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Mortgage Insurance Premiums Increasing May 1st!

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Mortgage Insurance Premiums Increasing May 1st!

CMHC is increasing the insurance rates for mortgage loans by 15 per cent on average.

The new premiums will go into effect May 1 and apply to all new mortgages, existing mortgages are not affected.

Buyers with less than 20% down payment will be paying more in insurance premiums. Self-Employed clients with no income verification will pay even higher premiums.

The overall cost of buying a home with a small down payment could cost thousands, but CMHC estimates on an average purchase the cost will work out to $5 per month to an average mortgage payments.

Interesting Points:
  • Existing insured mortgages are not affected as long as no new money is added.
  • Changes apply to owner occupied, self-employed and 1-to-4 unit rental property applications
  • Self-Employed applicants who cannot verify income will be hit with the largest increase
  • All the mortgages approved before May 1st will still get current rates.
  • Genworth has announced that they will follow CMHC with the increase, Canada Guarantee has not made an announcement yet
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