Definition : Immovable hypothec (conventional) - Mortgage insurance (Mortgage Default Insurance)

Insurance allowing the purchase of a residential immovable (for example, an apartment in divided co-ownership) by disbursing a small deposit. Such insurance is required by the federal government for mortgage loans when the deposit is less than 20% of the purchase price.

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