Canadian Mortgage-Rate Forecast for 2021

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By: David Larock We begin 2021 with our glasses half full – and that’s not just because our New Year’s celebrations were cancelled. On the one hand, recently approved vaccines give us hope that we will beat the pandemic back and return to normal activities sometime this year. But on the other hand, spiking infection rates have necessitated the reintroduction … Read More

Windsor’s average property price has increased by more than $80,000 since last November

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The average price people are willing to pay for real estate in Windsor-Essex continues to skyrocket even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. In general, the average property price in the region has increased by nearly 25 per cent over the last year. “It has escalated lately,” Damon Winney, president of the Windsor-Essex County Realtor’s Association said. According to a  monthly report … Read More

A closer look at Canada’s off-the charts home sales activity in September

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By: Clayton Jarvis Last week, CREA released its housing data for September 2020, with the headline number being a nationwide year-over-year increase in sales of 45.6 percent. It’s a colossal figure, but one that makes little room for nuance. As many Mortgage Broker News readers are aware, there is no “Canadian housing market”, just a collection of distinct housing markets that happen … Read More

Franco Greco on what it takes to handle times of crisis

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By: Ephraim Vecina Franco Greco, senior vice president of loan origination and business development at NewDay, pointed to the robust fundamentals that comes from eight years of industry experience as what helped him manage his company across the challenges of 2020 – which includes the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Steering one of North America’s leading mortgage lenders focused … Read More