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Mortgage Calculator Manitoba

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When applying for a mortgage in Canada it’s important to keep in mind property location. While most regulations are the same across the country, each province also has its own rules, taxes and fees that affect how much you can borrow.

This calculator includes the costs of getting a mortgage in Manitoba, and you can learn more about the province’s unique requirements below.

Manitoba mortgage payment calculator

How to Calculate Mortgage Payments in Manitoba

The four main factors that determine mortgage payments are purchase price, the amount of down payment, amortization, and interest rate.

Purchase prices in Manitoba are higher because of the pandemic, but still much more affordable than neighbouring Ontario. The average home value is currently $322,000, up 4% from $309,000 one year ago.

Down payment may vary from 5% to 20% or more. If the down payment is less than 20%, payments will be higher because a mortgage default insurance premium gets added to the mortgage amount. However, the additional cost may be offset by a lower interest rate because the mortgage is insured.

Insured mortgages must be paid back within 25 years, whereas mortgages with 20% down payment can be paid back over a longer amortization.

Here’s what your mortgage payments could look like to buy a $322,000 home in Manitoba, with Nesto’s best 5-Year Fixed Rate:

Down Payment5% or $16,10020% or $64,400
Default Insurance$12,236N/A
Mortgage Amount$318,136$257,600
Amortization25 Years30 Years
Interest Rate1.99%2.14%
Mortgage Payments$1,346/month$969/month

Mortgage payments could be higher if the lender pays property taxes on your behalf, or if you choose to take life, disability, or critical illness insurance coverage.

Are Rates Different in Winnipeg and Other Cities?

Borrowers in Manitoba have access to major banks, credit unions, and monoline lenders, as with any other province in Canada. Credit unions are especially popular in Manitoba for serving mixed residential and agricultural communities.

When buying in Winnipeg you may get a better interest rate compared to other cities in Manitoba. Winnipeg is more marketable because of higher property values, making it more competitive from a lending perspective. And in case you didn’t know, it’s home to everyone’s favourite bear, Winnie the Pooh! 

Areas outside major city limits may have more limited lender options and higher mortgage rates, especially if the property is not a typical family home. Interest rates may also be higher or lower for reasons other than location. For example, rental properties typically have higher interest rates because lenders consider them to be a higher risk. Higher mortgage amounts are more desirable to lenders and may be eligible for lower rates.

Manitoba & Canada Regulations, Taxes, and Fees

Many regulations, taxes, and fees for buying real estate are similar across Canada.

However, despite more affordable property values, realty taxes in Manitoba are somewhat higher in relative terms than in other provinces. Property taxes are consistently over 1%, and in Winnipeg have risen 15% in the last six years. Buyers should also be prepared to pay land transfer tax which is due on closing; anywhere from 0%-2% of the purchase price, or $4,160 for the average $322,000 home.

While Manitoba does not provide land transfer tax rebates to first-time buyers there has been some tax relief because of the pandemic. Buyers with less than 20% down payment no longer need to pay PST on the default insurance premium, for an average savings of $850. Other taxes such as GST may still apply to new builds in some cases.

Real estate closing costs in Manitoba commonly include an appraisal and solicitor fees. An appraisal is usually not more than $500, and borrowers should budget an additional $1,500 for solicitor fees and including closing, registration, and title insurance.

Canadian Ministry of Finance Mortgage Guidelines

The minimum down payment in Canada

For properties under $500,000 the minimum down payment is 5%. For properties over $500,000, the minimum downpayment is 5% of the first $500,000 and 10% of the amount exceeding $500,000. Anything over $1 million requires at least 20% down payment. Rental properties that will not be owner occupied also require at least 20% down payment.

The maximum amortization period

25 years for purchases with less than 20% down payment. With more than 20% down payment up to 40 years may be possible, however anything over the standard 30 years comes with substantially higher rates and fees.

Mortgage default insurance

Required for purchases with less than 20% down payment, to insure the lender in case of default. The borrower pays the premium of up to 4% which gets added to the mortgage amount.

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