New Year, New Mortgage Rules: Why You’ll Soon Have a Harder Time Qualifying for a Mortgage
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New Year, New Mortgage Rules: Why You’ll Soon Have a Harder Time Qualifying for a Mortgage

In 2018, new Ontario mortgage applicants likely won’t be able to afford the same home, as stricter mortgage rules come into place. And while those with a fixed rate mortgage are not impacted by interest rate increases implemented by the Bank of Canada, their affordability will be affected as well. For example… Continue reading »

CMHC’s 2011 Annual Report
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CMHC’s 2011 Annual Report

CMHC Released their annual report last week, Tuesday May 8th. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation continues to be an integral player in contributing to the stability of the Canadian marketplace. In 2011, spending on housing accounted for a whopping 20 per cent of Canada’s GDP last year and CMHC provided $2 billion in support of housing programs. Here’s a summary of the report. Continue reading »

Friday Mortgage Round Up – March 2nd, 2012
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Friday Mortgage Round Up – March 2nd, 2012

As if BMO’s 2.99% 5 year fixed rate that rocked the mortgage world wasn’t enough, they have now issued a public warning to brokers along the lines of “ready or not, here we come”. They’re looking to grow fins and be a shark in the market by building up their mortgage sales force and capturing market share. Plus, find out what really happens behind the mortgage scenes. Continue reading »