Friday Mortgage Round Up: August 17th, 2012
Mortgage News / Mortgages

Friday Mortgage Round Up: August 17th, 2012

The CMHC had added their predictions to the cooling housing market pile – and they’re fortunately less extreme than past calls of a 10 per cent drop. While they’re forecasting a slowdown in pricing, new construction and existing home sale figures, Canada’s housing market is still sitting pretty compared to the U.S., where 4 million homeowners are now underwater on their mortgages. Continue reading »

What Is Libor – and How Can It Affect Me?
Economic News / Growing Your Money / Savings

What Is Libor – and How Can It Affect Me?

Recent finance headlines are full of news on the Barclays Libor scandal. For those not familiar with the global interbank lending interest rate, the news puts into question the validity of trillions of dollars in loans granted between 2006 and 2008. Will Canadian finances be affected? If their bank used this benchmark rate to trade with international financial institutions during this time period, they very well could be. Continue reading »