Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
I’m often asked why I started this site. It’s simple: I was tired of reading misinformation and twisted truths about mortgage brokering in Canada. Back in 2009 when I created the site, there were some new blogs reporting on mortgage trends and offering ‘expert’ advice. (I use the term ‘e.... More »
Packing Less Punch: Millennials’ Home Purchasing Power Drops by $40K due to New Stress Test Rules + MORE May 6th
Millennials looking to purchase new property across Canada this year are going to have to settle for less. The average peak millennial’s purchasing power in Canada is 16.5 per cent lower than it was at this time last year, meaning they qualify for a mortgage of about $40,000 less than before. The.... More »
While it’s fairly common for those in tight rental markets to have a roommate to help split the rent, an emerging trend is buying real estate with a family member or friend. Faced with high home prices in big cities and tougher mortgage rules, including a new stress test on uninsured mortgages, it.... More »
The majority of Canada’s Big Six banks beat expectations for second-quarter earnings, despite slowing real estate activity and tighter lending rules for uninsured mortgages. Both RBC and Scotiabank posted 6% year-over-year increases in their residential mortgage portfolios, although the other .... More »
Rental vacancies are ridiculously low and demand for rental units is high… and growing! That’s just a sampling of the opportunistic real estate investment news Ted Tsiakopoulos, CMHC’s Regional Economist for Ontario, shared recently at the Canadian Mortgage Brokers’ Associat.... 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 […]