Renewal Rate Shock Diminishing, Says BoC + MORE Nov 9th

Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
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Market Your Mortgage Business More Effectively in 2020 + MORE Dec 12th

It’s not too early to be thinking about New Year’s resolutions. And since you’re promoting yourself and building business, more efficient marketing is probably on your wishlist for next year. Why not resolve to market yourself more efficiently in 2020? Marketing is a full-time job. Since you a.... More »

How Your Cell Phone Can Keep You From Getting the Lowest Mortgage Rate + MORE Nov 27th

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 »

Latest in Mortgage News: Mortgage Delinquencies on the Rise + MORE Dec 21st

The debt burden carried by Canadian consumers continued to rise this year, causing more people to fall behind on their debt payments…including their mortgages. The 90-day-plus delinquency rate for mortgages rose to 0.18% in the third quarter. That’s a 6.7% increase compared to a year ear.... More »

Q4 2019 Bank Earnings – Mortgage Morsels + MORE Jan 11th

Profits were down among the big banks in what has been called a “bleak” fourth-quarter earnings season. It was the weakest earnings growth since 2016, particularly for the likes of TD and CIBC, who saw their net income fall 3% and 6%, respectively, compared to last year. TD President and.... More »
Is choosing a mortgage as easy as booking a trip or trading a stock?   Let’s find out! 
Sure, you can book a flight online or buy a stock through the web.  But, can you really choose the right mortgage product on your own?  Can you really find the absolutely lowest cost mortgage financing option?  I’ll bet some consumers can. I’ll also bet the vast majority cannot.  There’s a steady stream of horror stories, on this news site and others, that show just how costly and financially dangerous it is to be in the wrong mortgage product, with the wrong lender.
I’ve shared dozens of those experiences on this site.  Consumers who were directed into the wrong mortgage by their Banker or by some web site claiming to offer ‘the lowest rate’.  I empathize with these consumers as I believe they were just trying to save some money but instead ended up paying far more than they had to.
We can find it all online, but can you do it all yourself?
The big trend over the past 15 years is to move all business online…

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Mortgage Growth Slows in First Half of 2019


Residential mortgage growth was down more than 7% in the first half of 2019 compared to a year earlier, likely caused in part by the federal government’s mortgage stress test, according to new data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The quarterly Residential Mortgage Industry Dashboard shows new originations by the country’s chartered […]

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Renewal Rate Shock Diminishing, Says BoC


Falling mortgage rates over the course of 2019 have reduced the rate increase shock for those renewing a mortgage. While those renewing a mortgage this year are still locking in at a rate higher than their previous rate, that increase is quickly declining, according to data from the Bank of Canada. “The average household renewing […]

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