Good news for Real Estate Buyers: Genworth and Canada Guaranty, the other mortgage insurers in Canada, will not be following CMHC’s update below. So it’s business as usual!
Contact us today to discuss what these new changes mean for your specific situation…
The Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced that it would be making changes to its lending conditions for uninsured residential mortgages in the coming weeks.
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Effective July 1, 2020, the following changes will apply to new applications that may impact your borrowing power:
- Homebuyers will need a higher credit score. At least one borrower must have a minimum credit score of 680.
- No borrowed downpayment. Non-traditional sources of down payment like a line of credit or credit card cannot be used.
- Less buying power for homeowners (13-9% reduction in the mortgage money you qualify for). Debt service ratios have been reduced. For example, a family with a $100,000 income that would typically qualify for a $500,000 condo purchase, now qualifies for only $443,000 maximum mortgage money.
Contact us today to discuss what these new changes mean for your specific situation.
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