7 key factors to securing the right home equity loan

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The procedure of obtaining a home equity loan has altered significantly.

A few years ago, accessing the equity you had built up in your property was simple. Banks were happy to lend you money based on the value of your home.

Many lenders are attempting to promote home equity loans to Canadian consumers now that Canadian banks are lending with more vigilance. With the lending market changing and knowing how borrowing might affect your finances, consumers must be more aware of the lenders and loan options accessible to them.

If you’re thinking about borrowing money from your home, whether for home improvements, education, debt repayment, or expanding your budding business, you should first identify a few key factors that will influence how much you need to borrow and where you should borrow it.

These factors include:

  1. Equity
  2. Income
  3. Credit
  4. Loan Amount
  5. Cash Flow
  6. Property Value
  7. Length of time

Let’s look at these in detail.


This is the most crucial aspect of lending and borrowing. The difference between the value of your property and the amount owed on your mortgage is referred to as equity. The more equity you have in your house, the less expensive it will be to borrow money, because the lender’s perceived risk decreases with each additional dollar of equity you have.


The second most essential criteria in mortgage approval is income. If you apply for a mortgage without a job, you’ll find that interest rates are greater than you expected, regardless of how much equity you have in your property. It may make sense, similarly to credit loans, to borrow a small amount of money on a home equity loan while you look for work or start your small business. When you meet the income requirements on a mortgage application, lenders are more ready to offer you the low-risk borrowers’ preferred rates.


Your credit score is an important factor in whether you are approved or denied for a loan. In many situations, getting a short-term loan to enhance your credit score can be a good move, especially if it allows you to secure a lower interest rate on a longer-term loan once your credit has been repaired.

4.Loan Amount:

Consider borrowing money as a series of steps. If your credit application is weak today, you should only borrow money for immediate requirements, or focus on rebuilding your credit and income in order to borrow money at cheaper rates in the future.

5.Cash Flow:

 Always make sure that you don’t sign yourself up for a mortgage payment you can’t handle. Just like the loan amount, your cash flow can be viewed in stages.

6.Property Value:

The value of your home is a key component in any mortgage application. Don’t trust just anyone to value your home. You’ll want to ensure you work with a reputable appraiser to verify the value of your home.

7.Length of Time:

The length of time you need to borrow money for is important. Short term loans with low fees and higher rates might make sense for someone who only needs to borrow for a short period of time. On the other hand, a borrower looking for a longer term solution may consider paying a break penalty or a fee in order to secure a lower interest rate for a longer term, to ultimately save tens of thousands of dollars in insurance costs.

How Cannect fits

Working with a Cannect expert can assist you in identifying and addressing the seven major aspects that influence your borrowing needs: equity, income, credit, loan size, cash flow, property value, and time frame.

Cannect’s access to low-interest-rate finance, combined with our Canadian financing knowledge, allows us to assist you find the best home equity lending solution for you. Not only for your present needs, but also to ensure the best possible financial outcome in the future.

Our most successful clients are those who we can assist in obtaining reduced interest rate loans that provide them with the funds they require at a monthly payment that keeps them on the path to financial freedom.

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