If your down payment is less than 20% of the property value, mortgage insurance is mandatory in Canada. An insurance premium is built into the mortgage. So therefore, the clients do not pay “out of pocket” for this expense. For lenders, a down payment of this size is more of a risk, so the insurance premium is a guarantee for the lender in the event of your defaulting on the loan.
Vacation and Rental Property Mortgages
Many people find it hard in the beginning to gather the money needed to buy a vacation property.
Applying for a mortgage shouldn’t be hard or confusing,
What is an appraisal?
A written analysis prepared by a qualified appraiser and estimating the value of a property. The Appraised Value is an opinion of a property’s fair market value, based on an appraiser’s knowledge, experience, and analysis of the property.
What are Fixed and Variable rates?
In a Fixed Rate Mortgage, the interest rate is fixed for a specific amount of time. This period of time (the mortgage term) can range anywhere from 6 months to 10 years. Over the course of the mortgage, less of the payment counts toward interest and more toward the principal.
A Variable Rate Mortgage is one in which your interest rate will fluctuate with the Bank of Canada’s prime lending rate.. When rates go up, a larger portion of the payment goes toward interest. When rates go down, more of the payment goes toward principal.