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The annual pace of Canadian housing starts fell to their lowest level in nearly two years in September. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the seasonally adjusted annual rate came in at 188,683 units last month, down from 198,843 in August..... More »
Ever since the US 2008 sub-prime mortgage crisis, we’ve seen a never-ending string of change. Mortgage lending rules have become tougher and tighter. Underwriting is stricter and more thorough. (As usual, the government has not missed an opportunity to stick their nose into your business by m.... More »
Despite slowing price gains in Vancouver and a moderation in Toronto, average home prices are still notoriously expensive. So how are these prices affecting the lives of residents in these two cities? Thanks to a new comprehensive survey released this week, we finally have some answers: High Home Pr.... More »
Last month the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) formally asked the Canada Revenue Agency to take a more active role in verifying income claimed on mortgage applications in an effort to clamp down on mortgage fraud. The CMHC says the move is necessary given that “the industry’.... More »
CBC.caBank of Canada raises benchmark interest rate to 1.5%, noting trade tensionsCBC.caFor the fourth time in a little over a year, the Bank of Canada has raised its benchmark interest rate, a move that will increase the cost of borrowing for Canadians with variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit.Canadian dollar hits nine-day low as greenback rally counters BoC rate hikeThe Globe and MailDr. Sherry Cooper: Poloz Opens the Door for More Rate HikesCanada NewsWire (press release)Bank of Canada hikes rates, shrugging of trade tensionsReuters CanadaDigital Journalall 242 news articles »
For the fourth time in a little over a year, the Bank of Canada has raised its benchmark interest rate, a move that will increase the cost of borrowing for Canadians with variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit.
For those with a vested interest in mortgage rates—particularly variable-rate mortgage holders—tomorrow’s Bank of Canada rate decision has become one of the most-anticipated financial events of the quarter. Expectations of a rate hike have seesawed from a near certainty to a coin toss and back to a sound bet. Markets are currently 92% priced in […]