Friday, January 21, 2011

No More 35 Year Mortgages

Mortgage Rules Will Sideline Some Buyers
This week, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty did just that. As of March 18, the government will no longer insure mortgages with amortization periods of more than 30 years. That will keep some potential home buyers out of the market, and in theory, help stop already debt-burdened households from going even deeper. Ottawa will also make home refinancing rules tighter, among other moves.

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