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posted by The Mortgage Associates    |   April 22, 2015 08:11

Shawna MacDonald"I would definitely recommend Shawna.  She is personable, knowledgeable, and made the entire process very simple."

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CMHC to increase mortgage insurance premiums

posted by The Mortgage Associates    |   April 21, 2015 19:40

CMHC to increase mortgage insurance premiums

Article by CMHC, April 2, 2015

"OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 2, 2015) - As a result of its annual review of its insurance products and capital requirements, CMHC is increasing its homeowner mortgage loan insurance premiums for homebuyers with less than a 10% down payment. Effective June 1, 2015, the mortgage loan insurance premiums for homebuyers with less than a 10% down payment will increase by approximately 15%.

For the average Canadian homebuyer who has less than a 10% down payment, the higher premium will result in an increase of approximately $5 to their monthly mortgage payment. This is not expected to have a material impact on housing markets.

Premiums for homebuyers with a down payment of 10% or more and for CMHC's portfolio insurance and multi-unit insurance products remain unchanged. The changes do not apply to mortgages currently insured by CMHC.

"CMHC completed a detailed review of its mortgage loan insurance premiums and examined the performance of the various sub-segments of its portfolio," said Steven Mennill, Senior Vice-President, Insurance. "The premium increase for homebuyers with less than a 10% down payment reflects CMHC's target capital requirements which were increased in mid-2014."

CMHC is mandated to operate its mortgage loan insurance business on a commercial basis. The premiums and fees it collects and the investment income it earns cover related claims and other expenses while providing a reasonable rate of return on its capital holding target.

CMHC contributes to the stability of Canada's housing finance system, including housing markets, by providing qualified Canadians in all parts of the country with access to a range of housing finance options in both good and bad economic times."

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