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Mortgage Porting Bring Your Mortgage With You

Mortgage Porting: Bring Your Mortgage With You

Suppose you are committed to a five-year mortgage term with two years left until renewal. However, recent changes in your life, such as a new job offer requiring relocation or the need for more space due to a growing family, necessitate an early exit from your mortgage. While one option involves breaking the mortgage and incurring a pre-penalty fee, there may be an alternative: mortgage porting.

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2023 Housing and Mortgage Market Review

2023 Housing and Mortgage Market Review

In October, Canada’s inflation rate dipped to 3.1%, slightly below the expected 3.2%, primarily due to a 6% monthly drop in gasoline prices. The economic landscape reveals sluggish GDP growth, a rising unemployment rate, and a likelihood of the Bank of Canada pausing interest rate hikes until April 2024, followed by a potential 75 basis points reduction by the end of the following year.

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High Ratio Mortgages and Mortgage Default Insurance

High Ratio Mortgages and Mortgage Default Insurance

A high ratio mortgage is where the borrower’s down payment is less than 20% of the property’s purchase price. In Canada, such mortgages require insurance because they are considered higher risk and necessitate “default insurance” coverage.

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Mortgage Porting Bring Your Mortgage With You

Mortgage Porting: Bring Your Mortgage With You

Suppose you are committed to a five-year mortgage term with two years left until renewal. However, recent changes in your life, such as a new job offer requiring relocation or the need for more space due to a growing family, necessitate an early exit from your mortgage. While one option involves breaking the mortgage and incurring a pre-penalty fee, there may be an alternative: mortgage porting.

READ MORE
2023 Housing and Mortgage Market Review

2023 Housing and Mortgage Market Review

In October, Canada’s inflation rate dipped to 3.1%, slightly below the expected 3.2%, primarily due to a 6% monthly drop in gasoline prices. The economic landscape reveals sluggish GDP growth, a rising unemployment rate, and a likelihood of the Bank of Canada pausing interest rate hikes until April 2024, followed by a potential 75 basis points reduction by the end of the following year.

READ MORE
High Ratio Mortgages and Mortgage Default Insurance

High Ratio Mortgages and Mortgage Default Insurance

A high ratio mortgage is where the borrower’s down payment is less than 20% of the property’s purchase price. In Canada, such mortgages require insurance because they are considered higher risk and necessitate “default insurance” coverage.

READ MORE

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