Longer amortization mortgage products are a large and growing share of monthly mortgage originations, particularly in the high ratio mortgage segment. This development has unfolded within the past year and a half as the market has gone from standard 25-year options towards 30-, 35- and 40-year mortgages.With a 40-year mortgage the amount of equity built through payments is very low. With a $300,000 loan at 6.25% it works out to about $3,600 after 2 years. Probably less than property taxes an owner would have to pay. Also combined with a high ratio mortgage it takes YEARS to pay off the insurance using a 40-year mortgage. With $30,000 down the CMHC insurance is $7,800 for a 40-year and $6,000 for a 25-year.
Not building equity too quickly paying mortgage insurance for 4 years.