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July 2012 Canadian Mortgage Rules! 25 Year Amortizations for Insured Mortgages Only & CMHC Insurance for Homes over a Million Gone!

New Canadian Mortgage Rules Come Into Effect July 9 2012 Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty recently announced major changes to Canada mortgage lending rules. This move continues the theme of the 2011 mortgage rule changes were the Federal Government does a focused cooling of the housing market without resorting to raising interest rates which would have a negative impact on the overall economy. What are the Changes in Canada's Mortgage Rules? The four major changes effective July 9, 2012 are as follows: 1) 25 Year Amortizations Only for Insured Mortgages - CMHC will no longer insure mortgages with an amortization longer…

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2011 Mortgage Rule Changes | Real Estate in Vancouver 3 of 3 Home Equity Lines of Credit HELOCS

From April 18, 2011 The Government of Canada Will No Longer Guarantee Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC) In January 2011, Canada's Department of Finance announced a series of changes to mortgage and property financing rules. These new mortgage rule changes are intended to cool Canada's real estate market and slow Canadians per capita debt growth in the short term and support the long-term stability of the Canadian property market. Jessi Johnson a Mortgage Broker in Vancouver was kind enough to come and explain the changes. In part 1 of 3, we talked about how the Department of Finance rule…

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New 2011 Mortgage Rules and Real Estate in Vancouver with Mike Stewart & Jessi Johnson Part 1 of 3 Amortization!

 The New 2011 Department of Finance Mortgage Rule Changes and Real Estate in Vancouver Canada's Department of Finance, which oversees and regulates Canada's mortgage market which has a huge impact on Real Estate in Vancouver has enacted a new series of measures to cool the property market across Canada. The changes announced on January 17, 2011 are designed to allow the government to cool the Real Estate Market without affecting the overall economy by raising the Bank of Canada's Prime Rate. Call in the Expert! As I am Realtor and not a Mortgage Broker, so I called in the…

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