Mortgages in Canada can be a murky subject – one that we hope to shed some light on with a series of highly informational articles.
COVID-19 has dramatically changed the course of many industries and threatened the physical, mental and financial wellness of millions of Canadians. In the housing sector, real estate sales volumes have dropped significantly and rapid increases in unemployment have added uncertainty to many transact.... More »
Saving for a mortgage down payment can be a long and tedious process. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average price of a Canadian home was $540,000 in February, a 15.2% increase compared to a year earlier. You would need to save $108,000 just to make a standard 20% down payme.... More »
The coronavirus contagion left the Bank of Canada little option today. It cut Canada’s key interest rate amid fears of a deepening economic downturn. It was the bank’s first rate cut in nearly five years and likely won’t be its last this year. The move brings Canada’s overnight target rate .... More »
I wrote that back in 2006. Since then we have seen some provincial governments step in with laws to help protect unsuspecting homeowners. You can also purchase Title insurance or an alternative method of protection. A couple of years ago, Toronto police said a woman used fake ID to get a $300,0.... More »
Over the past few decades, the concept of retirement has grown increasingly more sophisticated. Canadians preparing for retirement have been able to contemplate a variety of highly personalized approaches—from early (or even very early) retirement; to active, phased, or working retirement; and mor.... More »
The big news of the week was the Federal Reserve’s interest rate cut, the first one since the financial crisis more than 10 years ago. Despite a strong domestic economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the cut was a pre-emptive move to brace against “downside risks.” “We’re thinking of it essentially as a mid-cycle […]