Stress Test Dropping This has been a busy week in the mortgage world. There were rumblings that the Stress Test was going to be reduced and Evan Siddall, head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), released a three-page document which prompted much debate...
Over the last few weeks mortgage interest rates have continued to drop. I’ve had many calls from clients wondering if it is worthwhile to break their current mortgages and re-do them into today’s lower rates. The straight answer is it all depends.
The best rate for each client truly depends on their particular circumstances.
Reduced debt service ratios will significantly affect borrowers. Based on current guidelines, if you are qualified to purchase a home priced at $350,000 this price will drop to $310,000 under the new guidelines which come into effect July 1, 2020. If you have been pre-qualified to buy a home and are currently house hunting, I can not stress how critical it is that you touch base with your mortgage person to see how these changes may affect your application.
I talked about buying strata properties in a previous column. After a few recent escapades with condo purchases I think I’d like to talk about it again. Strata properties can offer the convenience of shared maintenance costs, security, benefits like pools and workout...
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