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We keep our finger on the pulse of the mortgage investment market to provide you with the latest news and trends from our team of experts. Read our blog to get the latest on mortgage investing so you can invest with CMI.

6 April 2018

New 2018 Canadian Mortgage Rules To Drive Private Lending Demand

On January 1st, 2018, Canadians woke up to a very different lending environment. New rules instituted by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)…

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22 March 2017
Benefits of Alternative Investments: The Case for the Mortgage Investment Corporation

Banks, institutions and high net-worth individuals have long appreciated mortgages investment corporations (MIC) as an alternative investment. Now, accredited investors can also use mortgages to grow their wealth.

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15 February 2017
In the Wake of New Lending Rules, Variable-Rate Mortgages are Becoming More Popular in Canada

New mortgage rules have made it harder for Canadians to qualify for five-year fixed rate mortgages. Luckily, variable rates continue to offer more savings.

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8 October 2016
Ottawa’s New Mortgage Rules Could Trigger Affordability Crisis for Canadians

Ottawa’s new mortgage rules are designed to stabilize the housing market, but could actually create more affordability challenges for cash-strapped Canadians.

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29 August 2016
Canadian Mortgages Are Ballooning to Keep Up With House Prices

Since 2007, the average residential mortgage in Canada has surged 71%, placing even bigger strain on households.

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19 May 2016
When (and How) to Use Second Mortgages

If you’re a homeowner, deciding whether to extract equity from your property is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. If you leave your existing first mortgage intact, and look to add another loan on top, this is what is known as a second mortgage. This is a potentially powerful financing options for homeowners with a lot of equity or those struggling to qualify for an unsecured loan.

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3 April 2013
Should CMHC be Privatized?

When Jim Flaherty unveiled the 2013 federal budget, and showed his policy changes to CMHC, it brought up once again the question of whether or not CMHC should be privatized. This is not a new conversation, but the recent changes are already going to limit the amount of CMHC mortgage insurance that’s eligible to consumers,…

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