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Should you get a fixed-rate or variable mortgage? In these strange times, fixed has a rare edge Nov 23rd
With rates this low, the usual advantages of renewing with a variable mortgage are diminished or gone, writes David Aston..... More »
Q. We’re thinking about breaking our existing home mortgage to take advantage of the low interest rates we’re seeing now, and would appreciate some guidance. This is our scenario: Mortgage principal: $572,000 Weekly payments: $746.00 Interest rate: 3.78% fixed and locked in until December 2023.... More »
With the national average home price up a record 18.5% in August 2020 compared to the same time last year, more Canadians than ever have a significant portion of their wealth tied up in their homes. Who are these “house rich” homeowners? They range widely—from retirees on a fixed income, to ba.... More »
The country’s key mortgage lenders recently released their third-quarter earnings, and it’s safe to say results were better-than-expected all around. Equitable Bank had its best-ever third quarter, while First National had its own record quarter. “For customers and partners, we ori.... More »
Bond yields in both Canada and the U.S. jumped on news that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has proven more than 90% effective in its trials. Following the announcement on Monday, the all-important 5-year bond yield is now hovering around 0.50% for the first time since early June. Since bond yields lead fixed mortgage rates, that’s caused some observers to suggest mortgage rates could potentially be finding a bottom and may only head higher from here. “Lenders’ profit margins are tight and […]