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What the CMHC premium hike means for you

Mar 21, 2017|Source: Money Sense

The average new homebuyer will see an added cost of $8.74 monthly

Luckily, if you already have a mortgage or if you applied for one before March 17, these changes won’t affect you. If you’re planning to buy a home with a down payment of less than 20%, however, be aware that you’ll have to pay a little more every month—which adds up to quite a lot over a typical 25-year amortization period.

The premium rates for new mortgage loan applications are as follows:

Depending on where you live in the country and the price of your home, you could pay anywhere between $2 and $17 extra a month in CMHC premiums. On average, Canadians could pay an extra $2,600 over the course of 25 years.

RateHub has crunched the numbers to show Canadians exactly how much more they can expect to pay monthly across the country. See their helpful infographic below.

These calculations assume that the minimum down payment required was made in every city or province/territory based on average home prices as of February 2017. The premium payment increases are based on a five-year fixed-rate mortgage of 2.42%—the best mortgage rate available on March 16—with a 25-year amortization.


Total amount raised
Updated: 02/26/18
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