October 2nd, 2019
If you’re looking to purchase a home in the near future, you may have been discouraged by the sky-high prices of real estate these days, especially in certain metropolitan areas … [read more]
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October 1st, 2019
Five-year discounted mortgage interest rates are still falling and will drop to an average of 2.77% by the end of the year, then hold firm for a full year, according … [read more]
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September 27th, 2019
If there is one thing that most families would actually want to have, it is their own home. People from all walks of life would want to have a permanent … [read more]
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September 24th, 2019
The typical home buyer spends more than four months shopping for the perfect place. They tour an average of more than four homes, attend two open houses and make two … [read more]
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September 10th, 2019
A panel of experts says the Bank of Canada’s next move will be a rate cut, and nearly half expect policymakers to pull the trigger before the year’s end. Five … [read more]
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September 5th, 2019
Canada’s mortgage market has been turned upside down, and it’s giving borrowers an uncommon advantage, a new report suggests. “With long-term rates lower than short-term rates, home buyers have had … [read more]
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September 4th, 2019
The Canadian housing market appears to have found its footing, and that’s one reason the Bank of Canada doesn’t need to follow in the footsteps of other central banks as … [read more]
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August 24th, 2019
Buying your first home is one of life’s biggest decisions. It can also be one of the most stressful. Knowing what types of mortgages are available can help you make … [read more]
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August 22nd, 2019
Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Home Mortgage Early When you buy your first home, you soon learn that life is all about making the right financial decisions. Everything … [read more]
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August 19th, 2019
Many Canadians might want to start their homebuying journey by contacting a realtor and scoping out open houses, but their first step should actually start in a lender’s office. The … [read more]
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August 15th, 2019
Stressed out about Canada’s mortgage stress test? Mortgage-comparison website RateSpy recently rounded up four “loopholes” for homebuyers trying to qualify under the tougher rules. The rules, introduced in January 2018, … [read more]
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August 7th, 2019
Unregulated lenders are doling out more short-term loans tied to property investments, and that might amplify a Canadian home price downturn, one economist warns. Stephen Brown, senior Canada economist with … [read more]
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August 6th, 2019
For the first time in three years, the Bank of Canada has lowered its five-year qualifying mortgage rate, from 5.34% to 5.19%. This provides some slight relief for home buyers … [read more]
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August 3rd, 2019
Canadian mortgage borrowers have been waiting years for this moment. This week the Bank of Canada’s qualifying rate declined, something that hasn’t happened since 2016. The rate fell to 5.19 … [read more]
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August 1st, 2019
Are you ready to fork out the cash? If you’re anything like the vast majority of Americans, chances are high you don’t have this kind of money in your bank … [read more]
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July 26th, 2019
When the leaves start to turn and the mercury begins to drop, mortgage rates might be lower, too, one economist predicts. Capital Economics is sticking to its prediction that the … [read more]
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July 25th, 2019
It took a while. The mortgage stress test that policymakers introduced in January 2018 has undeniably cooled the Canadian housing market — but homebuyers are adjusting to stricter standards, one … [read more]
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July 22nd, 2019
Self-employment certainly comes with its benefits; you get to be your own boss, you get to make your own hours, and you get to build a company that’s all on … [read more]
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July 19th, 2019
It is more likely than not that the Bank of Canada holds the interest rate at 1.75% on Wednesday, but there’s a growing chorus that believes it will decrease the … [read more]
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July 18th, 2019
A year and a half after federal policymakers toughened up qualification rules to tame an unruly market and reduce risk to the economy, Canada’s mortgage market is showing signs of … [read more]
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July 17th, 2019
Around 18 months of steady overnight rate rises have led mortgage holders and applicants to brace themselves for bigger monthly payments. But five-year fixed rates, held by 80% of homeowners, … [read more]
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July 10th, 2019
Criticism is piling up for the federal government’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, set to kick off this September. Economic researchers, realtors and mortgage experts have all questioned the usefulness of … [read more]
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