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Romana King is an award-winning personal finance writer, a real estate expert and speaker. She is the current Director of Content at Zolo.ca There’s never a dull day in real estate. Last year started off with a big nervous question: Will the Canadian housing market crash? In 2018, the new year.... More »
While it’s fairly common for those in tight rental markets to have a roommate to help split the rent, an emerging trend is buying real estate with a family member or friend. Faced with high home prices in big cities and tougher mortgage rules, including a new stress test on uninsured mortgages, it.... More »
Rental properties are a secure long-term investment. Note the emphasis on “long-term”. Check out any seven-year period over the past 50 years (anyone who has read this news site knows that I always recommend buying and holding for at least seven years). Property values have almost alway.... More »
Lenders across the country are trying to build their own versions of the evolutionary, if not revolutionary, Rocket Mortgage. But there’s one problem. Unlike in the U.S. where income/employment verification services are already available, Canada hasn’t had a good solution. That has now changed. .... More »
Banks continued to eat up market share in the fourth quarter, growing their portion of the broker pie by 5.4 percentage points vs. Q4 2016. For the full year, banks seized a whopping 750 basis points of share, mainly from mortgage finance companies. Virtually no broker in Canada will be surprised by.... More »
It’s one of the biggest broker channel acquisitions in Canadian history. M3 Mortgage Group is buying broker network VERICO Financial Group. M3, which already owns Multi-Prêts, Mortgage Alliance, Invis and Mortgage Intelligence, will control an estimated 40+% of the broker market when this is done. The group’s combined submission volume will exceed $40 billion, making […]
There’s rising uncertainty among borrowers as lenders hike rates to reflect rising bond yields. Here’s how to tilt the odds in your favour