Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Mortgage Rules Eff Jan 1, 2018

The new mortgage rules will now make it harder for those with bigger down payments to qualify than applicants with less than 20% down payment. New rules take effect Jan 1, 2018

OSFI is setting a new minimum qualifying rate, or “stress test,” for uninsured mortgages.
  • Guideline B-20 now requires the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages to be the greater of the five-year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada or the contractual mortgage rate +2%.
OSFI is requiring lenders to enhance their loan-to-value (LTV) measurement and limits so they will be dynamic and responsive to risk.
  • Under the final Guideline, federally regulated financial institutions must establish and adhere to appropriate LTV ratio limits that are reflective of risk and are updated as housing markets and the economic environment evolve.
OSFI is placing restrictions on certain lending arrangements that are designed, or appear designed to circumvent LTV limits.

  • A federally regulated financial institution is prohibited from arranging with another lender a mortgage, or a combination of a mortgage and other lending products, in any form that circumvents the institution’s maximum LTV ratio or other limits in its residential mortgage underwriting policy, or any requirements established by law.

This will COOL the Toronto Real estate market further;

  • as buyers struggle to qualify
  • Sellers are unable to sell their homes
  • Interest Rates Increase
  • Inventory is still reducing
Credit Union business will blossom.

Schedule B Lenders?

The unintended consequences are your ability to re negotiate a Mortgage Renewal with your lender. 

If you are seeking a better rate you are required to discharge and resign legals, register on title BUT you will need to re QUALIFY  with the new lender.

This will give lenders an opportunity to profit. 

What do you think? 

Call me 647 218 2414 

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