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Metis First Time Homebuyer Plan

Metis First Time Homebuyer Plan

One of the most challenging aspects of buying a home is saving for a down payment. If you are Metis, you may be eligible for the Metis Nation – Saskatchewan First time Home Buyers Program. The program helps eligible Metis citizens with a contribution of $15,000...
Foreign Buyer Ban

Foreign Buyer Ban

The start of the new year saw Canada’s new foreign buyer ban officially come into effect. The two year-ban, originally passed by Parliament in June to help address housing affordability challenges, will apply to non-Canadian individuals and commercial enterprises....

New Changes to CMHC’s Underwriting Criteria

There are more changes from CMHC affecting mortgage qualifying coming July 1, 2020. The modifications to the underwriting criteria make it more difficult to qualify for a mortgage for those who have less than 20% for a down payment. The changes include increasing the...
Thinking of Deferring Your Mortgage Payment?

Thinking of Deferring Your Mortgage Payment?

Covid-19 has impacted our economy and financial markets significantly. The government has implemented a mortgage deferral program to help those in need of financial support during this time. A person can now defer his or her mortgage payment for up to 6 months, at the...