uniquely tailored to your financial landscape, helping you unlock the true potential of your home equity.

Hamilton, Ontario

I had a very pleasant experience working with Shawn Sef at Equity Mainly Matters Loans. We contacted Shawn looking for help in order to pay off our high interest credit card debts. Shawn made the process very easy for us by explaining the Mortgage loan details for the Debt Consolidation Mortgage Solution which he recommended for us. Shawn was actively present every step of the way and was very knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend Shawn to my peers due to his knowledge, professionalism and expertise.

Brampton, Ontario

Shawn is extremely passionate about his job. Shawn always demonstrates a positive and professional attitude. His easy going and friendly personality always makes the experience of working with him fun and stress free. Shawn made the entire Mortgage loan process very simple for me to which I’m thankful for. Shawn is very proactive and updates me on a regular basis in regards to my file.

Markham, Ontario

Me and my husband had never worked with a Mortgage Broker before. I needed to consolidate all of my debts. I was paying high monthly interest fees to my creditors and my bank informed me that I couldn’t get approved with them because of my low credit score. Shawn did an excellent job by helping me consolidate and pay off all of my various high interest debts. I’m now debt free. My credit score has improved and I don’t owe creditors any monthly high interest payments. We went from paying $1,650 month towards our credit card debts and loans, to now paying only $520 month which helped us build up a good savings. Shawn rescued us from our creditors and helped us save an extensive amount of money for our families future.


As a first time home buyer, we required a Mortgage broker who was willing to be very patient with us and to explain every detail of the Mortgage loan process and provide us with as much information as possible. Shawn informed us of the exact required down payment amount (based on the types of lenders that we qualified for), fees, closing costs, Land Transfer tax etc. Shawn was very good in providing us with accurate rates, figures and calculations which we realized we could afford the monthly Mortgage payments and make the Home Purchase work. One other important factor was that Shawn kept on top of our file by updating the progress every step of the way which was very important to us. Shawn is very proactive which we appreciated!

Toronto, Ontario

Shawn helped our family obtain a low rate 2nd Mortgage from a Private Lender. Banks turned us down as we failed to meet their requirements for the stress test, income and credit criteria. However, Shawn was able to find various Private Lenders/Investors that were interested in making us an offer and we ended up taking a great offer for a 2nd Mortgage which made the most sense for us. We will definitely refer our family and friends to Shawn in the near future. I can’t say how much I appreciate all the time and effort Shawn put into our file.

Mississauga, Ontario

Shawn demonstrates excellent customer service skills. He’s always very quick to respond to my emails and calls. Shawn helped me get approved twice in the past year alone and I hope to work with him again in the near future. Shawn was very friendly, attentive and dedicated his time and effort by providing me with solid knowledge, expertise and advice which in return helped the process of purchasing my first home very easy and stress free. Shawn even followed up on my behalf with my lawyer in order to finalize all the details. I would highly recommend his services.

Ottawa, Ontario

From the first time I spoke with Shawn Sef, I felt comfortable and at ease which was due to his calm and patient personality and attitude. He was also very understanding and caring to our current situation and needs by providing the best course of action for us to take which made the most sense for our family. Shawn is very knowledgeable within the mortgage field and delivered exactly what he said he would. He even provided us with accurate closing/funding dates from day one. I would definitely recommend Shawn Sef to any borrower looking for a good
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Toronto, Ontario

Shawn had helped my wife and I obtain a 2nd Mortgage from a Private Lender last year. We used the majority of the Mortgage loan proceeds to help renovate/upgrade our home. Once the refurbishments had concluded, we ordered a new appraisal and noticed that our house value had increased substantially. The following year, Shawn helped us refinance both our Institutional and Private Mortgages into a new low rate, 1st Mortgage with an A Lender (Bank) which is going to help us save an extensive amount of money in monthly payments moving forward. I’m very thankful for Shawn’s knowledge, skills and expertise within the mortgage industry which ended up helping us save thousands of dollars.

FAQs: Unraveling the Complexities of Mortgage Refinancing


In this section, we address some of the most frequently asked questions to help you navigate the intricacies of mortgage refinancing with Equity Mainly Matters.

How easy is it to get approved for mortgage refinancing at a bank?

Getting approved for mortgage refinancing at a bank can vary based on several factors including your credit score, debt-to-income ratio, and the current market conditions. Banks generally have stringent criteria; however, working with Equity Mainly Matters can help streamline the process, leveraging our expertise and network to facilitate a smoother approval process.

Are mortgage refinancing rates the same as regular mortgage rates?

While they are often closely related, mortgage refinancing rates can sometimes differ from regular mortgage rates due to various factors including changes in the economic environment, the lender’s policies, and individual financial circumstances. It is always recommended to consult with our experts to get the most current and applicable rates for your situation.

Can mortgage insurance help me get lower rates on a mortgage refinancing?

Yes, having mortgage insurance can potentially help you secure lower rates on a mortgage refinancing as it reduces the risk for the lender. However, it is important to analyze if the cost of the insurance justifies the potential savings from a lower interest rate. Our team can help you evaluate the best approach tailored to your needs.

Is there an online glossary or guide relating to mortgage refinancing in Canada?

Absolutely, Equity Mainly Matters is dedicated to empowering our clients with knowledge. We offer a comprehensive online glossary and guide on our website, providing detailed explanations of terms and processes involved in mortgage refinancing in Canada. It is a valuable resource for both novices and seasoned property owners looking to refine their understanding of the mortgage landscape.

What are the potential fees involved in mortgage refinancing?

Mortgage refinancing can involve various fees such as appraisal fees, title search, title insurance, legal fees, and administrative fees. The exact amount can vary based on your lender and the complexity of the refinancing process. It is advisable to discuss potential fees upfront to avoid any surprises down the line.

How does my credit score impact the refinancing rate?

Your credit score plays a pivotal role in determining the refinancing rate you can secure. A higher credit score can potentially help you secure a lower rate, saving you a substantial amount over the life of the loan. It is beneficial to work on improving your credit score before initiating the refinancing process to avail the best rates.

Can I use the funds from refinancing for any purpose?

Yes, once you secure funds through refinancing, you can use them for various purposes including home renovations, debt consolidation, education fees, or even to finance a new business venture. The flexibility in the usage of funds is one of the significant advantages of mortgage refinancing.

What is the role of home equity in mortgage refinancing?

Home equity, which is the market value of your home minus any outstanding mortgage balance, is a crucial factor in mortgage refinancing. It determines how much you can borrow and can potentially help you secure lower interest rates. Building substantial home equity over time can be a powerful tool in financial planning.

We hope this FAQ section provides clarity on mortgage refinancing. For any further queries, feel free to reach out to the Equity Mainly Matters team, where our experts are ready to assist you with personalized guidance.