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How the new mortgage ‘stress test’ will affect homebuyers

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TORONTO — In an attempt to try and cool down the overheated housing market, the federal government is making it tougher to get a mortgage starting June 1. The new stress test was announced by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on May 20. Starting Tuesday, the new calculation of the minimum qualifying rate [&hellip…

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Homebuyers to Face More Stringent Mortgage Stress Test After June 1

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Canada’s banking regulator has proposed changes that would strengthen the stress test applied to uninsured mortgages. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) unveiled its proposed changes on Thursday, which would require borrowers applying for uninsured mortgages—typically those with more than a 20% down payment—to qualify at their mortgage contract rate plus two [&hellip…

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