New Year, New Mortgage Rules: Why You’ll Soon Have a Harder Time Qualifying for a Mortgage
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New Year, New Mortgage Rules: Why You’ll Soon Have a Harder Time Qualifying for a Mortgage

In 2018, new Ontario mortgage applicants likely won’t be able to afford the same home, as stricter mortgage rules come into place. And while those with a fixed rate mortgage are not impacted by interest rate increases implemented by the Bank of Canada, their affordability will be affected as well. For example… Continue reading »

OSFI’s New Mortgage Rules: Why Homebuyers Should Apply Now
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OSFI’s New Mortgage Rules: Why Homebuyers Should Apply Now

Effective Jan. 2018, all Canadians applying for a new mortgage will be subject to a stricter stress test to assess if they could still make mortgage payments in the event interest rates rise. The new guidelines will reduce how much you can afford… Continue reading »

What OSFI’s Tightened Rules on Uninsured Mortgages Means for Homebuyers
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What OSFI’s Tightened Rules on Uninsured Mortgages Means for Homebuyers

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is proposing stricter rules on uninsured mortgages that could have an even more profound effect on the housing market. Will house prices decrease? Will there be less competition? Continue reading »