Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
What the Bank of Canada Rate Increase to 1.5% Means for Canadian Home Owners and Home Buyers + MORE Jul 17th
From personal loans to mortgages, simply put, it’s now more expensive and more difficult for Canadians to borrow money. At the beginning of 2018, new mortgage rules raised the bar for qualification. Under federal law, all financial institutions are now required to put any new applicants under a.... More »
Remember all those pessimists who were calling for a housing bubble or collapse? If you listened to them and rented for the past eight years, how much would you have lost? How much would your rent have increased since then? And would you still be able to rent that condo or house… or would you.... More »
A number of reports this month have provided some insight into the latest movements in Canada’s housing market. New data shows that home sales and prices continue to fall in Toronto and Vancouver, with the exception of Toronto condo sales, which have reached a new high. RBC also came out with .... More »
What do you do when your competition has a 32-year head start? If you’re Equitable Bank, you pay brokers 150% more than normal. That’s the surprising move Equitable has made to build momentum in its reverse mortgage business. This degree of compensation is virtually unprecedented in this sector..... More »
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he is not considering imposing stress tests on private mortgage lenders..... More »
Credit unions saw their slice of the broker pie shrink in Q1. That comes despite OSFI’s January 1 stress test, which played right into their hands given they are provincially regulated. Broker market share for CUs fell 0.6% versus Q1 2017. Less competitive pricing was a key reason. In particular, CUs offering non-OSFI compliant mortgages […]