Changes to Mortgage Rules Effective March 18th, 2011

There were new rules announced by the federal government this month abnd they are as follows:  

1/ CMHC will no longer insure 35 year amortization - the maximum will be 30 years.  If you already have a 35 or 40 year amortization you will be able to renew without changing the amortization.  

2/ To refinance your existing home you must retain a minimum of 15% equity. The previous minimum was 10%.


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