The latest in mortgage news: OSFI has no plans to loosen the stress test Sep 17th

Mortgages in Canada can be a murky subject – one that we hope to shed some light on with a series of highly informational articles.
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With determination and good planning, you can jump through the extra hoops and get that house, Lesley-Anne Scorgie writes..... More »

The latest in mortgage news: record population growth to keep upward pressure on home prices + MORE Jul 21st

Canada's expected population growth will worsen the already limited housing supply and result in even higher home prices, according to a new report.... More »

Fixed mortgage rates surge higher as bond yields break above 4% Aug 21st

Bond yields broke through a key resistance point this week, leading to a fresh round of fixed mortgage rate increases..... More »

Mortgage debt taking up a record share of income Mar 17th

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Would You Buy a Home with Strangers? These Canadian Companies Are Betting On It + MORE Oct 2nd

Lesli Gaynor was tired of renting a home for herself and her two-year-old son. The Toronto resident wanted more space and a more stable living environment, where a landlord couldn’t kick her out. So, in the early 1990s she got together with two friends and bought a house in the city’s Parkdale n.... More »
Despite today’s mortgage borrowers having to qualify at rates in excess of 6% and 7%, Canada’s banking regulator said no changes to the stress test are imminent.

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