CMHC premiums increase for Homebuyers

CMHC premiums increase

CMHC premiums increased on March 17, 2017. Mortgage insurance or mortgage default insurance, commonly referred to as CMHC insurance, protects the lender in the case the borrower defaults on the mortgage. Mortgage default insurance is required on all mortgages with down payments of less than 20%. This CMHC premiums is added onto your mortgage balance and factored into your monthly principle and interest payment. How Much more will I be paying for my Mortgage Default Premium? Say you are purchasing a $300,000 home with 5% down ($15,000), 5 yr fixed rate is 2.69%. Before March 17, 2017: Premium:  3.60%…

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New Rules Limit First Time Homebuyers

Last week  (Oct. 2016),  the Federal government announced tighter mortgage rules that will affect home buyers, especially First Time Homebuyers. The tightened mortgage lending rules will limit the amount many Canadians can borrow to help ensure that when interest rates rise, they’ll still be able to make their payments. These new rules take effect Oct 17, 2016 Under the new rules, there is a stress test for all home buyers that are putting less than 20% down. The stress test is where borrowers must qualify for their mortgage using a higher interest rate than they will actually be paying on their mortgage. Currently the…

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Types of Insurance when buying a home

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4 Types of Insurance Related to your home MORTGAGE DEFAULT INSURANCE is an added premium into your home mortgage. Mortgage default insurance is required for those with a High-Ratio mortgage (less than 20% down) or borrowers with higher risk. This policy is in place to protect lenders from risk of borrower default. The 3 mortgage default insurers in Canada are CMHC, Genworth & Canada Guaranty. You purchased a big investment and you are going to want to insure the building & contents with FIRE & HOME INSURANCE.  Fire insurance policies pay out the mortgage lender if the house burns down. Mortgages won’t fund…

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