Private Mortgages in Ontario, British Columbia & Nova Scotia.

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what is a Private Mortgage?

Residential, Commercial, Land & Construction Loans.

A private mortgage is a mortgage that is funded by a mortgage lender other than a bank, credit union or trust company. A private mortgage can be used to assist with the purchase, refinance or construction of a residential, commercial, industrial property, as well as land and purpose built real estate assets. For existing real estate owners, a private mortgage can assist you access equity or refinance or replace an existing mortgage if traditional or alternative mortgage financing isn’t a preset option. Private mortgage financing may be useful for homeowners, real estate investors and builders by allowing them access to financing options for various purposes, particularly when traditional or alternative mortgage financing is not possible or practical, especially if the borrowing requirement falls outside of the rigid underwriting standards and lending policies of traditional mortgage lenders. Private mortgage lenders self-prescribe their own underwriting and lending guidelines and usually help approve mortgage requests that are turned down elsewhere. 

Private Mortgage pros & Cons.

Learn about private mortgages.

It is important to understand the differences between traditional and private mortgage financing. Traditional mortgage lenders, such as banks, trust companies and credit unions, are federally or provincially regulated and must abide by stringent lending guidelines. Homeowners, homebuyers and real estate investors that can satisfy traditional mortgage lender underwriting guidelines are candidates for competitively low-interest rates and traditional term lengths (i.e., 1-5 years). Traditional lenders have fairly restrictive qualifying guidelines and underwriting policies about the property type, zoning, location and condition, the client’s income, employment and credit profile. Private mortgage lenders play a role in the Canadian mortgage market by lending money to homeowners, homebuyers, real estate investors, custom home builders and real estate developers who cannot qualify for traditional financing for one or more reasons. Unlike traditional mortgage lenders, private mortgage lenders are typically much more lenient with underwriting policies and usually willing to approve mortgages turned down by traditional lenders. In exchange for private mortgage lenders taking on additional lending risk that traditional lenders are unwilling to accept, they will charge an interest rate premium. Private mortgages, by design, usually have short terms ranging from 6-24 months, most commonly 12 months. Private mortgages are intended to provide a short-term solution for clients to improve their circumstances to transition to a traditional mortgage or to assist with a financing objective that can be satisfied during the term of a private mortgage. Contact us to learn more about private mortgages.

Private Mortgage Pros & Cons
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When Is a Private Mortgage Required?

Fast & Flexible Private mortgage loans.

In Canada, traditional mortgage lenders that must operate under rigid government prescribed mortgage underwriting guidelines and policies, including, in most cases, the ‘mortgage stress-test’, which requires borrowers to prove that they can qualify for an interest rate that is actually higher than the actual mortgage contract. Private mortgage lenders play a very important role in the Canadian real estate market, a real estate market that continues to under-service the needs of many who are new to Canada, self-employed, establishing or rebuilding credit, purchasing, refinancing, building a custom home or accessing equity from real estate that is located in rural or remote locations. We are often approached by to-be and current real estate owners that have been turned down by the very banks that they’ve been banking with for years. DV Capital has underwritten and funded millions of dollars of private mortgages and possess the experience, connections and resources to assist its clients with their private mortgage requirements in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. 

Private Mortgage Features.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Private Mortgages.

A private mortgage is often used as a short term financing facility for homeowners, investors custom home builders, and real estate developers. Therefore typically private mortgage terms range from 6-24 months, usually with the option to extend or renew, at the lenders discretion. Although private mortgages are usually interest-only due to the marginal amount of principal pay-down over a short period of time, amortization options up to 40 years exist, allowing the mortgage to be paid-down. In many cases, DV Capital can provide a ‘no-payment’ mortgage, also referred to as ‘prepaid interest’ or an ‘interest reserve’ by way of prepaying the mortgage payments for a number of months or for the term length. We can also usually customize a mortgage payment by prepaying the difference of the actual payment, and the amount that best suits our clients budget. Contact us If you are looking for a private mortgage broker or direct access to private mortgage lenders in urban, suburban and rural locations across Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

Private Mortgage Features
Private Mortgage Lenders in Canada

Types of Private Mortgage Lenders.

Private Mortgage Lenders Near You.

Generally speaking, there are two primary categories of private mortgage lenders that provide private mortgages in Canada:

Mortgage Investment Entities: A Mortgage Investment Corporation, for example, is a mortgage investment vehicle comprised of qualified investor capital that is deployed by the MIC Manager into private mortgages that meet the underwriting and loan criteria of the Mortgage Fund. MIE’s are typically well capitalized and managed and specialize in specific mortgage programs ie: second mortgages, commercial mortgages, construction loans or equity-based private mortgage lending. 

Private Mortgage Investors: An example of a Private Mortgage Investor might be a High Net Worth Individual or a Family Office that provides private mortgages on an ‘case-by-case’ basis, in one or multiple individual private mortgages, per their lending guidelines.

