The way Canadians qualify for a mortgage is changing; known as the ‘stress test,’ it may cause more stress as it will be harder to obtain a residential mortgage.
If you’ve recently been asking yourself what’s going on with mortgage rates, you’re not alone. As we start moving towards economic recovery and investors’ optimism of vaccine availability to combat the coronavirus, fixed rates have started to edge upwards.
Each person is unique, and so is their story. We’re talking about their personalities, their backgrounds, their perspectives, and their talents. But if each person is different then why do so many settle for cookie-cutter solutions when it comes to choosing a mortgage? As we all know, a mortgage is a legal contract between you […]
What is a second chance? An opportunity to try something again, a fresh start, or a do over (or if you play golf consider it a mulligan). If you’re a homeowner, the current market conditions may be giving you that second chance right now. You have likely heard that mortgage interest rates have plummeted to […]
Yesterday afternoon, The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, better known as CMHC, announced changes to its mortgage insurance underwriting and acceptance criteria. These changes take effect on July 1, 2020 and will impact those applying for mortgage financing. If you want to buy a home with a down payment of less than 20 per cent, […]