Buy a Second Home

There are many reasons for buying a second home: you may be dreaming of a weekend place in the country, a chalet in the mountains, a downtown pied-à-terre for those trips to the big city or even a place for your children to live in while they're away at university.

Whether it's a seasonal getaway or a year-round home, National Bank's Second Home Program will help you make your dream a reality.

Our solutions1

Mortgage Loan

  • Secondary home (year-round use): financing up to 95%2 of the property value.
  • Secondary home (seasonal use): financing up to 90%3 of the property value.
  • Fixed or variable rate.
  • Repayment period up to 25 years.
  • Accelerated repayment options available.

Line of credit with mortgage security

  • Credit limit up to 65%4 of the value of your second home.
  • Low interest rate (Prime5 + 1.00%).
  • No management fees (you are responsible for any property apparaisal and legal fees).
  • Repayment at your own pace: only interest and insurance premiums (if applicable) are payable monthly.
  • Access to every dollar of principal

What about the equity in your current home?

Over the years, your main residence has almost certainly gone up in value. Why not tap into that equity to make a down payment on a second home or buy it outright?

Our advice

Regardless of the financing solution you choose, by protecting yourself with loan insurance, you can ensure that your dream will live on, even when the unexpected happens.

Some helpful websites if you're thinking of buying a second home:


1 Subject to credit approval by National Bank.
2 If it exceeds 80% of property value, the loan must be insured with CMHC.
3 If the loan amount exceeds 65%of the property value, the loan must be insured with Genworth
4 Maximum authorized depending on the credit's file.
5“Prime” means the annual interest rate posted by the Bank from time to time which is used to determine the interest rate on Canadian dollar demand loans granted by the Bank in Canada.