8 Things to Be Aware of When Buying a Second Home

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You can afford a second home, let us show you how! Now that low interest Canadian mortgage rates are readily available, it seems like the perfect time to invest in a second home. Here’s what you should know before purchasing a second property. Things to Learn Before Buying a Second Home 1) Do your research. You will need to resist … Read More

What You Need to Know About the New NHA MBS Policies

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Last Friday, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation issued a statement announcing another round of mortgage restrictions, this time concerning limits on new National Housing Act Mortgage-Backed Securities (NHA MBS). The statement, which was sent to banks, credit unions, and other mortgage lenders, outlined new restrictions that would limit lenders to a maximum of $350-million new guarantees, the amount of … Read More

Ottawa’s Mortgage Rules: One Year Later

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It was roughly one year ago that Finance Minister Flaherty announced his fourth round of mortgage restrictions in as many years. The reason for these changes was simple: cool down an out-of-control housing market. By tightening lending rules, Flaherty hoped to lower the risk to taxpayers and curb excessive rates of household debt.