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April 15, 2024 | 30-year Mortgage Amortizations are Not The Solution Needed

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel ( Ms Park is a financial analyst, attorney, finance author and regular guest on North American media. She is also the author of the best-selling myth-busting book "Juggling Dynamite: An insider's wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts," and a popular daily financial blog:

The latest government initiative to try and keep home prices at unaffordable levels is to extend the term of debt amortization to 30 years from 25 for government-insured mortgages (available where property prices are $1 million or less). Making people debt slaves for even longer does little to help the housing unaffordability and debt weighing on Canada today. Lower shelter prices and less debt are the way back to greater stability.

The solution to debt is not more debt, says Doug Hoyes, Co-founder of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates. Here is a direct video link. 

Andrew Chang lays out the worse-for-buyers-math in this segment.

The federal government is allowing longer mortgage repayment periods for first-time buyers with insured mortgages on newly built homes. Andrew Chang explores the pros and cons of 30-year amortization vs. the previous 25-year rule for prospective homeowners. CORRECTION: At 1:38 in this video, we miscalculated that 20% of $500,000 is $125,000. It’s $100,000. It has been edited out for clarity. Here is a direct video link.

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April 15th, 2024

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