Is it really that complicated?
You’ve been following Penticton area real estate news and have come to the conclusion that you can no longer afford to sit on the fence over buying your first home. Mortgage rates are rising with each passing Bank of Canada announcement, so by waiting you’ll only pay more to own one. That said, you’re nervous about reports regarding Canada’s mortgage stress test. Further, you’re not sure what it even is. Collectively this has made you uncertain about getting approved for a mortgage, even though you know you must get the ball rolling by doing the test right away. It’s either that or you’ll have to throw in with your folks (or other family member) to get approved – not exactly the path you wanted to take.
You’ve come to the right place.
Instead of providing a standard DIY guide for how to do a mortgage stress test, we’re going to help you get it done. But first, here a practical look at exactly what Okanagan BC buyers need to know about passing the mortgage stress test for 2022-23.