Changes to Income Property Lending

Changes to Income Property Lending

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My “easy” button didn’t work today so I’m turning to the experts.
Ottawa’s Mortgage Brokers weigh in with their opinions and experiences on the changing lending rules for income properties.

A research project.
by Dave Williams

As a result of some recent analysis on property sales in Ottawa ( My 2012 roundup series) I noticed a sharp decline in income properties sales and a slide in average prices.

A chat with one mortgage broker revealed that the banks themselves have been tightening up their lending rules, or at least a few that she worked with.

What I’m hoping to do is collect some more experiences from Mortgage Brokers of how they have noticed the lending rules have/haven’t changes in the last 6 months in regards to income property lending.

Please weigh in below with your comments and experiences.

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2 responses to “Changes to Income Property Lending

  1. Some banks have been tightening their TDS/GDS regulations as well as how much rental income they would accept towards income for their calculations. When you do find a good mortgage agent, they will go the extra distance to find a lender that will work for your situation. So yes, a few lenders have dropped off, but then again there are lenders that know a good business proposal when they see them. A good agent can articulate well to the lender and go above and beyond their job.

    • Too true Nick, have you had to shop around much with your income clients? We’ve seen a couple situations last year where our buyers had to switch lenders in the 11th hour.

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