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Stress Test Changes

General Angela Calla 22 Nov

What is a stress test?

You may have heard the term ‘stress test’ but didn’t really know what that means.  Essentially, in June of 2021 the federal government required that any mortgage qualify at a rate of 5.25% or 2% higher than the contract value with the attempt to protect borrowers if rates increase.  With rates well above the 5.25%, borrowers are now being stress tested at current rates, plus 2% which in most cases if 8% or higher.


What’s the change?

The update will remove the stress test requirement for insured mortgage renewals only, including in cases where someone is switching lenders.


How does that make things different for borrowers?

Currently, if you’re worried about not being able to pass the stress test, you may feel pressure to stay with your existing lender, even if they don’t have the most competitive rates.


Don’t make this mistake, lenders are offering higher rates and not great terms upon renewal and in our ever-changing market that is the difference in your wealth protection and creation as our market shift.

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