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 »

No Surprise: Bank Leaves Interest Rate Untouched
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No Surprise: Bank Leaves Interest Rate Untouched

As universally expected, the Bank of Canada is maintaining its target overnight rate at 0.5 per cent. It’s been at this level since mid-2015, so in other words, this is the 15th consecutive meeting where rates have remained unchanged. In its accompanying statement, the Bank says there are still several key reasons for keeping rates at near historic lows… 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 »

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 »

A Look-Ahead to Canadian Housing Trends for 2017
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A Look-Ahead to Canadian Housing Trends for 2017

It’s less than three months until we begin a brand new year. So what will Canada’s housing markets look like in 2017? We go over the biggest factors at play as well as what we can expect in the home design department. Continue reading »