Definitions for "high-ratio mortgage"
Keywords:  cmhc, gemi, whichever, exceeds, cent
Mortgage whose amount is greater than 80% of the value of the mortgaged property.
A mortgage that is for more than 75% of the value or purchase price of the home.
A high-ratio mortgage is available for up to 95% of the appraised value or purchase price, whichever is lower. Since the loan is for more than the usual 75%, it must, by law, be insured against default through the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) or GE Capital Mortgage Insurance. This insurance cost can be a percentage of the mortgage amount, and is added to the mortgage principal.