This program allows home buyer(s) to purchase a property with the minimum 5% down payment, and include the cost of the improvements within the mortgage financing. This means you can customize your home immediately rather than waiting until you save or borrow funds at a higher rate and payment.
Renovations or updates that improve the value of the home such as kitchen and bathroom renovations, hardwood floors, windows, painting, new roof or updating a septic system are acceptable examples. It is also a great way to develop a legal suite that can help you pay your mortgage. This program is excellent for buyers looking in established neighbourhoods or for homes you might not have considered otherwise.
All three insurers participate in this type of program. Here is a link to the Genworth Canada’s website for information and a short video clip on what a Purchase Plus Improvement product can do for you!
In this market finding the right house might be a challenge, but by using this program the Mortgage Sisters can help you turn any house into your dream home.