What OSFI’s Tightened Rules on Uninsured Mortgages Means for Homebuyers
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What OSFI’s Tightened Rules on Uninsured Mortgages Means for Homebuyers

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is proposing stricter rules on uninsured mortgages that could have an even more profound effect on the housing market. Will house prices decrease? Will there be less competition? 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 »

RBC Second of the Big Banks to Hike Mortgage Rates
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RBC Second of the Big Banks to Hike Mortgage Rates

Just two weeks after TD Canada Trust hiked their prime rate, RBC has announced they’re bumping up their fixed mortgage rates anywhere from 25 to 40 basis points. Read on to find out how much more this may cost you and why fixed rates are rising in the first place. Continue reading »

TD Canada Trust Hikes Prime Mortgage Rate – What’s Next?
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TD Canada Trust Hikes Prime Mortgage Rate – What’s Next?

TD Canada Trust is the first bank to raise its prime rate for variable rate mortgages since new federal mortgage rules were introduced last month. So is this the beginning of a trend? Continue reading »

Bank of Canada Holds Key Rate Following Mortgage Changes, Revises Economic Outlook
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Bank of Canada Holds Key Rate Following Mortgage Changes, Revises Economic Outlook

As expected, the Bank of Canada is holding the overnight lending rate at 0.5 per cent – where it’s been since July 2015. Read on for the Bank’s revised forecast for the Canadian economy. Continue reading »

New Federal Mortgage and Real Estate Rules Announced
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New Federal Mortgage and Real Estate Rules Announced

Applying for a mortgage? Already own a home? The federal Liberals have announced mortgage changes that will have an impact on homebuyers and homeowners. Read on to find out what these are and how they will affect you. Continue reading »

No Change in Overnight Lending Rate: Bank of Canada Announcement
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No Change in Overnight Lending Rate: Bank of Canada Announcement

No surprise this time around: The Bank of Canada is leaving the overnight lending rate at 0.5 per cent – where it has been since July of 2015. Read on to find out how this will impact fixed and variable rate mortgages. Continue reading »

12 Months to Being Debt Free – August
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12 Months to Being Debt Free – August

If you’ve followed along since January, you’re now eight months into your debt free journey! But high interest could be holding you back from erasing all your debt before the curtain closes on 2016. Read on to find out what you can do to lower your interest payments and speed up your repayment timeline. Continue reading »

How Interest Rate Changes Affect Your Variable Rate Mortgage
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How Interest Rate Changes Affect Your Variable Rate Mortgage

Fixed rate mortgages are pretty straightforward, but a variable rate mortgage depends on the Bank of Canada’s overnight lending rate. So what happens if that rate should change? Read on to find out! Continue reading »