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320 Oakmere Way, Chestermere

Lot: N/A Built: 2002 Taxes: $3,591 Type: 2 Storey

This 3 Bedroom 2 Storey Home with Double Attached Garage is located in the Community of Westmere. Over 2300 sq.ft. Developed Living Space Above Grade. MAIN Level comprises: Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Nook, Laundry Room and Half Bathroom. UPPER Level comprises: Master Bedroom with Ensuite and Walk in Closet, 2nd & 3rd Bedrooms, Main Bathroom and Huge Bonus Room. Optional Floorplan was for a 4th Bedroom as part of Bonus Room and it can easily be partitioned. Lower Level is Unfinished to develop to your Specifics. Has Roughed in Plumbing for Bathroom. Loaded with Extras: Deep Silent Floor Joists, Vacuum system and Attachments, Custom Blinds, Sheers and Valences, Security Front Door, Surround Sound Speakers and Alarm System. West facing Backyard is Beautifully Landscaped with Fruit trees and 2 Tier Deck. Vinyl Siding with Stone Accents. Walking distance to Schools, Shops and Playground

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320 Oakmere Way

Chestermere

C4275438

3 bed 2 Storey

Double Attached Garage

2300 sq.ft. Developed

Living Space Above Grade

$459900


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The First Time Home Buyer Incentive FTHBI came into effect September 2019, an Equity sharing program with First time Home Buyers putting down at least 5% towards the purchase of a home with the Government through CMGC contributing an additional 5% if it is an existing home, or 10% if it is a New Build.

Buyers cannot have an Income of more than $120,000 and the home they buy cannot cost more than 4 times the household income.  Buyers also have to pass the Stress Test.

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Important changes to Mortgage Rules January 1, 2018

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released revised guidelines for the mortgage industry, similar to the draft version released earlier this summer. These new parameters took effect January 1, 2018.

In October of 2016, OSFI implemented the stress test for all insured mortgages - those with less than 20% down payment. Now they are extending that same stress test to everyone, regardless of down payment.


OSFI said they will be holding information sessions through the fall to discuss implementation expectations. This new stress test means that borrowers will be qualified at the greater of their contract rate + 2% or the five year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada, which is currently 4.89%.

To give you some numbers, per $100,000 in mortgages:

     

  •  Mortgage Payment - $488.25 (3.29% with 25 year amortization)
  • Benchmark Rate Payment - $575.36 (4.89% with 25 year amortization)
  • Stress Test Payment - $598.22 (5.29% with a 25 year amortization)

 

Lenders determine how much money you can borrow by determining what percentage of your income can go towards your mortgage and debt payments. The new requirement will determine the mortgage payment based on the higher of the benchmark rate or stress test rate, even though your contract rate is 3.29%. This will reduce your maximum allowable mortgage by approximately 20%.

These are not the only changes made, below is a summary of all the changes:

 

  • A new minimum qualifying rate (stress test) for uninsured mortgages 
  • Lenders will be required to enhance their Loan to Value (LTV) measurement and limits to ensure risk responsiveness
  • Restrictions will be placed on certain lending arrangements that are designed or appear designed to circumvent LTV limits.

 

The guidelines went into effect January 1, 2018. If you are currently looking for a home and you have 20% down, we should talk. It's possible you no longer qualify for as much as you did when you were pre-approved.

 

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