Learn more about Canadian mortgage rates, rules and the latest news – read on!
Canada’s conservative nature means that we have a tendency to abide by the status quo, remaining committed to tradition and the processes that have historically worked in our favour. Fortunately this approach has, in many ways, proven valuable, cushioning us from the damaging effects of variou.... More »
Retired? No mortgage for you: How the stress test is making it tougher to borrow later in life Nov 6th
Many people are shocked to discover that the amount they can borrow decreases drastically when they retire because the stress test looks at your income..... More »
A new study of 15 major urban centres across Canada shows that housing unaffordability continues to be a major concern in nearly half of those markets. A median-income earner wouldn’t qualify for a mortgage large enough to fund their home purchase in seven key markets, including the Greater Va.... More »
That’s the takeaway from a national survey released this week by Rates.ca, which found half of Canadians aren’t aware of the mortgage options available to them. Not only that, but Canadians are lacking in some other basic mortgage trivia, with an astounding 9 out of 10 respondents not kn.... More »
Newton Connectivity Systems this week launched its new broker rate search engine, Discovery. The system, which also serves as a rate distributor for lenders, promises to improve efficiency and the quality of service brokers can provide to their clients, Kevin Dear, VP of Broker Experience at Newton,.... More »
WAS THIS A BIG MISTAKE?
Last week, Stephen Poloz, the Bank of Canada Governor, kept the Prime Rate as is during the 6th of their eight scheduled meetings for 2019. The Current Target rate is 1.75%. (Bank Prime rate is derived from this rate. Today’s Bank Prime rate is 3.95%. Over 99% of time, when the Target Rate is cut, the Banks will reduce the Bank Prime Rate by an equal amount).
This was a very calculated decision that has politics written all over it. While the rest of the world banks have been cutting rates to combat a looming recession due to growing global trade wars and slowing global economies, our Government did nothing. Apparently, the Canadian economy is ‘resilient’. The next Bank of Canada meeting is set for October 30, 2019. Oh, and there’s a Federal election on Oct 21, 2019. Yeah, this has politics written all over it.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MORTGAGE RATES TODAY.
Here’s a quick lesson on how mortgage rates are usually priced…
The second quarter proved a good one for the country’s key broker channel lenders. Mortgage originations were mostly up across the board. One notable exception was Street Capital’s Street Solutions product, which targets the uninsured segment of the mortgage market. It saw a 60% year-over-year decline in originations. Given the pending takeover of Street Capital […]