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Bank of Canada announces key interest rate decision

4/10/2024 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada (BoC) today announced its key interest rate decision, electing to hold rates steady at five per cent. ... More


Is it time for aggressive rate cuts?

3/19/2024 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

business-report-ideas-275.jpg - Real Estate News 'I hope they're not tepid,' says expert about BoC's upcoming decisions ... More


Variable or short-term fixed mortgage? Where experts see the "sweet spot"

3/13/2024 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News The Canadian mortgage space is already seeing some rates on offer decline heading into the spring market, despite no clear indication yet from the Bank of Canada that interest ... More


Bank of Canada expected to hold interest rates this week as grey cloud hangs over economy

3/4/2024 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

Bank-of-Canada-4.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada is expected to preach patience at its interest rate announcement this week as economists say weakening economic conditions are setting the stage for rate cuts ... More


Market participants still expect the first Bank of Canada rate cut in April

2/5/2024 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News Despite push-back from the Bank of Canada against aggressive rate-cut predictions, a majority of influential economists and analysts still expect rates to start falling by April. ... More


BoC set to leave rate unchanged in January, says RBC

1/19/2024 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-cloud-44.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada is likely to leave its overnight rate unchanged in its first decision of 2024, according to new forward guidance by the Royal Bank of Canada. ... More


Mortgage market risks rising in high-rate environment: CMHC

11/15/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

home-value-increase-443.jpg - Real Estate News Surging interest rates are weighing down on current homeowners – and further turbulence is on the horizon ... More


Bank of Canada holds key rate steady at 5 per cent, says economy is weakening

9/6/2023 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-governor-481.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate steady at five per cent today, citing recent evidence that suggests the economy is weakening. ... More


Sustained low interest rates no longer possible, says former BoC governor

9/4/2023 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News This is despite a projected slight drop in the BoC’s policy rate by the end of 2024 or early 2025 ... More


Canadian market participants see rates staying at 5 per cent in 2023: BoC survey

7/24/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada (BoC) will not raise rates again and will start cutting a little later than previously anticipated, according to a survey of market participants released by the ... More


Bank of Canada raises policy rate 25 basis points, continues quantitative tightening

7/12/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5¼% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is also continuing its policy of ... More


How risky is it to extend Canadian mortgage amortizations?

6/27/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

financial-markets-report-272.jpg - Real Estate News Canada's record pace of interest rate hikes has led to the repayment period for many variable rate mortgages lengthening to over 30 years, helping to shield households from ... More


Another week, another rise in fixed mortgage rates. How high could they go?

6/24/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-application-form-247.jpg - Real Estate News Mortgage lenders, including most of the big banks, have continued to hike their fixed mortgage rates following the recent surge in Government of Canada bond yields, which are used ... More


BoC debated waiting until July to hike rates, but says data prompted it to act sooner

6/21/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada's governing council considered waiting until July to raise interest rates, but ultimately decided to act sooner in the face of hot economic data. ... More


Canadians' mortgage borrowing hits lowest level since 2003

6/15/2023 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

stressed-couple-244.jpg - Real Estate News Canadians' mortgage borrowing has reached its lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the impact of higher interest rates, according to recent data released by Statistics ... More


Prime rate reaches 22-year high of 6.95% and could rise further as rate-hike expectations grow

6/11/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

couple-laptop-106.jpg - Real Estate News Variable-rate borrowers will see their interest cost on their next mortgage payment rise as banks and other financial institutions have lifted their prime rates to a 22-year high ... More


"More pain" for variable-rate mortgage holders as the BoC hikes rates

6/7/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

Bank-of-Canada-4.jpg - Real Estate News Variable-rate mortgage holders are in for “more pain” following the Bank of Canada’s half-expected decision to hike interest rates again. ... More


Lenders - including some big banks -are hiking fixed mortgage rates again

5/29/2023 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News The past two weeks have seen a flurry of mortgage rate increases at mortgage lenders, including several of the Big 6 banks. ... More


Further BoC hike may be necessary, says leading economist

5/24/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-rates---interest-rates-48.jpg - Real Estate News The central bank has kept the policy rate frozen at 4.5% in its two most recent meetings ... More


Big Six banks slash prime rates by half a point

3/17/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

big-6-banks-canada-317.jpg - Real Estate News The Big Six banks are slashing their prime lending rates 50 basis points to 2.95 per cent from 3.45 per cent in response to the plunge in the benchmark Bank of Canada interest ... More


Bank of Canada slashes policy rate to 0.75 per cent in surprise cut

3/13/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada cut its trend-setting interest rate by half a percentage point to 0.75 per cent from 1.25 per cent in a surprise move on Friday aimed at softening the economic ... More


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


Bank of Canada lowers overnight rate target to 1.25 percent

3/4/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada today lowered its target for the overnight rate by 50 basis points to 1 ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ½ percent and the deposit ... More


Bank of Canada Holds Rates, Shows Less Confidence in Outlook

1/22/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

mortgage-cloud-44.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady but expressed heightened concern about a slowing economy. ... 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


Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold

12/5/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold as expected at 1.75 per cent where it has been for more than a year as it said Wednesday that ongoing trade conflicts and ... More


Bank of Canada announces interest rate decision

10/30/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced today that it would keep the overnight rate at 1.75%. ... 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


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