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Down Payments

Not all Down Payments are created equal

So you are in the market to buy a new to you home. With the current real estate market being as hot ( due to limited supply) as it is make sure that you have the correct down payment in order before you put in your offer. High ratio mortgage insurance ( CMHC, Sagen and Canada Gurantee) is available for purchase prices less than 1,000,000. However to get into a home with the minimum required will depend on the purchase price of the property and of course your credit and income.

5% down payment is the minimum for purchase prices at 500,000 or less. If you are quick at math that is 25,000. However if the house that you really like you ended up getting an accepted offer at 760,000. You will put down 5% of the 1st 500,000 and … Read more

Rules, Rules, Rules

Here is the information regarding the new mortgage rules that will come into effect on April 19th of this year. The changes are not as bad as some were predicting. This is the summary, and the text is below.
Starting April 19th
1. Borrowers need to qualify using the 5 year fixed rate
2. Refinances maxed out at 90% LTV
3. 20% downpayment for mortgages tied to non-owner occupied properties bought for speculation.
Canada will bring in new mortgage rules to cool the country’s red-hot housing sector, but does not think the market has entered into bubble territory, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Tuesday.Concerned that new homebuyers may overextend themselves, the government said it is implementing three changes to mortgage rules that will help prevent the problems seen in other countries that helped trigger the global financial crisis.

“Today’s … Read more