DV Capital Corporation provides homeowners, real estate investors, custom home builders and real estate developers with direct access to a vast network of private mortgage funds for residential, multi-family, apartment, commercial, mixed-use, industrial, land, custom home construction financing and development requirements across Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

Private Mortgage Brokers.

Private Mortgage Broker Near You.

First and foremost, DV Capital is licensed as a Mortgage Brokerage and is qualified to participate in private mortgage activity and maintains a vast network of private mortgage lenders. Oftentimes mortgage agents and brokers are accustomed to traditional lending guidelines and operate within the ‘check the box’ approach and are uncertain how to assist clients with their unique private mortgage requirements. We specialize in reviewing, structuring and approving private mortgages for clients with no credit, bad credit, active or discharged consumer proposals and bankruptcies, fix-n-flips, spousal buyouts, mortgage arrears, property tax arrears, and CRA arrears and can stop a power of sale and assist a homeowner with foreclosure redemption. We have the ability, in most cases, to approve clients based on sufficient equity regardless of them being turned down elsewhere. 

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Private Mortgage Lenders For Bad Credit
Private Mortgage lenders for Bad Credit.

Can You get a mortgage with bad credit?

Over the years we have seen credit profiles of every shape and size imaginable. We understand that bad times happen to good people and believe in providing clients with a fresh slate and a chance to move ahead. We work with clients with previous or active consumer proposals, credit counselling plans or bankruptcies. In addition, we work with individuals who are new to the country including foreign buyers and investors who either have zero established credit in Canada or very thin credit. A DV Capital mortgage may be used to help  build or rebuild credit, eliminate high interest debt without resulting in filing for a consumer proposal or a bankruptcy. We are quite regularly contacted by clients whose current credit profile does not allow them to refinance with their existing mortgage lender and feel that they are out of options, when in fact we may be able to assist regardless of being turned down elsewhere by pairing our clients financing request with our network of private mortgage lenders across Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. 

Self Employed Private Mortgages.

Private Mortgages for Business for Self.

So, you made the decision that business ownership suits your vision for freedom and success. Sadly, you may have learnt that it is difficult to obtain a mortgage if you are self-employed. Whether you are operating as a sole proprietor, a corporation or a partnership you will be required to provide a plethora of income documents, worst of all, you might not actually be able to formally verify your income in a manner that traditional lenders require. Furthermore, your income, assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses, financial statements, tax returns and notice of assessments will be scrutinized with a fine-toothed comb. At DV Capital, we have multiple programs for self employed clients. This is not to say that we cannot assist fully qualified self-employed individuals secure excellent mortgage approvals, however, we might be able to assist individuals who have been turned down elsewhere. We completely understand that your income might fluctuate seasonly or that you might not be able to verify all of your income using traditional methods. We provide flexible self employed mortgage approvals for residential and commercial real estate owners as well as those looking to purchase, without immense amounts of red-tape. Whether a business has been in operation for many years or recently established, going through a rough patch, overextended its credit to support their business operations and expenses, is looking to access equity for business operating capital or to replace an existing mortgage, contact DV Capital for a complimentary assessment. 

Self-Employed Private Mortgages in Canada
Jumbo Mortgage Loans in Canada
Jumbo Private Mortgage Loans.

Mortgages for $1M - $20M +

A jumbo mortgage loan refers to a large loan amount that is usually unobtainable from traditional mortgage lenders. This is either due to maximum mortgage loan amount policies or the clients inability to qualify for large loan amounts as a result of insufficient documented income. Traditional mortgage lenders generally limit their total loan size, or implement a ‘sliding scale’ policy whereby the loan amount is reduced as the property value increases over a certain threshold. Other times, naturally, real estate owners are unable to qualify for traditional lending for a large loan amount as a result of the ‘mortgage stress test’. Similarly, real estate owners of income-producing real estate may not be able to debt service a larger loan amount per traditional residential or commercial mortgage lenders debt service coverage requirements. Given DV Capital’s large private mortgage network, a jumbo mortgage loan is a relatively easy order, provided sufficient equity, for homeowners, real estate investors and custom home builders. DV Capital can facilitate jumbo mortgage loan financing from $1 million to over $20 million dollars, per transaction, across Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. 

Mortgages for Remediated Grow Ops.

Mortgages for Cannabis Grow-Ops.

Due to the stigma associated with properties previously used as illegal grow operations, traditional mortgage lenders will often shy away from providing financing due to marketability concerns. Even with environmental and structural inspections, many mortgage lenders will simply choose to avoid financing a property that was previously used as a cannabis grow operation even if it has been remediated. Through it’s network of private mortgage lenders, DV Capital can provide mortgage approvals for remediated marijuana / cannabis grow operations in Ontario, British Columbia & Nova Scotia.

Mortgage for Remediated Grow-Ops
Rush & Emergency Mortgages
Rush & Emergency Mortgages.

same Day Mortgage Approvals.

