Did you know: May and June are the busiest months for real estate activity in Canada? That means buyers are out there in droves – and if you’re one of them, you’re likely feeling the pressure.
This week, we look at the various factors affecting your home ownership chances, from assessing your credit score to predicting a rate hike south of the border. Read on for our featured content.
When Is the US Fed Hike Coming?
The timing of the US Fed hike has been long speculated upon – any movement in central rates there would have deep implications for other nations’ interest rates – especially Canada’s. Are higher interest rates around the corner? Here’s what you need to know.
Read Rubina’s Blog | When Is the US Fed Hike Coming?
Bank Websites: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Pt. 1
Online banking is growing in popularity in Canada – but not all bank websites are created equal. A great site or app combines intuitive design, great user experience, and access to the info you need – is your bank up to the task?
What makes a great online user experience? Tell us and WIN $50!
Read Derek’s Blog | Bank Websites: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
How Healthy Is Your Province’s Housing Market?
The CMHC Q2 housing market update has been released and has a province-by-province breakdown of housing conditions in Canada. How’s the market in YOUR region? Read on to find out.
Read Allan’s Blog | How Healthy Is Your Province’s Housing Market?
Is Your Credit Score Mortgage-Ready?
Is your credit score mortgage ready? Many Canadians don’t know the state of their score before starting the pre-approval and application process – and they could be in for a nasty surprise. Here’s what you need to know about your score – and how you can improve your chances of qualifying for a mortgage.
Read Rubina’s Blog | Is Your Credit Score Mortgage Ready?
Conservatives Consider CPP Expansion
The Conservative government is thinking of offering voluntary CPP expansion as a way to help Canadians save for retirement. Is this the answer to Canada’s savings shortfall? Read on to learn more.
Read Sean’s Blog | Conservatives Consider CPP Expansion
This week, we asked our Twitter followers:
Do you think the lower Loonie is better or worse for the economy?
57% – Worse
43% – Better
Want your chance to win? Fill out this week’s survey to enter for a $50 gift card!