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Multi-family residential

Development / Construction

A construction loan helps borrowers manage periodic payments for contract work during the building of a real estate asset. Construction financing is available for condominiums, retail, office, industrial, retirement and purpose-built apartments. CMHC-insured construction financing is available for purpose-built apartment buildings, retirement and affordable housing.

An exit strategy for the construction loan is one of the key considerations for funding (i.e. CMHC standard financing or individual unit sales for residential condo projects).

Other critical considerations include the borrower’s experience, quality of the site and market feasibility (especially for CMHC financing).

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Smart risk solutions in action for multi-family

See how we’ve applied our financing products innovatively to help multi-family borrowers achieve their goals with performance and value.

CHMC insured refinancing first mortgage against property

  • $7 million
  • 74 units
  • Boucherville, Quebec
  • CMHC refinancing first mortgage
  • 10 years term, 35 years amortization
  • LTV: 65%

Bridge the purchase while waiting for CMHC for permanent term financing

  • $26 million
  • 162 units
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Conventional purchase
  • 1 year term, interest only
  • LTV: 65%

Provide construction financing for a multi-residential property

  • $10 million
  • 49 units
  • Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
  • CMHC construction financing

  • 2 years term, interest only

  • LTV: 85%

Providing CMHC insurance to assist in the acquisition of subject property

  • $5 million
  • 16 units
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • CMHC insured purchase
  • 5 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 85%

CMHC insured mortgage refinancing to payoff existing loan

  • $6 million
  • 23 units
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • CMHC refinancing first mortgage
  • 10 years term, 35 years amortization
  • LTV: 75%

Refinance existing conventional construction loan

  • $42 million
  • 189 units
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • CMHC refinancing first mortgage
  • 10 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 93%

Acquistion of subject property by means of CMHC insured mortgage

  • $3 million
  • 30 units
  • Smiths Falls, Ontario
  • CMHC insured purchase
  • 10 years term, 30 years amortization
  • LTV: 85%

Refinancing under market rental program and equity takeout for future investment

  • $21 million
  • 114 units
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • CMHC refinancing first mortgage
  • 10 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 85%

Latest resources and insights

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CMHC financing

Typically, CMHC-insured financing offers lower interest rates and longer amortizations, enabling borrowers to manage cash flow more effectively and realize higher returns.

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Standard Financing

Standard financing is usually considered when borrowers are acquiring a new property or refinancing an existing one and want longer-term financing with predictable payments.

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Short-term (bridge) Financing

Bridge financing addresses a borrower’s short-term needs, usually three months to three years.

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Repositioning / renovating financing

This short-term financing option enables access to a property’s equity for improvements, renovations or repairs, eliminating the need to raise funds from personal sources.

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Secondary financing for multi-family residential property

Second mortgages are often used to access equity in a property when a borrower wants to purchase another asset or renovate/repair a property.

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