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The mortgage industry has seen many changes on lending guidelines in the past five years that has made it tougher for prospective homebuyers to qualify. This summer, there are new mortgage rules heading our way.
The changes are intended to continue with the industry’s recent focus on risk management, as per the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) B-21 guidelines. OSFI is an independent agency of the Government of Canada that has a mandate to contribute to the safety and soundness of the Canadian financial system. It is responsible for supervising and regulating federally registered banks, insurers, trusts and mortgage companies, in addition to private pension plans subject to federal oversight.
Now the CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) is implementing three policy changes in accordance to OSFI’s B-21 guidelines. These changes will make it harder to get low-ratio insured variable-rate mortgages, mortgages for the self-employed and 100 per cent financing.
The changes are as follows:
Qualifying interest rate: The qualifying interest rate for all mortgages with variable and fixed terms of less than five years will increase from June 30. It will then be either the five-year Benchmark Qualifying Rate from the Bank of Canada (currently at 4.64 per cent) or the contractual mortgage interest rate, whichever is the greater. For fixed-rate mortgages, where the term is five years or more, the qualifying interest rate is the contract interest rate. CMHC is allowing some flexibility to implement this change, which is to be implemented as early as possible after June 30 and no later than December 31, 2015. What does this mean for you? Even if you are getting a lower interest rate on a term less than five years, in order to get approved for that rate you still have to qualify at the Benchmark Qualifying Rate (that is, you would be able pay the mortgage if it was at the qualifying rate). Previously, conventional mortgages could qualify at the lender discounted rate.
Cash back for down payments: In order to encourage borrowers to save for homeownership, lenders’ cash back programs (where the lender will give the borrower up to 5 per cent of the value of the property in cash after the mortgage has been funded) will no longer be considered an eligible source of down payment unless borrowers can come up with a 5 per cent down payment on their own. This change will become into effect on June 30. This means that borrowers will need to get their down payment from traditional sources, such as savings, RRSPs (tax-exempt for first-time home buyers), gifts from immediate family, proceeds from the sale of another property, and so on.
Verification of income: Lenders will now be required to obtain “third party verification” of income from all borrowers. This means lenders will be more stringent on income and employment verification. All lenders will have to call the employer for verification of tenure, position and income. Many lenders have already started asking for this information for quite some time. Some lenders are asking for bank statements for the past three months showing the deposit of your pay cheque into your bank account if the payroll is not prepared and paid by a third-party company such as ADP or Ceridian. This change will be effective on June 30. CMHC stopped insuring “stated income” financing for self-employed individuals. Genworth and Canada Guaranty are still offering this program. At this point, we don’t know if there will be any changes. This means that borrowers are going to have to provide quite a bit more documentation in order to verify income.
Why are All These Changes Happening?
The reason why there have been so many mortgage rule changes, and more are on the way, is to ensure that all lenders follow policy and guidelines to include income verification and ratio qualification set up by OSFI. Previously, some lenders have been issuing mortgages without properly obtaining the proof of income. Insurers will be required to do their own due diligence and not only rely on what the lenders are telling them.
In addition, with historic low interest rates, the Government of Canada wants to minimize the risk once interest rates start going up and prevent what happened in the US with mortgage crisis.
While these changes are under way, many lenders have already made these changes on their lending guidelines and policies since last year in order to minimize their exposure and reduce risk. While Genworth and Canada Guaranty haven’t announced changes on the third-party verification, because many lenders have, this will be the new norm in the industry.
The good news is that there are still some lenders out there that haven’t adjusted their policies and will not do so until required to do so on June 30. For this and many other reasons, it is beneficial to use a mortgage expert who works with multiple lenders to find the best mortgage for your unique situation.
- See more at: http://www.rew.ca/news/how-this-summer-s-new-mortgage-rules-will-affect-you-1.1940366?utm_source=Business%20Information%20Group&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Consumer-Newsletter-May%2022%202015#sthash.laWAAai4.dpuf
First time I heard about this agency in 2003 but only in 2010 after had been a client of this fantastic real estate agency and saw how successfully works this idea I made decision to be a part of One Percent realty.
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16YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY. OVER $1.1 BILLION SOLD ACROSS CANADA IN 2014.
The main question which my clients, friends, and even agents from the another companies usually ask me is -
Why is One Percent realty so successful?
With the help of the new technological advances such as the Internet, cell phones , social media, One Percent Realty was able to reduce the typical real estate office overhead as well as leverage the productivity advances of its agents to create a successful discount commission business model.
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For all homes under $600,000 we provide you full real estate services at a discount commission rate of only $6,900 ( $3,000 of that $6,900 flat fee goes to the real estate agent that represents the Buyer. Another $3,000 - to One Percent realty, and the $900 disbursement portion of the commission pays for the typical costs associated with marketing and selling a property. Those costs include MLS® fees, real estate office conveyancing to handle the office paperwork once you have a sale on the property, and of course an advertising and marketing budget.
Houses over $600,000 are 1% + $900. (0.5% - to each agencies, and the same $900 for admin fees ).
We have full cooperation with other real estate agents who sell approximately three quarters of our MLS® listing sales.
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A $500,000 home can typically cost $17,000 to sell (assuming a 7% commission on the 1st $100,000 and 2.5% on the balance) in British Columbia through a full commission company.
Sell it through One Percent Realty, we will charge you $6,900 for this same $500,000 home, with all the services and exposure that you would receive from the traditional higher commission companies. This fee also includes payment to the buyer's agent (usually $3,000). I do open houses, handle the showings, negotiations, and paperwork that you would expect from any full service real estate company.
