While Priya and Ray were excited to purchase a rental property in Toronto for $825,000, they were facing several challenges. They are rate-sensitive, they had 25% down and they also needed a lender who could assist by using market rent in servicing.
Both have verifiable income: Priya has been in commission sales for more than five years, while Ray is full-time salaried. With beacon scores of 690 and 660, respectively, they also have excellent equity in their primary home, which is valued at $1.5 million and has a first mortgage of $425,000.
We saw two applicants investing in real estate as a plan for their future. We can assist with this scenario, as our rates for rentals, at contract + 0.25%, are very competitive, and we can consider up to 100% rent or market rent to assist with servicing requirements. To meet our 65% LTV requirement on rentals, we considered the equity of their primary residence, and in the end, offered a blanket mortgage solution.