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Ultra-low Rates Will Persist: RBC

1/17/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News The 2020s won’t be the decade to lock into a long-term fixed mortgage, according to RBC Economics. ... More


Scotiabank pushes back its Bank of Canada rate cut forecast

11/29/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-cloud-44.jpg - Real Estate News Scotiabank now sees the Bank of Canada lowering its benchmark interest rate at the beginning of 2020 instead of at the central bank’s next meeting. ... More


CMHC's Siddall Defends Policies, Provides Update on the FTHBI

11/22/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jessi Sandhu

calculator--analysis--reporting-128.jpg - Real Estate News Some fresh information on the status of the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) and a possible increase on the $1M cap for insured ... More


Canadian mortgage debt growth continues unabated

10/10/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-application-form-247.jpg - Real Estate News Canada’s outstanding mortgage credit load continues breaking records, reaching a new high of more than $1.59 trillion as of August, according to the country’s central ... More


Mortgage interest cost index slows but cost of living remains higher

10/21/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

business-data-reporting-274.jpg - Real Estate News The cost of living was higher across many products and services in September. ... More


Low interest rates are the market's lifeline during tougher times

9/25/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News Employment figures had a major influence on the market's dynamics. ... More


More Fed cuts expected to push Canadian interest rates lower

9/19/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

us--canada-121.jpg - Real Estate News Great News for Canadians waiting for lower rates as the effects of shrinking global economy to hit Canada as well. ... More


23% of millennials justify lying on a mortgage application

9/16/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-application-form-247.jpg - Real Estate News Some millennials believe it is justifiable to lie on a mortgage application, according to a new Equifax Canada survey on mortgage fraud. ... More


Mortgage Stress Test Sidelining Young Buyers

8/24/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Jessi Sandhu

stressed-couple-244.jpg - Real Estate News New data shows the country’s youngest buyers are being affected most by the government’s mortgage stress tests. ... More


Canadian mortgage borrowers have a 'rare opportunity'

9/6/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-application-form-247.jpg - Real Estate News Canada's mortgage market has been turned upside down, and it's giving borrowers an uncommon advantage, a new report suggests. ... More


Bank of Canada reveals latest interest rate decision

9/4/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada resisted pressure from investors by declining to signal it will soon follow global peers in easing monetary policy. ... More


A Bank of Canada rate cut as early as September

8/20/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

financial-markets-report-272.jpg - Real Estate News A slowing economy and growing trade tensions suggest a cut will happen more quickly than currently accounted for, Macquarie economist says. ... More


Canadians more likely to be homeowners, have a mortgage

8/9/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jessi Sandhu

happy-couple-in-front-of-sold-home-123.jpg - Real Estate News Homeownership rates are higher now than they were two decades ago according to a new analysis from Statistics Canada. ... More


With fixed rates below variable ones, mortgage market is in the Upside Down

7/28/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

calculator--analysis--reporting-128.jpg - Real Estate News Strange Things: Canadians can now get a lower interest rate on a new mortgage by locking into a fixed rate, rather than opting for a variable rate. ... More


The era of higher mortgage rates was short-lived

7/18/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-button-248.jpg - Real Estate News Those renewing or about to renew their mortgages can breathe a sigh of relief: The era of higher interest rates appears to have been short-lived. ... More


Alternative lenders increase share of slowing Canadian mortgage market: CMHC

7/17/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

make-a-winning-offer-in-a-competitive-market-116.jpg - Real Estate News An increasing number of homeowners turned to alternative lenders last year, while new mortgage growth reached its slowest pace in more than a quarter of a century amid government ... More


Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate steady

7/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada is keeping its trend-setting interest rate steady at 1.75 per cent in a decision widely expected by economists. ... More


Despite new details, First-Time Home Buyer Incentive is flawed

6/18/2019 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Jessi Sandhu

middle-age-couple-visiting-house-263.jpg - Real Estate News While more details about the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive were released this week, there remains a glaring problem. ... More


More mortgage rate cuts could be coming for Canadian homebuyers

6/11/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-button-248.jpg - Real Estate News Canadian mortgage rates have already tumbled in recent months and more discounts could be on the way for homebuyers, a according to a new forecast. ... More


Regulator defends mortgage stress test in face of pushback from industry

6/11/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News Canada’s top federal banking regulator says a stress-test for uninsured mortgages is “working,” but that it is still keeping an eye on lending practices. ... More


Canadian mortgage rates falling to their lowest level in 2 years

6/7/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-cloud-44.jpg - Real Estate News Spring is typically a busy time for home sales, so lenders are competing fiercely right now for new business — and that's adding up to record low rates for borrowers. ... More


Interest rate cut now unlikely say economists

5/27/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada will make its May interest rate decision Wednesday but it’s unlikely there will be a change according to a panel of experts. ... More


Household debt at a record high, senior mortgages increase

5/23/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

home-piggy-bank-251.jpg - Real Estate News Canadian households continued to pile up debt in the fourth quarter of 2018 according to a new report from CMHC. ... More


Delinquency rates hold steady even as credit market grows

5/23/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

calculator--analysis--reporting-128.jpg - Real Estate News The Canadian credit market has grown but it appears that consumers are generally managing their debt well. ... More


BoC touts long-term mortgages to open MBS market

5/9/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-button-248.jpg - Real Estate News Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz suggested that lenders should encourage mortgage products with longer terms as a means of distributing risk more evenly and insulating the ... More


Fixed or Variable Rate?

5/6/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-cloud-44.jpg - Real Estate News Goodbye, variable-rate mortgage. Everyone’s going fixed these days, and for good reason. ... More


Self-employed increasingly turning to private lenders for mortgages

4/25/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

contract-real-estate-mortgage-102.jpg - Real Estate News The self-employed are among the growing number of Canadians turning to private lenders in order to obtain a mortgage. ... More


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