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For the second time in two weeks Canada’s prime rate has fallen by 50-percentage points. Following the Bank of Canada’s emergency rate cut on Friday, RBC led the way in passing along the full 50 bps of rate cut on Monday, with most of the other big banks soon following suit. That lowered the c.... More »
There’s no doubt that Canada’s mortgage and real estate industries will suffer in the short term due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. But how long will the pain last and how far out might the recovery be? Those are questions being asked by many in the industry, and some have p.... More »
Rental properties are a secure long-term investment. Note the emphasis on “long-term”. Check out any seven-year period over the past 50 years (anyone who has read this news site knows that I always recommend buying and holding for at least seven years). Property values have almost alway.... More »
In a recent series of panel discussions put on by Mortgage Professionals Canada, a cross-section of some of the country’s top lenders and insurers provided updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted operations and shaped their outlook. Similar to the previous sessions, the overwhelming mess.... More »
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 »
As we turn the page on 2019, we wanted to take a look back at how mortgage rates fared as well as some of the key themes in mortgage news over the year. Hint: Falling fixed mortgage rates and recovering housing markets were two of the big ones. Here’s a rundown of some of the year’s top stories, rate movements and mortgage-related stocks. ********** Top Mortgage Stories of 2019 Liberal Government Launches First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Love it or hate […]
Following a challenging 2018, by most accounts 2019 could be characterized as a “turnaround year” for Canada’s housing market. And 2020 is looking to bring much of the same. That’s according to predictions for the new year by CMHC, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and several real estate firms. But while sales are forecast to pick up, housing inventory will continue to lag demand, putting continued pressure on prices, according to CREA. Here’s a look at the latest housing […]