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What is Mortgage Default Insurance?  Commonly known as "CMHC"

Mortgage Default Insurance is designed to help homeowners in need, during temporary financial difficulties, caused by an unexpected life event

There are currently 3 companies who offer mortgage default insurance

     CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

     Genworth Canada

     Canada Guaranty


What is the purpose of mortgage default insurance?

     Designed to keep the homeowner secure in their home during an unexpected life event, such as Job Loss, Reduced Income, Sever Illness, Marital Separation etc


What is the cost of mortgage default insurance?

     The cost is based on a percentage of the mortgage amount.  For instance a buyer with 20% down may be as low as 1.25%.  This amount is then added into the mortgage and paid monthly, it is generally not an upfront cost.  It may be 10-30$ a month, as an example.


If you need help, when should you contact them?

     As soon as you realize there is trouble ahead, you should contact your Mortgage Broker, Lender, or Mortgage Default Insurance provider.  Don't wait till it's too late!  Unsure if you should contact them?  Here is a tool to help you decide   CLICK HERE


What happens next?

     Your mortgage default insurance provider will assess the situation, and try to find a resolution, such as capitalizing arrears (adding them to the mortgage balance), increasing the amortization, working together on a shared payment plan, deferring payments, or restructuring the mortgage.



Here are some examples of how Genworth has helped homeowners

Young family who found black mould in their home, and were able to have the cost of removal added into the mortgage

A homeowner who went through family and health problems

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Homeowners who had an accident

Homeowner who went through divorce

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Do any of these situations look like yours?

Whether you have perfect credit, or have serious credit issues, we can help.


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