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What the Bank of Canada rate cut means for mortgages

3/5/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

marketing-analysys-104.jpg - Real Estate News Remember the Bank of Canada’s anxiety over worrisome consumer debt loads and housing imbalances? So much for that. ... More


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


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


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


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


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


Bank of Canada 'going nowhere' with interest rates into 2020: Economist

4/3/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

market-reports-on-business-271.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada is likely to stand pat on interest rates for the remainder of this year and well into 2020, according to the chief economist of BMO Financial Group. ... More


The bond market is now sending a clear signal: Go with a variable-rate mortgage

12/6/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

calculator--analysis--reporting-128.jpg - Real Estate News If you’re shopping for a mortgage and believe what the bond market is telling us, it implies your odds of success with a fixed rate may have just changed. ... More


Mortgage renewals have entered a new era

11/6/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-button-248.jpg - Real Estate News As Canadian mortgages come up for renewal, many households are starting to experience what TD Economics has dubbed a “completely new phenomenon” – higher ... More


Expect two rate rises in the next 3 months

10/5/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

cibc-office-250.jpg - Real Estate News Homeowners could be facing two interest rate rises in the coming months according to an updated forecast by CIBC. ... More


Bank of Canada raises overnight rate

7/11/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 ½ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ¾ per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ... More


Rate hike in July? It's all down to the data

6/25/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

business-report-ideas-275.jpg - Real Estate News Economists still expect BoC rate rise but the numbers need to stack up. ... More


Mortgage rates are rising. Here's how you can save money

5/28/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-button-248.jpg - Real Estate News Canada’s big banks are locked in a competitive pricing war over variable-rate mortgages, but economic trends point to more interest rate hikes ahead — leaving Canadian ... More


Mortgage interest costs see biggest growth since 2009

4/27/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

home-buying-financing-concept-261.jpg - Real Estate News Latest data from Statistics Canada showed that mortgage interest costs increased by 2.8% in March, representing the biggest rise since April 2009. ... More


Bank of Canada Raises Benchmark Rate to 1%

9/6/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

stephen-poloz-bank-of-canada-45.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada forged ahead with another interest rate hike in a nod to the country’s surging economy, while signaling its appetite for further tightening may be curbed ... More


The darker side of low rates

8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

marketing-analysys-104.jpg - Real Estate News Canadians have qualified for much larger mortgages over the past two decades due to record-low interest rates, and that has impacted affordability according to the Fraser ... More


Interest rates to hit 1.75% by summer 2019

8/16/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

finance-market-growth-127.jpg - Real Estate News The latest forecast from CIBC Capital Markets is for Canadian interest rates to increase again in December this year. ... More


Canada's economy accelerates, rate hike expectations grow

7/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

finance-market-growth-127.jpg - Real Estate News Canada’s economy accelerated far more than expected in May amid growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, pointing to solid momentum in the second quarter ... More


Now that the Bank of Canada has scratched the interest rate itch, get ready for more

7/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

stephen-poloz-bank-of-canada-45.jpg - Real Estate News Many of the world's central bankers, including in Canada, had been stubbornly tied to low-for-longer interest-rate regimes following the recession. That time has ended. ... More


U.S. Fed closing the door on low-rate mortgages in Canada

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

us--canada-121.jpg - Real Estate News The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ... More


Canada's central bank acts to defuse housing market threat

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Jessi Sandhu

Bank-of-Canada-4.jpg - Real Estate News Canada's central bank, which had long said interest rates are too blunt a tool to tackle the country's housing market, may have finally decided to act and at least limit ... More


Bank of Canada says next move likely an interest rate hike

6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada offered its strongest signal yet that it’s ready to raise interest rates as the economy gathers steam, in surprise comments that sent the Canadian dollar ... More


Mortgage rates ticking higher for subprime borrowers

6/8/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

finance-market-growth-127.jpg - Real Estate News Rates at alternative lenders have increased by as much as 150 basis points since the start of April ... More


Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1/2 per cent

4/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the ... More


Mortgage premium hikes reduce case for borrowing to boost down payment

3/20/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

couple-laptop-106.jpg - Real Estate News With mortgage insurance premiums rising, homebuyers whose down payments are just shy of 20 per cent may be considering whether to tap extra sources of credit in order to avoid the ... More


What to expect after the U.S. Fed rate hike

3/17/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

finance-market-growth-127.jpg - Real Estate News The possible impacts of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on March 15 (Wednesday) to raise its key interest rate from 0.75 per cent to 1 per cent should not be ... More


US Federal Reserve hikes key interest rate to twice that of Canada's

3/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

us--canada-121.jpg - Real Estate News The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signalled that any further hikes this year will be gradual. Higher rates in ... More


Impact of U.S. Fed rate hike - Warning

3/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

make-a-winning-offer-in-a-competitive-market-116.jpg - Real Estate News Locking in a rate before mortgages become more expensive is the best choice at present, as recent developments have pointed at a possible U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike in 2017. ... More


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