Canadian banks set for strong results as trade, housing risks loom Feb 19th

Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
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How a young couple can kill $142,000 in debt and start investing + MORE Mar 19th

iStock Julie and David live in Calgary with their two daughters, ages 10 and 7. David, 40, is a cable technician earning $150,000 annually while Julie, 37, works part-time at a retail store near home earning $6,000 annually. In 2014, their lives changed when David fell on the job and injured his lef.... More »
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B.C. home sales to fall as interest rates rise, but prices stay strong: BCREA + MORE Mar 10th

VANCOUVER _ Real estate experts in British Columbia predict residential home sales will dip this year but remain well above the province’s 10-year average, although they warn rising interest rates could leave some B.C. households “vulnerable.” The British Columbia Real Estate Assoc.... More »
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Credit counselling, Consumer proposal or Bankruptcy… Which option is most favourable? + MORE Mar 16th

A couple in their 30s contacts me for a mortgage. They want to buy a new home. She’s a high school teacher and he’s a computer firm manager. Incomes are good. I check their credit. Let’s stop here for a minute… If they have good credit, an approval is simple and we can provi.... More »
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Laurentian Bank’s review of problematic mortgages to finish in Q2 + MORE Mar 1st

MONTREAL _ Laurentian Bank expects to complete its review of problematic loans sold to an unnamed lender by the fiscal second quarter, and will fix or repurchase any remaining mortgages that failed to meet the proper criteria. The Montreal-based lender _ which said late last year it discovered mortg.... More »
As Big Six prepare to release earnings, rising household debt, slowing mortgage growth could weigh on outlook

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