Find us on Google+ Google+

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Stricter Debt Ratio Standards on the Way – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Stricter Debt Ratio Standards on the Way By Rob McLister, Editor, CanadianMortgageTrends.com If you’re a typical borrower, yourdebt ratios will largely determine if you’re approved for a mortgage. For applicants who push the limits of qualification, those approvals have been tougher to come by. That’s a direct result of last year’s mortgage rule tightening, which imposed stricter debt […]

Cashback Mortgages Live On – Find a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Cashback Mortgages Live On A month and a half from now, cashback down payment mortgages will be no more – at least for institutions regulated at the federal level anyway. Alternatively, these mortgages are sometimes called 100% financing. The scrapping of such financial products is the result of the new B–20 mortgage regulations, mandated by […]

CMHC backing fewer loans

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is cutting back on mortgages it insures as the Crown corporation edges closer to a $600-billion cap imposed on it by the federal government, the Financial Post has learned. A CMHC spokesman confirmed that it had approached a number of lenders at the end of 2011 about reducing its “bulk or portfolio […]

CMHC Insurance Limits: A Wake-up Call for Lenders

Many have now seen thisNational Post article. The gist of it: CMHC is approaching its $600 billion government-imposed limit on issuing mortgage default insurance. That’s happening largely because of lenders’ enormous appetite for something called portfolio insurance (a.k.a., “bulk insurance”). No one fully grasps the repercussions yet, but our sense is that the news is not […]

Canadian Housing Market to Remain Steady in 2011

OTTAWA, August 24, 2011 — Housing starts are forecast to remain steady in 2011 and 2012, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) third quarterHousing Market Outlook, Canada Edition.1 “Housing starts have been strong in the last few months, but are forecast to moderate closer in line with demographic fundamentals,” said Mathieu Laberge, Deputy Chief […]

SEO Powered By SEOPressor