DV Capital understands just how quickly a supposed ‘mortgage pre-approval or mortgage approval’ can turn out to be a misleading and worthless piece of paper. For many years we have witnessed countless cases where individuals relied on ‘pre-approvals’ or ‘conditional approvals’ and entered into purchase agreements or plans to refinance or access equity, that results in an immense waste of time and energy only to find out that ‘approval’ is meaningless. DV Capital specializes in same-day mortgage assessments and emergency rush mortgage approvals for purchases, refinances, equity take outs, and other time sensitive situations including handling mortgage arrears, property tax arrears, CRA issues as well as stopping a power of sale or redeeming a foreclosure. Contact us for your emergency mortgage requirements in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. 

Mortgage Arrears?

Missed a Mortgage Payment?

If you are struggling with mortgage arrears it is important for you to know that DV Capital will do it’s best to help you. For over a decade we have provided mortgage financing for real estate owners experiencing mortgage arrears.  If you have an existing mortgage(s) that are approaching its maturity date(s) and have had late payments during the term you might not receive a renewal offer. Similarly, if you have had any late payments during the last 6-12 months of your existing mortgage and are planning to refinance to another lender, you might no longer qualify due to late payments, regardless of the reason. Even worse, having one or more late payments on your existing mortgage(s) can lead to a stressful and costly process that could ultimately lead to your real estate being sold under a power of sale or have its title transferred to the mortgage lender under foreclosure proceedings. We can stop mortgage arrears by helping you bring an existing mortgage up to date or replacing a mortgage that is currently in arrears or not being renewed because of current mortgage arrears or missed or late mortgage payments during the term. Ultimately, mortgage arrears can lead to a power of sale or foreclosure which can erode your home equity and lead to your home being sold. DV Capital has immense experience helping real estate owners experiencing mortgage arrears across Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

Mortgage Arrears Assistance
Private Mortgage Rates in Canada
Private mortgage Rates.

Canada Private Mortgage Lenders.

DV Capital is active and experienced in the private mortgage market. A marketplace often overlooked by traditional lenders either due to the income and credit profile of the borrower that does not conform to rigid underwriting requirements or due to the location, condition and type of the real estate asset. Private mortgage companies in Canada exist to provide alternative mortgage options for purchasers and real estate owners who cannot ‘fit the box’ with traditional lenders. As a result, private mortgage lenders require an interest rate premium that provides an appropriate risk-adjusted return. Interest rates are higher than rates for traditional and alternative mortgage lender, however, in exchange, mortgage financing and ease of approval is typically provided that otherwise wouldn’t be with traditional mortgage lenders.DV Capital maintains relationship with a network of private mortgage lenders and private mortgage investors including mortgage investment corporations (MIC), family offices and high net worth individuals. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary assessment and private mortgage quote and private mortgage approval for your residential, commercial, land and construction financing requirements in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

Private Mortgage Benefits.

Best Private Mortgage Lenders.

  • First, second, and third private mortgages.
  • Higher loan-to-values up to and above 85%*.
  • Equity based private mortgage lending.
  • Flexible income and credit requirements.
  • No mortgage stress-test. 
  • Prepaid or customized mortgage payments.
  • Same day private mortgage approvals.
  • Access to the best private mortgage lenders.
  • Rush and emergency mortgage approvals. 
  • Mortgages for self-employed individuals. 
  • Replace a non-renewing mortgage.
  • Bring mortgage arrears up to date.
  • Bring property taxes up to date.
  • Stop a power of sale.
  • Redeem a foreclosure.
  • Business operating capital.
  • Divorce and spousal buyout financing. 
  • & more. 
Private Mortgage Benefits
Residential & Commercial Private Mortgage Loans
Private Mortgage Property Types.

private mortgages for most property types:

  • Detached & Semi Detached Real Estate 
  • Low, Mid & High-Rise Condos & Stratas
  • Luxury Homes
  • Custom Home Construction 
  • Multi Family Real Estate
  • Mobile Homes on Leased Land.
  • Mixed-Use Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Industrial Real Estate 
  • Hotel & Motel (Hospitality Assets)
  • Places of Worship (ie. Church, Mosque, Temple) 
  • Purpose-Built Real Estate
  • Retail Offices & Plazas
  • Medical Facility Mortgages
  • Storage Facility Mortgages 
  • Parking Lot Mortgages
  • Manufactured Home Communities.
  • Condo Hotel Mortgages (Four Seasons, Shangri-La, Bisha etc) 
  • & more. 
How to Apply for Private Mortgages?

Private Mortgages in Ontario, British Columbia & Nova Scotia.

The majority of private mortgage lenders partake in residential mortgage lending given its relative ease to underwrite and raise investor capital, however, there are many private mortgage lenders that cater to many different asset classes, including multi-family, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, land, gas stations, hotel, motel, places of of worship (temple, church, mosque) and other purpose-built assets. Each respective private mortgage lender has a plethora of specific underwriting requirements. Individuals or businesses seeking a private mortgage may significantly benefit from working with an expert private mortgage firm to protect time, energy resources and arm themselves with the potential of multiple private mortgage options from multiple private mortgage lenders. DV Capital is a recognized private mortgage firm equipped to handle most private mortgage requirements across Ontario, British Columbia & Nova Scotia

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