Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
The growing demand for real estate in Canada is being driven largely by newcomers, who are making one out of every five home purchases in the country, according to a new survey. New immigrants to Canada (defined as those who have arrived within the last 10 years) represent 21% of homebuyers and are .... More »
Despite what you may have heard, your cell phone payment history does affect your credit score. Cell phone accounts work differently than a credit card or a line of credit. A cell phone is an open or “O” account, which means the balance has to be paid in full at the end of each month. [&.... More »
They’re both 25 and make $262,000. This couple wants to pay off their mortgages and spend more on travel. How do they start? Feb 4th
Ace and Ada know they make a lot money for people their age, but it came out of “sweat and tears” and following in the footsteps of immigrant parents. Now they want to know how to spend it..... More »
That’s the takeaway from a national survey released this week by Rates.ca, which found half of Canadians aren’t aware of the mortgage options available to them. Not only that, but Canadians are lacking in some other basic mortgage trivia, with an astounding 9 out of 10 respondents not kn.... More »
The Department of Finance created shockwaves this week with its announcement that it will be revamping how insured mortgages are stress tested. Now that the dust has settled, here’s a more in-depth look at the implications, as well as some industry reaction. But first, a quick recap of what’s ch.... More »
Canada’s big banks felt the effects of a sharply slowing economy and cooling housing market in the second quarter. Most reported net income growth in the low-to-mid single digits. Several saw 90+ day delinquencies rise slightly in the quarter, and all of the banks, with the exception of National Bank, reported increased provisions for credit […]