Spotlight On Mortgages: November 1, 2013
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Spotlight On Mortgages: November 1, 2013

Mortgages Spotlight: Speculation abounds that the Bank of Canada would have cut its interest rate in last week’s announcement rather than just their rate bias, if it hadn’t been for household debt fears. Fears also arise that prolonged low rates will prompt Finance Minister Flaherty to impose new mortgage rules, but he says he won’t interfere in the market – for now. Continue reading »

New Canada Mortgage Rules Go Into Effect Today
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New Canada Mortgage Rules Go Into Effect Today

The days of 30-year high ratio mortgages are over as the mortgage rule changes announced June 21st by the Department of Finance go live today. While the changes have been put in place to cool an overly aggressive housing market and curtail Canadians’ debt to income ratio levels, it’s the short term implications that have everyone from first time home buyers to brokers wondering – what’s it going to cost? Continue reading »