Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
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Canada’s big banks announced this week that those struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis will be able to defer their mortgage payments for up to six months. The coordinated announcement came from the Bank of Montreal, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Bank, and will b.... More »
For the second time in two weeks Canada’s prime rate has fallen by 50-percentage points. Following the Bank of Canada’s emergency rate cut on Friday, RBC led the way in passing along the full 50 bps of rate cut on Monday, with most of the other big banks soon following suit. That lowered the c.... More »
It’s official, Canada’s prime rate will fall to 2.45% following the Bank of Canada’s emergency rate cut on Friday. RBC once again led the way by confirming it would match the BoC’s 50-bps rate cut by dropping its prime rate to 2.45%. Scotiabank, TD, BMO and CIBC then followed in quick succes.... More »
Minding Your Mortgage Myths Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Down Payments, Mortgage Rates, and More?
Your finances are in order and you’re pretty sure you can qualify for a mortgage. Congratulations, this is the first step on the road to homeownership. But can you pass our mortgage myths test?
If you’re a newbie homebuyer, making your way through the maze of mortgage terms, types, and down payment requirements is tough. According to a recent study, 92% of Canadians see at least one barrier to homeownership standing in their way and is causing concern. Two of their top worries are related to the mortgage process, with more than half of Canadians seeing their ability to qualify for a mortgage as an obstacle.
While we can’t control rising interest rates, we can help you become better informed about the mortgage process. We invite you to take our quiz and debunk some popular (but false) mortgage myths along the way.
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Fears over the COVID-19 pandemic and plummeting oil prices have caused mortgage rates to plummet to multi-year lows over the past couple of weeks. But now some lenders are actually starting to raise rates. Fixed rates on certain terms have been creeping back up, while some of the big banks have been quietly cutting their discounts on prime rate (which affects floating rates). Scotiabank, for example, raised its published 5-year closed variable rate 60 percentage points on Saturday, from 3.45% […]