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Leah Zlatkin interviewed by the Financial Post: ‘Bank of Canada opens the door for variable-rate mortgages’

Posted on June 7th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet The latest announcement is going to stimulate the market, said mortgage broker and COO at Mortgage Outlet, Leah Zlatkin. “What this does is decrease the rates at most of our variable lenders by 25 basis points” Zlatkin said in a recent interview with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn. “So those rates are down to […]

Leah Zlatkin featured on CP24 “The fixed rate or variable rate dilemma”

Posted on June 6th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet Leah Zlatkin, COO of Mortgage Outlet says theres two things we need to keep in mind: “If you are or were looking to qualify with variable rate mortgage, you’re going to qualify for slightly more than you would have before and if you’re a fixed rate mortgage holder, this doesn’t really impact you at […]

Leah Zlatkin and Shawn Stillman quoted in CMP Magazine: ‘Will the growth of alternative lending in Canada continue?’

Posted on May 30th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet Mortgage Outlet chief operations officer and broker Leah Zlatkin said building a strong understanding of the space, and lenders’ varying appetites for different deal types, was of paramount importance for brokers. “There are so many lenders in the MIC space, in the private space – it’s always a good idea to understand what people’s […]

Leah Zlatkin featured on CP24 “Is now the right time to buy a home?”

Posted on May 9th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet Leah Zlatkin of Mortgage Outlet says it’s a good time to buy. “Right now, we are seeing record levels of listings and seeing the sale prices go up slightly from march, but year-over-year, we are looking at a lower sale prices for homes” Zlatkin says. “In the GTA, prices are hovering over a million […]

Leah Zlatkin quoted in the Toronto Sun: ‘Coming up short’

Posted on April 19th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet Like many new condo purchasers in the city of Toronto, they find themselves in the “inconvenient experience” of buying during a market peak and closing during a market dip, a scenario that forced them to get creative with financing, says mortgage broker Leah Zlaktin. “They wanted to move in on occupancy but the finances didn’t […]

Leah Zlatkin quoted by BNN Bloomberg: “Getting the lowest mortgage rates in a high interest rate world”

Posted on April 18th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet Borrowers need to be wary of what seems like too great a rate, said Leah Zlatkin, mortgage broker and COO of Mortgage Outlet. “There’s certain mortgages out there that are very specialized products that offer you insanely low rates, but you have to sell the property or die to get out of that mortgage.” […]

Leah Zlatkin quoted in Global News: ‘Does Budget 2024 make it easier to buy a first home in Canada?’

Posted on April 17th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet Leah Zlatkin, a mortgage broker and COO of Mortgage Outlet, said in a release Tuesday that these changes might have a limited impact in the housing market because they only apply to insured mortgages and new builds. Insured mortgages typically only apply when a homebuyer puts less than 20 per cent of a home’s […]

Leah Zlatkin quoted by BNN Bloomberg: “How will the Bank of Canada’s interest rate decision impact real estate?”

Posted on April 10th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet “This rate hold may give more Canadian buyers the confidence to purchase a home now, believing that interest rates will either remain the same or decrease later in the year,” Leah Zlatkin, a licensed mortgage broker, said in a statement to Wednesday. She highlighted that housing inventory in the Greater Toronto Area remains […]

Leah Zlatkin Quoted in the Globe and Mail: “For real estate preconstruction buyers, a hard truth”

Posted on April 3rd, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet Leah Zlatkin, mortgage broker with Mortgage Outlet, says investors who buy condos with the intention of selling in the assignment market typically ensure that a clause in the contract allows them to do so. Many exit before the building is complete. She’s seeing an influx of buyers who intended to live in the unit […]

Leah Zlatkin featured on CP24 “Home-owners are running into issues with Pre-construction Buys”

Posted on March 25th, 2024 by Mortgage Outlet  Leah Zlatkin, COO at Mortgage Outlet and a licensed mortgage broker says “Most condos or most preconstruction properties are not assignable so it’ll say right in your contract that you can’t assign this property” Zlatkin adds “This being said, realtors will negotiate on their behalf and they will have an assignment clausee which is great fallback option. If you […]