Could you use a little extra cash? In today’s tough economy, who couldn’t? This week on Money Wise, we’re exploring an increasingly popular method of borrowing – a home equity line of credit. The problem – many Canadians don’t know what they are, and with household debt levels at record highs, HELOCs can add even more fuel to the fire.
Should you take out a HELOC on your home to fund your retirement plan? For some, it’s a good option – but understand the interest and pay back realities.
CAAMP’s semi-annual report has arrived, and it’s full of latest stats and issues surrounding the current state of Canadian mortgages. A big point of interest lately are the draft guideline changes proposed by the OSFI. Federally-Regulated Financial Institutions have reviewed the recommendations, and the verdict is in on renewals, HELOCs and AVMS. Read on to find out what will change and what will stay the same – and how it’ll affect you.