4 New Mortgage rules in Canada are coming!

4 new mortgage rules in Canada

4 New Mortgage rules in Canada are coming!

The newest one actually starts today! Sorry for not giving you a better heads up, but hopefully it’s not too late to let you know about the changes that are coming/here. There are currently 4 new mortgage rules that will be coming into effect over the next few months.

Many people maybe wondering why change the mortgage structure? Well, I don’t really know either, let’s look at a few facts about our economy. Canadian household debt to disposable income has risen to 165.3%.  This is just slightly less than the all time high of 165.4% in late 2015. Meanwhile housing pricing are going nuts in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Hamilton. All of those cities’ housing prices have seen double digit growth over the past year. Vancouver is seeing a 22% increase! But even with all that, mortgage rates are the lowest they’ve been in a long time. Just like the USA in 2008!…oh wait…I think I see the issue now. 

4 new mortgage rules in canada

In case anyone doesn’t remember 2008, here’s a graph of the S&P 500 for last half of the year. It was MUCH worse for a lot of smaller companies.

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