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20 Feb

The Clock is Running Out on 35-year Amortizations


Posted by: Randy Johnson

In less than 20 business days, 35-year amortizations and 90% loan-to-value refinances will disappear from the high-ratio insured mortgage market. (See: New Mortgage Rules Now Official.) Well-qualified borrowers will then notice a big jump in mortgage rates for high-ratio 35-year amortizations and 90% Loan-To-Value refinances. That’s because they’ll only be available on pricey uninsured mortgages after March 17. If you’re thinking of applying for either of the above, do it soon to ensure you’ve got a firm lender (and insurer) approval before the deadline. Remember, if you want to refinance a prime mortgage to 90% LTV and/or get a high-ratio 35-year amortization, you need a written commitment from a lender by March 17. If you’re purchasing, you also need a signed purchase agreement dated before March 18. Call me to discuss. Randy