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Term Lowest Fixed Rate Lowest Variable Rate
1-Year 2.69%
3-Year 2.39% 2.45%
5-Year 2.14% 1.85%
10-Year 3.09%
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Land transfer tax rates in Nova Scotia vary in different municipalities. Please click Learn more below for more information.

 

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Mortgage default insurance or CMHC insurance is required in Canada for down payments of less than 20%.


Down payment (% of home)
5%-9.99% 10%-14.99% 15-19.99% 20% or higher
CMHC insurance premium 2.75% 2.00% 1.75% 0.00%

Additional criteria as of July 9th, 2012:

  • The maximum amortization available on an insured mortgage (less than 20% down) is 25 years.
  • Homes sold for more than $1,000,000 do not qualify for CMHC insurance and, therefore, require a down payment of at least 20%.

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Nova Scotia First Time Home Buyer Freebies

  • First time home buyer Tax Credit

    Get $750 dollars back on your personal tax return.

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  • RRSP Home buyers Plan

    Access up to $25,000 from
    your RRSP tax-free.

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Nova Scotia Blog Articles

Condo or house? A guide for first-time homebuyers

May 31, 2020

Should your first home be a condo or house? There are pros and cons to both. Here's everything first-time home buyers need to know. Continue reading →

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Will my insurance cover an Airbnb sublet?

May 31, 2020

I’m an Airbnb host but I don’t own my home. When I tell people I Airbnb sublet my apartment out for days, weekends and occasionally weeks at a time, they inevitably ask, “aren’t you afraid something is going to happen?”

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