Secondary Financing (2nd Mortgages)

Secondary financing is when you finance (borrow against) real estate using a loan that is subordinate to (i.e., “behind”) a first mortgage.

A second mortgage is used when the borrower doesn’t want to refinance his/her existing first mortgage.

Determination of first, second, third mortgage, etc. is determined by priority of registration (time and date).


Source: CanadianMortgageTrends.com