Why Your Mortgage Needs Default insurance

Insured Mortgage approvals at 5% down to 19.99% down. 

When you put down the minimum on a house in Ontario, 5%, you cost yourself the highest premium there is. Currently it sits at 4% Premium. 

When you put down 10% on the house purchase price, you decrease this premium to 3.1%

When you put down 15% on the house purchase price, you decrease this premium to 2.4%

These premiums are added to your Mortgage balance and paid within your Mortgage. For every $10,000 you owe on a mortgage balance the payment is roughly $45/month for each $10,000. 

In this approximation, if your premium ended up being roughly 8K added on. We could look at an increase of $35 dollars on your monthly payment. For more accuracy, give us a shout we love running numbers at Mortgage Suite. 

There is a tax called PST on this amount of premium that gets added, and you must pay at your lawyers.

Also, it is called a PREMIUM as it is added to your mortgage. This premium gets added when your file is underwritten at their level. So, even though the lender believes in your deal, they only believe in it because it can get insured. If the insurance declines it, you may be stuck putting 20% down.

Below is a table to help you understand the charges that would be associated on the purchase, and at the lawyers.

Purchase Price 1st MORTGAGE $ 485,000.00
Downpayment 5%
Total Downpayment $ 24,250.00
Total Mortgage To Mortgage $ 460,750.00

CMHC Cost Insurance

$ 18,430.00

Total payment is based on this 1st mortgage $ 479,180.00
Money you have to Come up with on Closing
Total Downpayment $ 24,250.00
Deposit on offer -$ 1,000.00

CMHC PST (what government charges 8%)

$ 1,474.40

Lawyer Fee $ 850.00
Disbursements approximate $ 450.00
Land Transfer Taxes ( First Home Rebate) $ –
Title Insurance $ 275.00
Total payment is based on this 1st mortgage $ 479,180.00
Interest Rate INSURED RATE 1.69%
Payments per month $674.85
Property Taxes per month $ 273.75
House Insurance *** $ 100.00
Total Monthly Outputs $1,048.60

Lastly, there are 3 insurers that perform these INSURED mortgage, and charge the premium.

They are Genworth, CMHC ( Government Owned), and Canada Guaranty. You can click on the names to check out their sites. They all offer similar products with titles such as: 


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