Latest in Mortgage News: Despite Challenges, Majority of Canadians Plan to Buy a Home Jan 22nd

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

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 stimu.... More »

How do mortgage brokers get paid? Feb 18th

Q. Is it typical to pay a mortgage broker fee in advance, and before closing? My broker is saying that I have to pay cash one week before closing, and that he will pay other persons who are involved. I am confused as to why brokers payment in advance and in cash. –Adil A. A mortgage broker can obt.... More »

Downsizing vs reverse mortgage: which option is right for you? + MORE Feb 3rd

For many Canadians approaching retirement, their home is by far their largest asset. With detached homes in major cities selling for well above $1 million, it’s not surprising that owners expect to tap into that equity to help fund their golden years, prompting the common refrain: “My home is my.... More »

Bond Yields Surge, Mortgage Rates Rising in Response + MORE Feb 24th

Canadian bond yields hit their highest level since April in recent days, and a number of lenders have responded by starting to raise some of their mortgage rates. CMLS, MCAP and First National were among the non-bank lenders to increase at least some of their rates, with their broker rates rising 10.... More »
Despite quickly rising home prices and the uncertainty unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority (80%) of Canadians still believe home ownership is a good investment

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