NEW MORTGAGE STRESS TEST IN EFFECT JUNE 1


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Written on May 27th, 2021

 
 

The new federal mortgage stress test comes into effect on June 1st. The stress test requires all home buyers to qualify at a five-year mortgage rate of 5.25%, up from the current stress test level of 4.79%. This stress test will reduce borrowing power by approximately 4% to 4.5%.

If you’re thinking about buying a home this year you will want to chat with a Mortgage Broker to confirm how this will affect your ability to borrow and your affordability. For some Buyers this could mean little and others could be impacted more significantly.

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