For the fourth time in the past four years, the Federal Government has announced further action to restrict mortgage credit. The new measures include:
- The maximum amortization on a prime mortgage will be reduced from 30 to 25 years.
- Mortgage insurance will not be provided for properties valued over $1 million.
- Refinancing has been lowered from a maximum of 85% loan-to-value to a maximum of 80% loan-to-value.
- The maximum gross debt service (GDS) and total debt service (TDS) will be limited...