Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
The debt burden carried by Canadian consumers continued to rise this year, causing more people to fall behind on their debt payments…including their mortgages. The 90-day-plus delinquency rate for mortgages rose to 0.18% in the third quarter. That’s a 6.7% increase compared to a year ear.... More »
Rental properties are a secure long-term investment. Note the emphasis on “long-term”. Check out any seven-year period over the past 50 years (anyone who has read this news site knows that I always recommend buying and holding for at least seven years). Property values have almost alway.... More »
Following a challenging 2018, by most accounts 2019 could be characterized as a “turnaround year” for Canada’s housing market. And 2020 is looking to bring much of the same. That’s according to predictions for the new year by CMHC, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and .... More »
As was widely expected, the Bank of Canada left the target overnight rate unchanged this morning at 1.75%, where it’s sat since October 2018. The Bank noted a few positive developments, but focused more on the downside risks. “The global economy is showing signs of stabilization, and .... More »
Equitable Bank Improves Reverse Mortgage Process Reverse mortgage clients of Equitable Bank can expect a quicker and less expensive closing process, according the the bank. Equitable, one of just two reverse mortgage providers in Canada, announced the launch of its new closing process this week. The.... More »
It’s not too early to be thinking about New Year’s resolutions. And since you’re promoting yourself and building business, more efficient marketing is probably on your wishlist for next year. Why not resolve to market yourself more efficiently in 2020? Marketing is a full-time job. Since you already have a full-time job as a mortgage […]
The country’s key broker channel lenders saw residential mortgage originations jump nearly 10% in the third quarter compared to last year. That helped the bottom line, with Home Capital and First National both reporting a year-over-year increase in net income of 16% and 20%, respectively, according to their quarterly filings. First National Chairman and CEO […]