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Usually at this moment of my listing presentation, the sellers mostly ask me
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Why is that. We believe it is two reasons. Firstly, our listings (under $600,000) typically offer $3000 commission to Cooperating Brokers. While $3000 might not be as much as some of other listings, it still is a decent amount of money for a paycheque for Canadians these days including a lot of sales professionals. The more important reason why other agents cooperate and sell our listings is that it is the Buyers who are dictating the shots these days. Please see the 2 minuts video from One Percent realty Founder- Ian Bailey, and call me soon
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The national statistics organization reported May 14 that both BC as a whole and Vancouver saw 0.5 per cent year-over-year declines in the price of a new home. Victoria posted Canada’s second-largest decline at 1.3 per cent.
Vancouver and Victoria were two of only seven metropolitan regions to report annual drops in new home prices in January, out of a total of 21 areas surveyed.
The index combines both home and land values. As in previous months, the decreases in value were entirely attributed to developers reporting a drop in negotiated home prices, with land values remaining unchanged for several months.
Of all the metropolitan areas surveyed, Hamilton, Ontario recorded the largest annual increase in March, with prices up 3.2 per cent compared with the same month last year. Of the provinces, Ontario posted the biggest new housing price index rise, at 2 per cent.
Across Canada, March’s new housing price index increased 1.2 per cent year over year, and remained flat compared with the previous month – as did BC, Vancouver and Victoria.
To read the full report and view the interactive statistics chart, click here.
- See more at: http://www.rew.ca/news/vancouver-and-bc-s-new-home-prices-keep-dropping-statcan-1.1935633?utm_source=Business%20Information%20Group&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Consumer-Newsletter-May%2015%202015#sthash.ZAvwNp0w.dpuf
A total of 9,952 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service in April, up 28.7 per cent from the same month last year, according to British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) data released May 14.
Total sales dollar volume was $6.3 billion, a 45.5 per cent increase compared with April 2014. The average MLS residential price in the province rose to $634,744, a 13 per cent increase since last April.
“Last month was the strongest April for home sales in a decade,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA chief economist. “The elevated level of buying activity this spring is now expected to push 2015 home sales to their highest level since 2007.”
“Consumers are taking full advantage of rock-bottom interest rates and are demonstrating significant confidence in the housing market.
“However, dwindling inventories combined with competition for detached homes in the province’s large urban markets is pushing home prices higher.”
During the first four months of 2015, BC residential sales dollar volume rose 37.1 per cent to $19 billion, compared with the same period in 2014. Residential unit sales increased by 24.5 per cent to 30,091 units, and the average MLS residential price rose 10.1 per cent to $631,860.
- See more at: http://www.rew.ca/news/hottest-april-in-a-decade-for-home-sales-in-bc-bcrea-1.1935496?utm_source=Business%20Information%20Group&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Consumer-Newsletter-May%2015%202015#sthash.Uaxt2mpb.dpuf
Real estate demand is now far outpacing supply in spring’s hot market, as sales rose 37 per cent and listings fell nearly 20 per cent year over year in April, according to Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) figures released May 4.
Prices were also significantly up yet again, with the benchmark price of a Greater Vancouver home rising to $673,000, an 8.5 per cent increase compared with April 2014.
Townhomes continue to be the property type with the highest sales growth, although detached properties outstrip other homes in terms of price increases.
Sales and Listings
Greater Vancouver home sales totalled 4,179 in April, a 37 per cent increase compared to the 3,050 sales recorded in April 2014, and a 2.9 per cent increase compared with the 4,060 sales in March 2015.
Last month’s sales were 29.3 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.
Broken down by housing type, single-family detached home sales in April reached 1,815, an increase of 35.9 per cent from the 1,336 detached sales in April 2014.
Sales of townhouses and other attached properties rose even more, with the 785 transactions representing an increase of 44.8 per cent compared with the 542 sales in April 2014.
Condo sales totalled 1,579, a 34.7 per cent rise over the 1,172 sales in April 2014, although this was a 2.9 per cent drop over March's figures.
New listings totalled 5,897 in April, a 0.9 per cent decrease compared with the 5,950 new listings in April 2014 and down 1.2 per cent from March 2015.
The total number of listings in April was 12,436, a 19.8 per cent decline compared with April 2014 and a meagre 0.5 per cent increase compared with last month.
Greater Vancouver’s sales-to-active-listings ratio in April was 33.6 per cent. This is the highest that this ratio has been in the region since June 2007.
What's Up, What's Down - At a Glance
“The supply of homes for sale today in the region is not meeting the demand we’re seeing from home buyers. This is putting upward pressure on prices, particularly in the detached home market.”
Benchmark Prices (MLS® Home Price Index)
Prices for detached properties in Metro Vancouver continued to see the largest growth, and increased 12.5 per cent compared with April 2014 to $1,078,900.
Townhouse and other attached property prices increased 5.7 per cent between April 2014 and 2015 to $493,300.
The benchmark price of a Greater Vancouver condo continued to rise at a more moderate rate, increasing 4.4 per cent year over year to $394,200.
The composite benchmark prices by housing type are:
Greater Vancouver MLS® Benchmark Prices % Change
Home prices vary widely throughout the REBGV region. To get a good idea of home prices in a specific location, check the detailed MLS Home Price Index in the REBGV full statistics package.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver covers Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta.
The board covers only homes being resold through the Multiple Listing Service, and does not record sales of newly built homes unless they are listed with the MLS, so the house prices in the Home Price Index don't reflect all of the residential real estate sold in the area.
- See more at: http://www.rew.ca/news/home-sales-rise-37-in-vancouver-s-sellers-market-rebgv-1.1873771?utm_source=Business%20Information%20Group&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Consumer-Newsletter-May%208%202015#sthash.pXUzWpWj.dpuf