The State of Mortgage Consumers + MORE Apr 27th

Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
Latest News

Q2 2018 Bank Earnings – Mortgage Morsels Jun 8th

The majority of Canada’s Big Six banks beat expectations for second-quarter earnings, despite slowing real estate activity and tighter lending rules for uninsured mortgages. Both RBC and Scotiabank posted 6% year-over-year increases in their residential mortgage portfolios, although the other .... More »

Benefits of Homeownership Reaffirmed in New Study Sep 18th

Despite deteriorating housing affordability across the country, buying a home is still the more affordable option when compared to renting. A new report from Mortgage Professionals Canada has determined that, despite the rapid rise in home price, those who are able to invest in a home would end up .... More »
 mortgage buyout

Should You Accept That Pre-Approved Credit Limit Increase? Jun 5th

If you faithfully pay your loans, mortgage and credit cards each month, then you’ve probably received a call or letter from your bank with the news that you were pre-approved for a credit increase or a line of credit. You might be thinking, I don’t even use all the credit I currently have. I do.... More »
 mortgage buyout

What the Bank of Canada Rate Increase to 1.5% Means for Canadian Home Owners and Home Buyers + MORE Jul 17th

From personal loans to mortgages, simply put, it’s now more expensive and more difficult for Canadians to borrow money. At the beginning of 2018, new mortgage rules raised the bar for qualification.  Under federal law, all financial institutions are now required to put any new applicants under a.... More »

Should You Be Paying Your Mortgage Down Aggressively? May 12th

Last year a third of mortgage holders in Canada chose to pay their mortgages aggressively, which is to say they paid more than the amount required. And the numbers were higher for those who bought their properties after 2013. Instinctively it would make sense to pay off your mortgage as quickly as y.... More »

The State of Mortgage Consumers

– canadianmortgagetrends.com

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’ credit market debt reached a record $1.70 for every dollar of disposable income. Mortgage […]

Continue Reading On canadianmortgagetrends.com »

Mortgage Penalties: You could pay thousands to break your mortgage depending on your lender!
I originally posted a breakdown of how mortgage penalties are calculated by different lenders on January 4, 2011.
This remains relevant today and, since this has been my most popular article to date, it’s worth a repost!
WE TOOK THE MYSTERY OUT OF HOW PENALTIES ARE CALCULATED
We decided this needed a more detailed explanation… but a strange thing happened when we started to answer these questions. We made a startling discovery. We caution you – the results could get your blood boiling if you’ve had to pay a penalty!
We found that the banks have shrunk or reduced the spreads between their Posted and Discounted rates on shorter-term mortgages over the past few years… and this has had a huge impact on Interest Rate Differential (IRD) penalty calculations.
QUICK FACTS:

The most popular mortgage product is a 5-year fixed
The most profitable is a 5-year fixed
On average, a mortgage is refinanced or someone moves every 3 years
Mortgage penalties affect more people than you think!

FIRST, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF MORTGAGE PENALTIES
To better explain the above statements, I need to explain why mortgage penalties exist at all…

Continue Reading On canadamortgagenews.ca »

Share

PinIt
Compare insurance quotes through Kanetix.ca - save time and money!