What You Need to Know: Changes to Canada's Mortgage Stress Test

Effective 6 April 2020, the federal government is changing the stress test for insured mortgages. The new minimum qualifying rate will be the weekly median five-year fixed contract mortgage rate plus 200 basis points, increasing buying power by 2.7% for impacted borrowers. 

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Sales activity in the Vancouver Region continued to slow in May, leading to a continued expansion of inventory. And for the first time since May 2020, conditions in the region’s detached home market are balanced.SalesTotal MLS sales in the Vancouver Region in May were 4,249, which was down by 12% v…

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