New Year, New Mortgage Rules: Why You’ll Soon Have a Harder Time Qualifying for a Mortgage
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New Year, New Mortgage Rules: Why You’ll Soon Have a Harder Time Qualifying for a Mortgage

In 2018, new Ontario mortgage applicants likely won’t be able to afford the same home, as stricter mortgage rules come into place. And while those with a fixed rate mortgage are not impacted by interest rate increases implemented by the Bank of Canada, their affordability will be affected as well. For example… Continue reading »

Reasons Why a Rate Hike is on the Horizon
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Reasons Why a Rate Hike is on the Horizon

There’s speculation the Bank of Canada may raise its key interest rate at its next scheduled announcement on July 12, due to comments Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz recently made to the media about the conditions needed for higher rates… Continue reading »

Cost of Mortgage is Going Up: CMHC Hikes Mortgage Insurance Premiums
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Cost of Mortgage is Going Up: CMHC Hikes Mortgage Insurance Premiums

If you’re applying for a mortgage with a small down payment, be prepared to pay a little more every month for default insurance. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently announced it will increase the premiums for ‘mortgage default insurance’ (also called mortgage loan insurance) effective March 17, 2017… Continue reading »

The Most Surprising Tip to Burn Your Mortgage Faster
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The Most Surprising Tip to Burn Your Mortgage Faster

High home prices got you down? Many people, particularly millennials, feel like the dream of homeownership is out of reach, especially in Toronto and Vancouver – Canada’s most expensive real estate markets. However, buying a home and being mortgage-free… Continue reading »

Bank of Canada Update: Holding Its Benchmark Interest Rate
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Bank of Canada Update: Holding Its Benchmark Interest Rate

Bank of Canada Rate Update – December 7, 2016 As expected, the Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent. The scheduled announcement today was in line with expectations. “Following a very weak first half of 2016, growth in the third quarter rebounded strongly, but more moderate growth is anticipated … Continue reading »

Is Holding onto Your Old Property When You Buy New a Good Idea?
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Is Holding onto Your Old Property When You Buy New a Good Idea?

Is it worth holding onto your current residence as an investment property when you buy new? We’re taking a look at the benefits and drawbacks and questions you need to ask yourself before making the decision. Continue reading »