Did you know – there are 5.71 million mortgages in Canada, and $3 trillion in home equity nation-wide? Read on for our 2015 Canadian mortgage stats infographic.
Millennial homeowners are at greatest risk should the housing market go south, finds a recent report. Are you overly leveraged? Read on for the full story.
There are many mortgage features to choose from when buying a home. From term length to prepayment privileges, find out what’s right for you.
Your mortgage term is coming to an end which means your mortgage is up for renewal and it’s time to re-negotiate your rate (groan). Trust us when we say, look at this time as an opportunity. Here’s our steps to prepare you for your mortgage renewal, so that you’ll get through it like a pro (and hopefully with some savings in hand!).
OSFI has released their final draft guidelines on mortgage underwriting principles. Expected to be in full compliance by the end of the 2012/13 fiscal year, the guidelines are targeting the borrowing capacity of mortgage seekers, establishing sound appraisal processes as well as effective credit and risk management measures.
Great news for homeowners! OSFI has revised proposed changes made in March to mortgage renewal and HELOC guidelines. The changes, which would have subjected home owners to a new credit risk check upon renewal, as well as imposed an amortization rate on home equity line of credit, were revised in light of criticism that they would cause more harm than good to the Canadian housing market.
That’s right, we’re telling you not to sign your bank’s renewal letter, even though it’s so easy to do! Here are 5 reasons why you should force yourself to set fire to your mortgage renewal letter, or at the very least recycle it.