CMHC Lower Mortgage Loan Insurance Premium

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CMHC Lower Mortgage Loan Insurance Premium

Effective immediately, CMHC and GE Capital have announced that they are lowering the Mortgage Loan Insurance Premium by 15% for all home buyers in the 90.1% to 95.0% Loan to Value range. If you have any clients who are putting 5% down be sure to advise them of the reduction in the premiums. For a home buyer with a $160,000 mortgage and 5% down, the benefit to the customer is $800.

CMHC and GE are reducing the Insurance Premium from 3.25% to 2.75% for all down payments from 5% to 9.99%. With the Flex Down Product (i.e. client has borrowed their 5% down payment) the Insurance Premium has dropped from 3.4% to 2.9%. Any mortgages that closed on April 22nd and beyond will benefit from this reduction. For the next few months until CMHC/GE and all the Lenders have their systems updated, borrowers will pay the current Insurance Premium and will receive a rebate in the mail 4 to 6 weeks after closing. Once all of the Lenders have updated their systems the actual Insurance Premium will be charged to the borrower and a rebate will not be necessary. More Great News...

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