OSFI’s New Mortgage Rules: Why Homebuyers Should Apply Now
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OSFI’s New Mortgage Rules: Why Homebuyers Should Apply Now

Effective Jan. 2018, all Canadians applying for a new mortgage will be subject to a stricter stress test to assess if they could still make mortgage payments in the event interest rates rise. The new guidelines will reduce how much you can afford… Continue reading »

CMHC Reports $14 Billion Mortgage Insurance Decline
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CMHC Reports $14 Billion Mortgage Insurance Decline

The CMHC is the biggest provider of mortgage insurance in Canada, but recent efforts have focused on reducing their involvement with high-risk mortgages. The Crown Corporation reported $14-billion decline in insured mortgages in their 2014 annual report. Great news for taxpayers – but what does that mean for prospective borrowers? Continue reading »

Your May Money Update
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Your May Money Update

Feel like you have less cash this month? You’re not alone – spending tends to heat up during the warm weather days – Canadians are out of hibernation and we’re ready to shop. Between hitting retailers, the open road and the open houses, it can be easy to go over budget as temperatures rise. Continue reading »