KEEPING YOU INFORMED: COVID-19 information for residential customers & commercial borrowers
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Multi-family residential

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. The goal is usually to increase rents and/or reduce operating expenses to drive up the value of the property and make it eligible for standard financing.

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

Loan used for the acquisition of rental townhomes

  • $7 million
  • 32 units
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 74%

Loan used to liberate equity for real estate investment

  • $3 million
  • 24 units
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • CMHC Insured First Mortgage
  • 5 years term, 30 years amortization
  • LTV: 85%

Providing funds to refinance property and provide equity for future acquisitions

  • $9 million
  • 35 units
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • CMHC insured first mortgage
  • 10 years term, 30 years amortization
  • LTV: 68%

A short-term mortgage used to payout the existing construction loan used to build the property

  • $3 million
  • 24 units
  • Picton, Ontario
  • Conventional First Mortgage
  • 6 months term, interest only
  • LTV: 73.8%

A new CMHC mortgage used to refinance the property and repay an existing conventional first mortgage

  • $8 million
  • 17 units
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • CMHC Insured First Mortgage
  • 10 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 85%

Replacing an existing mortgage and construction facility on both phases of the property

  • $121 million
  • 169 units
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • CMHC Insured First Mortgage
  • 10 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 75%

Refinancing a 19 story apartment building

  • $35 million
  • 150 units
  • New Westminster, British Columbia
  • CMHC first mortgage
  • 5 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 85%

Mortgage loan used to refinance apartment building

  • $30 million
  • 184 units
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • CMHC Insured First Mortgage
  • 10 years term, 30 years amortization
  • LTV: 69%

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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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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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Development / Construction

A construction loan helps borrowers manage periodic payments for contract work during the building of a real estate asset.

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