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Down Payment Rule Changes Announced

12/11/2015

Today Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced changes to down payment requirements. Effective

February 15, 2016, the minimum down payment for new insured mortgages will increase from five per

cent to 10 per cent for the portion of the house price above $500,000. The five per cent minimum down

payment for properties up to $500,000 remains unchanged.

 

For example: A $750,000 home will now require $50,000 down -- 5% for the first $500,000 and 10% down

for the remaining $250,000.

Properties up to $500,000 will continue to require a minumum of 5% down. Properties in excess of $1

million will still require 20% down.

 

The changes are meant to reduce taxpayer exposure while supporting long-term stability of the housing

market, according to the ministry.

 

“This measure will increase homeowner equity, which plays a key role in maintaining a stable and secure

housing market and economy over the long term,” Morneau said. “It also protects all homeowners,

including many middle class Canadians whose greatest investment is in their homes.” - Bill Morneau,

Minister of Finance

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