Mortgages in Canada can be a murky subject – one that we hope to shed some light on with a series of highly informational articles.
Home prices, sales and new starts are all rebounding, according to the latest June data. But some, including the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), say risks remain. This week, a slew of housing data was released from local real estate boards and the CMHC showing overall improvements in.... More »
Bank of Canada rate cut increasingly likely amid coronavirus fears, economists say - Global News Mar 2nd
Bank of Canada rate cut increasingly likely amid coronavirus fears, economists say Global NewsCoronavirus rate cut could open Poloz's finale at Bank of Canada BNNBloomberg.caBoC Increasingly Likely to Deliver a Surprise Rate Cut This Week - Mortgage Rates & Mortgage Broker .... More »
COVID-19 has dramatically changed the course of many industries and threatened the physical, mental and financial wellness of millions of Canadians. In the housing sector, real estate sales volumes have dropped significantly and rapid increases in unemployment have added uncertainty to many transact.... More »
As fear grows over the deadly Wuhan coronavirus that has killed more than 100 people, it is now becoming the world’s—and Canada’s—latest economic headwind. That fear spread to financial markets on Monday, with the TSX falling 142 points and New York’s Dow Jones ending the.... More »
It’s official, Canada’s prime rate will fall to 2.45% following the Bank of Canada’s emergency rate cut on Friday. RBC once again led the way by confirming it would match the BoC’s 50-bps rate cut by dropping its prime rate to 2.45%. Scotiabank, TD, BMO and CIBC then followed in quick succes.... More »
After you file a consumer proposal, the last thing on your mind might be a new mortgage, but you may be a lot closer than you think. Maybe you wish to buy a home, or you own a home and are interested in refinancing your mortgage. Let’s first talk about purchasing a home. When Can […]
Have you received a different credit score from a credit monitoring website than you did when applying for a car loan or mortgage? This isn’t just surprising for you: it’s a likely result. Canadians can use several free credit report sites to monitor their credit; they can also pay for credit monitoring and access to their scores. These scores aren’t the same as the ones used by banks, mortgage lenders, and credit card companies.
What are the different credit monitoring companies providing scores to Canadians?
There are several free credit monitoring services offering their own credit scores to help consumers monitor their credit use, including Credit Karma, Mogo, and Borrowell. These services can be useful to determine if your credit information is accurate. Lenders don’t use these scores to determine your credit-worthiness, so they are meaningless when it’s time to apply for a credit card or mortgage.
Most credit decisions in Canada are made based on the FICO score, which is created by the Fair Isaac Corporation, a U…