The Latest COVID-19 Mortgage Developments: Rates on the Rise + MORE Mar 23rd

Obtaining a mortgage or secured line of credit in Canada at the best rates is often a daunting task. We can help! Read the articles below for more info.
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Top Canadian Credit Card Issuers Cut Interest Rates and Pause Planned Hikes Apr 13th

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept many Canadians into unanticipated financial uncertainty. Mass temporary layoffs and job losses have left hundreds of thousands of people wondering how they are going to pay their rent and credit card bills in the coming months. While the federal government is taking .... More »
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Mortgage Lenders Provide COVID-19 Update – Part 1 + MORE Apr 7th

In a recent panel discussion series hosted by Mortgage Professionals Canada, a cross-section of some of the country’s top lenders provided updates on how COVID-19 has impacted their operations and shaped their outlook. The overwhelming message was one of positivity and resilience. Within a mat.... More »
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What to do with a rental property when you owe more than it’s worth + MORE Apr 22nd

Q. I bought a home in Fort McMurray, Alta., for $413,000 in 2007. Five years later, in 2012, I moved out and started renting the property, and it has remained an income property since then. With the decline in oil prices, the town of Fort McMurray has seen real estate losing value like crazy. After .... More »
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CMHC’s Gloomy Outlook: Up to 18% Drop in Home Prices, 20% Arrears Rate + MORE May 23rd

The head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation delivered a particularly gloomy forecast while testifying remotely before the House of Commons Finance Committee on Tuesday. Among those predictions, CMHC CEO Evan Siddall said: Home prices could fall from their peak by 9% to 18% over the next .... More »
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Deferring Your Mortgage Could Cost You More Down the Road + MORE Jun 4th

Well over 700,000 Canadian homeowners have now taken advantage of various mortgage payment deferral programs offered by most mortgage lenders. It’s no wonder there’s been so much demand, considering more than three million jobs have been lost across the country since the start of March when the.... More »
Mortgage Rates Rising Rapidly Canada’s Real Estate Market Faces Uncertainty Call to End to Open Houses Mortgage Payment Deferral Challenges Filogix’s Expert Victim of Ransomware Attack Mortgage Rates on the Rise Banks and other mortgage lenders have been frantically raising rates since last week due to liquidity concerns and heightened credit risk. The increases continued over the weekend and are expected to persist throughout the week. Lenders have hiked the rates they make available to brokers by upwards of 70 […]

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Canadian Credit Card Companies Are Offering Relief to Customers Affected by COVID-19
Early last week, the government announced a myriad of relief efforts, including immediate plans to extend the 2019 tax deadline for individuals to June 1, 2020. Following suit, major cities, including Toronto, granted extensions to grace periods for utility bill payments and launched measures for further aid.  
The top Canadian banks announced unprecedented mortgage relief to homeowners affected by COVID-19. “This support will include up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages, and the opportunity for relief on other credit products,” the press release noted.  
To relieve financial pressures amid the COVID-19 crisis, many Canadian financial institutions are standing by their customers and supporting them through the uncertainty.  
Although most banks have closed their doors to safeguard the health and well-being of their staff and customers, online services and contact centres are open to answer questions and provide assistance. In terms of credit products, here is what customers can expect…

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