How Canada’s New Mortgage Rules Affect You

Posted onDecember 19/2016By

If you are planning to buy or sell a home, you should be aware of some of the new rules that are in place, as it might affect your chances as a home buyer or seller. The rules require home buyers to meet new lending criteria and they must qualify for rates that are fixed by the Bank of Canada. Insurance Mortgages Prospective buyers who want to secure mortgage loans must be purchasing a dwelling that has an amortization period of 25 years or less and a value of less than one million dollars. Borrowers who have less than 20 per cent down will have to qualify for a rate that is set by the Bank of Canada. Borrowers with more than 20 per cent down will not have to qualify until Nov. 30, 2016. This gives borrowers who rely on portfolio insurance time to find another means of financing…

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