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The last 60 days have been a roller coaster ride for fixed mortgage rates. We have seen anywhere from a 60 – 80 basis point jump (0.6 – 0.8%) on the most popular 5 year fixed mortgage products offered today. Here is how you are affected as a home buyer or seller in today’s changing market. Continue reading
The low interest rate party that Canadians have been enjoying is coming to an end, say some economists and Canada mortgage brokers. It’s not all bad news – rates are expected to stay below 5% for the rest of the year and we’ve enjoyed a long run of 5 years at low interest rates. No one knows how high the rates will go after such a long break, but the cost of money can’t stay low forever, can it? Continue reading
On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Finance Minister Jim Flaherty asked Manulife withdraw its planned lowering of mortgage rates to 2.89%. The bank canceled the change and now the Minister is coming under fire from the opposition for interference. Continue reading
There are conflicting views about the future of the Canadian housing marking in the spring of 2013. Whether it slows down or takes off, what does that mean for home buyers and sellers here and now? Continue reading
On Monday, the Bank of Montreal lowered its mortgage rates in Canada for 2013 from 3.09% to just 2.99%, effective immediately. This make Finance Minister Jim Flaherty nervous, and for good reason. Continue reading
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty recently tightened the mortgage rules making it so that the amortization period is 25 years rather than 30 years, and many experts think that this has had a direct effect on housing sales and that Canada’s … Continue reading