Latest in Mortgage News: BoC Sees Early Signs of Housing Overheating, but Will Keep Rates Low for Now Feb 27th

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Bank of Canada will keep its target rate as-is: Good news for those in a variable rate Mar 14th

This week even more good news was announced by the Bank of Canada. A press release stated that the overnight rate will stay the same for the time being. This is great news for those with variable rate mortgages. Only weeks ago, many were speculating on a micro-decrease but that didn’t happe.... More »

The Latest in Mortgage News: OSFI to Re-launch Review of the Uninsured Stress Test + MORE Apr 10th

Canada’s bank regulator has announced it will restart a review of the stress test rate on uninsured mortgages. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) said it will “resume its policy work on the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages by issuing a new co.... More »

Romy Bowers Named New CMHC CEO as Outgoing Evan Siddall Addresses Off-the-Mark Forecasts + MORE Mar 5th

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has named its new CEO, capping what has been an extended search to replace outgoing chief Evan Siddall. Romy Bowers, CMHC’s current Vice President of Client Solutions, will succeed Siddall and officially begin her five-year term starting April 6. .... More »

Do I really need life insurance? + MORE Mar 11th

Life insurance shouldn’t be one of those things you put off thinking about—because you (and the people who depend upon you) could need it at any time. But many do wonder if it’s worth the monthly premiums. But what about you, how do you know if it’s necessary for you? And why do we need life.... More »
Fixed rates may be heading higher, but variable-rate holders can rest assured their rates won’t be going up just yet, at least according to Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem. During a speech on Canada’s labour market, Macklem said monetary policy will need to continue to provide stimulus for a “considerable period” because a complete economic recovery is “still a long way off.” “We have committed to keeping our policy interest rate at the effective lower bound until economic slack […]

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