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Amid hot housing market, stretched borrowers may be stretching the truth to get loans

April 29, 2021 – The recent surge in home prices has a federal regulator reminding lenders to stay sharp, but it is also prompting concern that borrowers may be stretching themselves financially and, in some cases, stretching the truth when they apply for a mortgage.

One Canadian mortgage brokerage told the Financial Post it has recently uncovered a rash of suspicious employment letters submitted by individuals trying to obtain loans in the Greater Toronto Area. Financial Post reports. | READ MORE