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2022 Housing and Interest Rate Forecasts

12/30/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

For the second straight year—and in the face of an ongoing pandemic—the Canadian real estate market has continued to defy gravity.

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New year, crucial decision as interest rates will likely increase

12/29/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

By all accounts the Bank of Canada is set to make money more expensive in 2022

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Mortgage originations, average balances surge - TransUnion

12/10/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Accelerated home price growth is likely to fuel the mortgage market for the foreseeable future, new study says.

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Average New Mortgage Size Surges 18% in Third Quarter: Equifax

12/2/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The average new mortgage being taken out by today’s borrowers surged considerably as of the third quarter, reports Equifax.

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Why reverse mortgages are something to consider, not fear

11/12/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Reverse mortgages are gaining traction as more Canadians want to stay in their homes during retirement.

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What the Bank of Canada statement means for interest rates

11/2/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The Bank of Canada struck a positive tone on Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in its most recent interest rate announcement, with Governor Tiff ... More


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Top Risks and Trends in Canada's Mortgage Market

9/15/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

From rising inflation and falling consumer confidence to changing real estate preferences, Canada’s mortgage market could be impacted on multiple fronts.

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Canadian mortgage volumes hit record high

8/31/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

A new report shows that Q2 volumes were the highest ever recorded in a single quarter

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How new immigrants could help shape the Canadian mortgage market

8/20/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Among the factors that are likely to impact the Canadian mortgage market between now and the end of the year, one of the most significant could be immigration.

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Mortgage debt is rising at its fastest pace in Canada since 2007

8/20/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Canadians are piling into mortgages at more than double the historical pace as the housing market appears to moderate after a pandemic boom.

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Low Rates Helping Borrowers Pay Off Mortgages at Record Pace

6/27/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Low mortgage rates are allowing borrowers to pay off their mortgages faster than ever.

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Mortgage surge pushes Canada consumer debt to $2.1 trillion

6/8/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

A surge in mortgage borrowing is pushing consumer debt loads higher in Canada despite falling credit card use, as households plow more money into their homes while spending ... More


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Torrent of pent-up spending could force BoC to reconsider neutral rate: CIBC

5/19/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The Bank of Canada may have to adjust its view of its long-term neutral policy rate once a torrent of pent-up household savings is unleashed once pandemic restrictions are ... More


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Mortgage growth eases in February: StatsCan

4/19/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The pace of mortgage borrowing continued to slow in February, according to data from Statistics Canada.

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Mortgage debt balance reaches new highs

3/30/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The national mortgage debt balance hit a new record high of $1.65 trillion in Q4 2020, according to data from Statistics Canada.

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Equifax on how many Canadians lie on their mortgage applications

3/25/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

As many as 14% of millennials said that they have not been entirely truthful on a previous credit or loan application, compared to the national average of 7%, according to a ... More


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Insured mortgages at non-bank lenders showing higher arrears rate

3/17/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Non-bank lenders have seen the rate of arrears on insured mortgages go roughly 50% higher than their uninsured counterparts, according to data from Statistics Canada.

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Rising mortgage rates yet to put a dent in exuberant housing market as policymakers take note

3/16/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

If home prices continue shooting up, even in spite of rising rates, some economists say it may force policy action

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