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Bank of Canada Holds Interest Rates Again
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Bank of Canada Holds Interest Rates Again

The Bank of Canada announced that it is keeping its target overnight interest rate at 3%. The bank stated that the 3 major reasons for keeping interest rates steady in July remained in August, namely: the course of the U.S. economy ongoing turbulence in global financial markets sharp increases in commodity prices, the risk identified … Continue reading »

Mortgage Survey Reveals 75% of Canadians Agree With New Lending Rules
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Mortgage Survey Reveals 75% of Canadians Agree With New Lending Rules

ResMor Trust did a survey of 1,000 Canadian across the country 18 years of age or older, to gauge their thoughts on the new mortgage lending rulesannounced by the government a few weeks ago. The main points include:   23% of Canadians do not agree with the recent federal changes to mortgage lending rules Opposition … Continue reading »

Mortgage Lenders Closing Canadian Operations
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Mortgage Lenders Closing Canadian Operations

GE Money Canada, a subsidiary of General Electric, has decided to stop its Canadian alternative mortgage business this week, as part of a corporate strategic shift away from consumer finance, which was reported in the Financial Post. They will no longer accept new applications but will continue to honour their current commitments. This decision was … Continue reading »

Loyalty to Banks Over Canadian Mortgage Brokers Continues
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Loyalty to Banks Over Canadian Mortgage Brokers Continues

August 7th, 2008 – Today, RateSupermarket.ca, (www.RateSupermarket.ca), announced the results of its latest survey which revealed that mortgage shoppers remain loyal to their own banks over other funding options such as Canadian mortgage brokers, trusts and credit unions. The website asked visitors where they obtained their last mortgage from and almost half of respondents said … Continue reading »

Canadian Conservatism Helping to Avoid Mortgage Market Meltdown
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Canadian Conservatism Helping to Avoid Mortgage Market Meltdown

The Financial Times reported last week that the Canadian mortgage market remains ‘Boring but Beautiful’ and “an air of quiet self-congratulation has pervaded the mortgage-finance industry”. I think this is a fantastic way to look at how Canadian’s conservative nature at both a personal and government level has helped us avoid the major mortgage market … Continue reading »

Canadian Housing Market Strong Compared to Foreign Markets
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Canadian Housing Market Strong Compared to Foreign Markets

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has released Q1 2008 stats. The results thus far seem to indicate that the housing market in Canada is definitely starting to slowdown, however, it is performing much better than in many other countries. Canadian House Prices: residential MLS® average price set new records for the first half of … Continue reading »

Canadian Housing Market is Safe according to the Finance Minister
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Canadian Housing Market is Safe according to the Finance Minister

According to a report by Canoe the Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has said their are no housing worries in Canada and the government isn’t worried about a subprime housing bubble as we’re seeing in the US. At an event in Calgary he said:   “There is no bubble in the Canadian housing sector,”   … Continue reading »

Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady at 3%
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Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady at 3%

The Bank of Canada decided to hold the target overnight rate steady at 3%.  They cited: “Three major developments are affecting the Canadian economy: the protracted weakness in the U.S. economy; ongoing turbulence in global financial markets; and sharp increases in many commodity prices.   Other interesting points include: gradual recovery in the U.S. economy … Continue reading »