Mortgage Growth Slows, Alt-Lender Share Grows: CMHC Jul 17th

Obtaining a mortgage or secured line of credit in Canada at the best rates is often a daunting task. We can help! Read the articles below for more info.
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How to Read Your Credit Report + MORE Jun 1st

Your credit report summarizes your credit history and helps lenders weigh your credit risk. Often your credit report is initiated when you apply for your first credit card. Over time it can help you reach your larger financial goals such as obtaining a rental agreement or mortgage. When you apply f.... More »
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The Latest COVID-19 Mortgage News: Toronto Real Estate Sales Plunge 37% + MORE Apr 1st

New data suggests homes sales in Toronto dropped 37% last week compared to the same time last year, according to Realosophy Realty. The firm also says cancelled listings jumped by 27% as thousands of Canadians now find themselves out of work, putting into question the near-term future of Canada̵.... More »

Important week for mortgage rates could cost or save you thousands. Oct 31st

Mortgage rates fell by about 1% since January of this year. That rate drop has created a surge in real estate sales across Canada, with September and October seeing a greater than average number of real estate transactions.  We also saw consumers taking advantage of these low rates by refinancing .... More »
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The Mortgage Stress Test: What It Means If You’re Buying a Home Nov 3rd

It’s been almost a couple of years since the mortgage stress test came into effect. So, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit it and clear up any confusion. The mortgage stress test took effect January 1, 2018, affecting how much mortgage money Canadians are able to borrow towards.... More »

Latest in Mortgage News: Stress-Test Rate Drops After a Year of No Change Jul 20th

The benchmark posted 5-year fixed rate, which is used for stress-testing Canadian mortgages, fell yesterday in its first move since May 2018. The Bank of Canada announced the mortgage qualifying rate drop to 5.19% from 5.34%. This marks the first reduction in the rate since September 2016. The rate .... More »
Canada’s mortgage market grew by its slowest pace in more than 25 years in 2018, according to new data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. At the same time, the share of the market controlled by alternative lenders—which typically lend to riskier clients and charge higher interest rates—grew from the previous year. “This […]

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