Insurance Premiums May Rise in 2019 Aug 16th

Mortgages in Canada can be a murky subject – one that we hope to shed some light on with a series of highly informational articles.
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Bank of Canada Raises Overnight Rate to 1.75%; Cites New Trade Policy and Growing Economy Oct 25th

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz at a press conference following an interest rate announcement in April.  After months of speculation, indeed, the Bank of Canada decided to raise its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points this morning. This quarter-point hike brings the target for the ov.... More »
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Six Months was What it Took to Absorb Latest Mortgage Changes! Aug 19th

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 »
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California's Mortgage Raid + MORE Sep 24th

Jerry Brown and the Legislature refuse to honor a court order..... More »
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Looser Mortgage Standards Hit the UK! Is Canada Next?! Aug 28th

There’s nothing surprising about the loosening of mortgage standards to spur growth. In the last real housing bubble of 1990, banks and government brought in stricter lending rules, making it tougher for borrowers to get a mortgage. Fast forward to the present. We’ve yet to see a housin.... More »
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Self-Employed but Need a Loan? 7 Things You Need to Know + MORE Aug 25th

Being self-employed has its pros and cons: you may have a more flexible schedule, but you also have a lot more responsibility, especially when it comes to managing your own finances. According to Statistics Canada, 2.8 million people were self-employed in 2017. And with the swelling ranks of the se.... More »

Insurance Premiums May Rise in 2019

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OSFI is tightening mortgage lending again. But this time, it’ll be less impactful for consumers. The banking regulator issued its final Mortgage Insurer Capital Adequacy Test (MICAT) guideline last week. MICAT is the “framework for assessing the capital adequacy of mortgage insurance companies,” OSFI says, and it takes effect January 1, 2019. According to National […]

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