Finally, we have a long overdue break for people that are in a position to renew their already existing mortgage or people that wish to secure their first mortgage loan. The Bank of Canada has dropped their mortgage qualifying rate from 5.34% down to 5.19%.
For homeowners and home buyers, this is fantastic news. Though it may seem like a difference of only a few tenths of a percent, the decrease provides prospective buyers a well-deserved leg up financially. Before outlining the immediate benefits to the lower percentage rate, let’s quickly explain how the Bank of Canada’s stress test works. Read More!