This is an excellent question and is something that all home buyers need to keep into consideration, here are some examples of the minimum payment requirements needed in order to purchase a property in Canada.
For those with a conventional mortgage: down payment needs to be at least 20% of the purchase price.
With individuals with a high-ratio mortgage: down payment is less than 20% of the purchase price.
A minimum down payment in Canada on homes less than $1M is 5% with a usual down payment ranging from 5-20% of the home price. Homes over $1M require a minimum of 20% down payment.
Down payments that are less than 20% of the house price requires mortgage default insurance.
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