Mortgages in Canada can be a murky subject – one that we hope to shed some light on with a series of highly informational articles.
It was created with the intention of saving Canadians from becoming over-burdened with their mortgages, but some critics of the Canadian government’s mortgage stress test say it is slamming the door on first-time homebuyers who would otherwise be able to break into the market. In a recent opi.... More »
Mortgage professionals from across Canada descended on Montreal last weekend for the annual National Mortgage Conference. Hosted by Mortgage Professionals Canada, the annual gathering was once again well attended, with about 1,200 participants and 60+ exhibitors at the Exhibitor Expo. The two-day ev.... More »
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 »
Real estate news is typically quiet in January, but there’s been quite a few developments as of late. To quickly recap, Canadian real estate in 2018 ended with four consecutive months of sales declines. Overall, there was a drop of 11 per cent nationwide, with the 2.5 per cent drop from November .... More »
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 […]