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Repositioning / Renovating

This short-term financing option enables access to a property’s equity for improvements, renovations or repairs, eliminating the need to raise funds from personal sources. The goal is usually to increase rents and/or reduce operating expenses to drive up the value of the property and make it eligible for standard financing.

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A new first mortgage used to refinance both the first and the second mortgages registered against the property

  • $25 Million
  • 153 units
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • CMHC insured first mortgage
  • 10 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 75%

New CMHC insured first mortgage used to refinance the existing first mortgage

  • $16 Million
  • 69 units
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • CMHC financing first mortgage 
  • 10 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 69.1%

Loan proceeds shall repay existing debt with the remaining to be used as an equity takeout to complete capital improvements at the property

  • $16.5 Million
  • 126,324 sq. ft.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Industrial - Equity Take-out
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 55.29%

To refinance the property providing the borrower with additional funds for alternate real estate investments

  • $8.4 Million
  • 72 units
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • CMHC insured Pari Passu first mortgage loan
  • 5 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 71.4%

Loan will be used to payout the existing First National mortgage and the acquisition of additional land

  • $7 Million
  • 58 units
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 5 years term, 35 years amortization
  • LTV: 85%

To facilitate the purchase of industrial and industrial/flex properties in the Ottawa area

  • $85 Million
  • 692,631 sq. ft.
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Industrial purchase
  • 5 years term, interest only amortization
  • LTV: 93%

To refinance existing debt on the subject property and to provide equity for capital improvements at the subject property

  • $4 Million
  • 30,181 sq. ft.
  • London, Ontario
  • Conventional loan financing proposal
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 69%

Refinance first and second mortgage loan to the property for future investment

  • $12 Million
  • 103 units
  • Baie-D'Urfe, Quebec
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 59.96%

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Standard financing

Standard financing offers a term of five years or more, a fixed interest rate and is typically closed to prepayment for the term’s duration.

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Short-term (bridge) financing

Bridge financing addresses a borrower’s short-term needs, usually three months to three years.

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Secondary financing

Second mortgages are often used to access equity in a property when a borrower wants to purchase another asset or renovate/repair a property.

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Construction financing is available for condominiums, retail, office, industrial, retirement and purpose-built apartments. 

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