Important for anyone in the market for homes
in the $1million+ price range:
As of July 1, 2014 the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)- Canada's largest provider of mortgage insurance- will no longer provide insurance for homes costing $1million or more.
According to CEO of the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC, Samantha Gale, these changes are not anticipated to affect home buyers, as two other companies- Genworth and Canada Guaranty- will continue to provie mortgage loan insurance. However, considering some 5,377 homes sold in the REBGV in 2013 fell into the $1M+ price range, it will be interesting to see if this makes a difference.
Previously if you had a minimum down payment of 20% or more you were not required to purchase mortgage loan insurance, however it was sometimes encouraged as a condition for mortgage approval (conversely, if you had less than a 20% down payment, you were required to buy mortgage loan insurance).
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