Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
TORONTO _ Royal Bank of Canada saw an uptick in demand for mortgages this fall as borrowers look to secure loans before tougher rules _ including a stress test _ take effect in the new year, one of the bank’s executives says. Neil McLaughlin, RBC’s head of personal and commercial banking.... More »
Another national mortgage conference has come and gone, but many will remember this year’s instalment as nothing short of a success. More than 1,200 mortgage professionals from across the country descended upon Niagara Falls for Mortgage Professionals Canada’s annual National Mortgage Conference.... More »
TORONTO _ Canadian sales of cars and light trucks this year are expected to dip from last year’s all-time high, mostly because of weaker economic conditions in Ontario, Scotiabank said Friday in a report. The bank’s automotive outlook projected that 2018 could end a five-year string of s.... More »
It can be a chore to stay on top of the latest mortgage news these days, particularly given the barrage of forecasts and predictions for housing markets in 2018. Unsurprisingly, the majority of forecasts for the year ahead have focused on OSFI’s new mortgage rules, including the mortgage stres.... More »
VANCOUVER _ Home sales in Metro Vancouver fell more than 14 per cent below the 10-year average in February as buyers contended with stricter mortgage rules and higher interest rates, according to statistics released Thursday. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s data showed that 2,207 .... More »
Most of the financial world is already heavily invested in online distribution. And then there’s the mortgage business. Our industry is scampering to catch up. But catch up it will…and soon. That was the vivid takeaway from last week’s 2nd annual Digital Mortgage Conference in San Francisco. Interest in online mortgages is getting more palpable […]