Mortgages in Canada can be a murky subject – one that we hope to shed some light on with a series of highly informational articles.
The latest data released over the past couple of weeks are helping to provide a reading on how different jurisdictions in the country are faring when it comes to economic growth and housing affordability. The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Metropolitan Outlook, for example, breaks down re.... More »
Saying that 43-year old mortgage broker Corinna Smith-Gatcke leads a busy life would be an understatement. She’s a wife, mother of two 9- and 12-year-old boys, one of Mortgage Advisor’s most successful agents with 110 closed transactions last year and three offices in Brockville, Kingston and Ke.... More »
Homeowners with variable mortgage rates have seen their rates rise over the past year as the Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate target four times..... More »
The dust has settled following the latest round of big bank earnings, which unveiled another solid quarter and record earnings. The new B-20 regulations and higher interest rates so far appear to be having little effect on mortgage growth, with RBC reporting that customers are “self-adjusting.... More »
Last month the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) formally asked the Canada Revenue Agency to take a more active role in verifying income claimed on mortgage applications in an effort to clamp down on mortgage fraud. The CMHC says the move is necessary given that “the industry’s current detection tools have not kept pace […]