November 21 ’08 05:35PM  |  Sheila Atienza, Richmond BC REALTOR and Mortgage Broker

Richmond British Columbia, Canada – How Affordable to Own a Richmond Terra Nova Townhouse Unit?

In order to have a sample calculation of how much can a home buyer  afford a unit in this admirable Richmond Terra Nova neighbourhood, let us take for example a particular townhouse unit that is selling below 470K, which was recently featured in this blog site.

If a property is being purchased at a price of $469,800 by qualified mortgage borrowers,  and the buyers have savings equivalent to five percent (5%) of this amount ( which in this case would at least be $23,500), then the loan amounting to 95% of the purchase price will have to be advanced by a lender approving of a mortgage sought by the borrowers.
In this case, the qualified mortgage applicants or buyers are looking at paying an approximate monthly amortization of $2,400+ (based on approved credit, with 35-year amortization period), at an estimated interest rate of 5.34%.

Somehow, if you are a renter in this Richmond area, you may be looking at the same, if not almost close to the monthly amount for rental payment for a home that fits a medium-size family.

So, if one has financial resources, with track record of good credit and stable income that can service the mortgage payments for a property, then home ownership may be calling you now.

As home buyers or mortgage borrowers may have different financial profile, It is best to look at your financial options and find an opportunity in this home buyers’ market. Please call 778-896-4493 to find out what options may be available for you.

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