Federal Mortgage Changes

If you’re considering buying a new home or refinancing/renewing your current mortgage,

it would be a wise move to act before July 9th!  The Federal Government announced this morning four new clampdowns on insured mortgages that will quickly come into effect on Monday, July 9th, 2012.

These changes include: 

  • Reducing the maximum amortization period to 25 years from 30 years 
  • Reducing the maximum amount of equity homeowners can take out of their homes when refinancing to 80% from the current 85% 
  • Limiting the availability of government-backed mortgages to homes with a purchase price of less than $1 million 
  • Fixing the maximum gross debt service ratio at 39% and the maximum total debt service ratio at 44%

The first two changes will have the biggest impact on Canadian borrowers.

I have a number of great Mortgage Brokers that I can refer to you if you are planning on getting pre-approved or want to refinance your current property.  Please contact me today




Jenni Bast

Jenni Bast

CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Inc.
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