New Mortgage Stress Test @ 4.79%

Stress Test Update. Effective August 2020, the benchmark rate or the stress test rate has been dropped to 4.79%. In May of this year, the benchmark rate used to qualify mortgage was 4.94%. Prior to the decrease in May, the Stress Test rate was 5.04% The drop in the...
What Is A Monoline Lender

What Is A Monoline Lender

We are often asked about monoline lenders – who are they, what benefits do they offer, and how do you get access to a monoline lender anyway? Good questions. “Mono” means “one”. So it’s a “one-line” lender that doesn’t do anything else except mortgage lending....
Bank of Canada Rate Hold

Bank of Canada Rate Hold

The Bank of Canada (“BOC”) announced today that it is holding its target for the overnight rate at the “effective lower bound” of 0.25%. Cameron Strong, CEO, Invis Mortgage Intelligence notes that “Canadian mortgage holders can expect no further rate...
Mortgage Deferrals + Ten Tips

Mortgage Deferrals + Ten Tips

We hope you and your family are enjoying good health and finding some measure of happiness in this strange spring. Certainly, many are feeling the financial pressures mount as we work together to conquer this pandemic. The good news is there are strategies that can...