The Latest in Mortgage News – New Era, New Choices + MORE Apr 3rd

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The Latest in Mortgage News – House Prices Under the Microscope May 27th

For homebuyers and homeowners alike, all eyes have been on the housing market in recent months waiting to see where house prices are eventually headed. With house prices already cooling on average across the country, particularly in and around the Greater Toronto Area, some are speculating that the .... More »

CIBC kicks off bank earnings week with 25% profit rise May 24th

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's latest quarterly earnings beat market expectations with a double-digit profit bump on strong earnings south of the border and at home, despite slowing domestic mortgage growth..... More »
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The State of Mortgage Consumers + MORE Apr 27th

Mortgage consumer debt reached a record level in the second quarter of 2017, yet mortgage holders have proven capable of managing their increasing monthly obligations. That’s according to CMHC’s recently released Mortgage and Consumer Credit Trends report, which said Canadian households&.... More »
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Not just new buyers: Mortgage stress test rules putting the squeeze on renewals, too + MORE May 15th

It's not just new homeowners who are feeling the impact of higher interest rates and tougher lending standards: even those who've already bought are feeling the heat..... More »
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Record-Low Variable Rate Wars EXPIRE THURSDAY… Don’t miss out! + MORE May 30th

The incredible variable rate wars we’re seeing this month are about to come to a close! It would be a shame to miss out on these savings! And, while there is a possibility that they’ll extend into June, I wouldn’t risk it – deep savings like these don’t come around eve.... More »
Top 5 Ways to Pay for SchoolLooking into a post-secondary education for the first time can be pretty overwhelming, and figuring out how you’ll pay for it all can add extra stress. To help, here are five options to keep in mind while going through the process.

TIP: Apply for everything you qualify for! Check scholarshipscanada.com and yconic.com.

TIP: Find out if your parents are helping you out. They may have an RESP or other savings.
Figure out how much you need to pay for school with the RBC Student Budget Calculator

TIP: Learn more at canlearn.ca.

TIP: Look for job sites catered to students and new grads such as TalentEgg and jobpostings.ca.

TIP: Check out how the RBC Student Line of Credit could help you.
For year-round student finance tips, check out the RBC Student Solutions Hub.
 
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How life insurance can protect from debt risks
Q: Our 19-year-old son has been accepted into an aviation program. The cost of the program is $100,000. Government Student Loan funding is not enough to cover the program cost, therefore we looked into a student line of credit. Unfortunately, a pilot was not listed as a profession that would get approval for a $100,000 student line of credit; the only option was to use our own personal line of credit.
In order to protect ourselves financially in case something happens to our son, I would like to purchase life insurance but I’m not sure what type of life insurance and if disability insurance is also needed. Once his debit is paid off I would like to see him continue with the life insurance policy so he has coverage if he decides to start a family. Would he be able to increase the policy coverage? Or is it in his best financial interest to incorporate future costs now?
—Diana
A: Diana, this is a great question. This is a good example of life insurance protecting a financial risk, which is one of the main purposes of life insurance…

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Here’s our latest recap of Canadian mortgage and real estate news. This week we look at: The latest housing affordability report, which came out with fairly predictable results How the post-OSFI stress test bump in business for credit unions may not be materializing What HomEquity’s 2017 originations data says about the trend towards reverse mortgages […]

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