Portability to New Property

The new property will have to meet the lender’s guidelines, and usually the lender will also require that the borrower reapply or re-qualify for the mortgage financing. The original mortgage will be discharged from title when the original property is sold, and a new mortgage will be registered on the borrower’s new property when it’s purchased.

Types of Ports

  • When the amount of the mortgage on the new property is the same as the balance of the mortgage outstanding on the original property, this is referred to as a straight port.
  • When the amount of the mortgage on the new property is higher than the balance of the mortgage outstanding on the original property, this is referred to as a port and increase.
  • When the amount of the mortgage on the new property is lower than the balance of the mortgage outstanding on the original property, this is referred to as a port and decrease.
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