- Mike Tait
New Mortgage Stress Test Coming Into Effect June 1
The new mortgage stress test is coming June 1 whereby all buyers that will require an uninsured mortgage will now have to qualify at 5.25% (or their mortgage contract rate +2 percentage points | whichever is higher).
Currently, only buyers that are putting down less than 20% have to go through the stress test at the rate 4.79%. This new stress test applies to even those with more than 20% of a downpayment onto their mortgage.
Read more about it here => https://financialpost.com/fp-finance/osfi-confirms-tighter-mortgage-stress-test-to-come-into-effect-june-1