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How do you make sure your mortgage is approved?

  1. Know Your Credit Score. … 
  2. Save Your Cash. … 
  3. Stay at Your Job. … 
  4. Pay Down Debt and Avoid New Debt. … 
  5. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage. … 
  6. Know What You Can Afford.
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What is the mortgage approval process?

Underwriting is the mortgage lender’s process of assessing the risk of lending money to you. The bank, credit union or mortgage lender has to determine whether you are able to pay back the home loan before deciding whether to approve your application.

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Mortgage approval

mortgage pre-approval is a process that provides you with important information to help you with your home search. When you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you’ll find out: The maximum amount you can afford to spend on a home. The monthly mortgage payment associated with your maximum purchase price

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Average House Price in Calgary

The average house price in Calgary is $420,500

 

In August 2019,  average home prices in Calgary down 2.7% compared to the previous year.

Home prices depend on the size, location, amenities, the age and condition of the apartment, townhouse or house.

 

Average House Price in Calgary
2017 2018 2019
January $428,500* $426,800* $410,200
February $428,000* $428,700* $409,800
March $429,100* $430,700* $409,400
April $430,200* $430,900* $411,100
May $433,700* $437,100* $418,300
June $435,900* $437,100* $419,900
July $437,600* $435,100* $419,900
August $436,600* $432,200* $420,500
September $435,700* $424,200
October $433,300* $422,000
November $430,700* $418,300
December $427,400 $413,900
Source: CREA
*Updated

Here are some recommendations from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to buying your first home:According to the 2017 outlook from the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), house prices aren’t expected to grow by a significant amount this year.

  • Decide if home ownership is right for you
  • Check if you are financially ready to own a home
  • Analyze your situation and mortgage possibilities
  • Find the right home
  • Make and offer and close the deal
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How much is a down payment on a house in Calgary?

How much is a down payment on a house in Calgary?

The very minimum amount required as a down payment is still 5% of the purchase price. When there is a down payment that is less than 20% of the purchase price, the mortgage must be insured by Canada Mortgage and Housing. They’ll let you put a 5% down payment on a house that’s under $500,000.

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Will Calgary house prices go down?

House prices in Calgary were down 4.3 per cent in May, year over year, as the local market remains overstocked, according to the latest statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association. … “The home pricing environment will likely remain weak in these cities until demand and supply return to better balance.