Posts from the ‘First-time Home Buyers’ Category

May 23, 2017

Canadian Mortgage Rates Explained: Why a Smaller Down Payment Comes with a Lower Mortgage Rate

Did you know that home buyers who make down payments of less than 20% of their purchase price have access to lower mortgage rates than buyers who put down more than that? This comes as a surprise to many borrowers. After all, doesn’t loan risk decrease as the down payment increases? Why should borrowers who have less skin in the game enjoy lower rates?