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Sunday, June 19th, 2022


Learn About Refinancing

Canadians today face many reasons to refinance their mortgage. For example, you may have been working at improving your credit score and now qualify for a new mortgage with a better discount, or you may want to stabilize your payments by changing from a variable rate mortgage to a fixed-rate. Refinancing is also a good option to pull out equity for consolidating debt, home improvements, investments, college expenses, and more.



Refinancing enables borrowers to take equity out of their homes for a variety of purposes including debt consolidation, home renovations etc. The following general criteria must be satisfied:

A minimum credit score of 600. (A minimum credit bureau score of 650 is required for 95% LTV).
No prior bankruptcy or judgements. No R3’s in the past 24 months.
Non-residing guarantors are not permitted.
Non-residing co-borrowers are acceptable (must be an immediate family member and on title).
All other existing requirements related to income and credit worthiness apply.

For more information, look at Genworth and CMHC’s guidelines.