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264 - 6220 17 Avenue SE, Calgary

Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 1,216 sqft Price: $89,900
Lot: N/A Built: 2014 Type: Mobile
*** Welcome to the Peace and Tranquility of Calgary Village. This 2014 3 bedroom 2 Bathroom Mobile Home is in Immaculate Move-in condition. Porches added to Front and Rear Entrances. Overlooking green space across from Park and Baseball Diamond. Clubhouse is under construction and will house a Gym, Games room, Community Kitchen for all Residents to enjoy. Watch the Elliston Park Fireworks from the comfort and convenience of your own Backyard. Park Fee includes Shaw Cable TV, Jabba Internet, Sewer, Water, Garbage pick up and Snow Removal on Roads. Pets welcome with Park Approval. Easy Access to Shops, Cinemas, Schools, Parks, Stoney Trail Ring Road and most other Amenities.

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OPEN HOUSE

Saturday October 19th
1-4pm
62 Chaparral Ridge Rise SE

Detached 2 Storey

3 Beds 2.5 Baths

2104 sq.ft.

New Paint/Furnace/Deck

$448000

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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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View all the up to date Real Estate Stats on the Calgary Real Estate Board website at:

http://www.creb.com

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