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Mortgage rules changes over $500k
The federal government is expected to tighten mortgage rules in an effort to cool the red-hot housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver, CTV News has learned.
The new regulations will increase the minimum down payment required to buy a home for more than $500,000, with portions beyond that amount requiring a 10 per cent down payment. The down payment on the first $500,000 will remain at five per cent.
For example, a home costing $700,000 would require a $45,000 down payment – a five per cent down payment on the first $500,000, added to a 10 per cent down payment on the remaining $200,000.
The regulations are expected to take effect in February 2016.
The regulations are expected to take effect in early 2016.
Buyers shopping for homes below the $500,000 mark will be unaffected by the new rules.