The amortizations gods have been good to Canadians over the past three years. Just 60 months ago, mortgage rates were nearly double what they are now, costing homeowners thousands of dollars in interest every year. In fact, if you were to compare interest costs in 2007 with today’s rates, you’d save over $100,000 in interest over a 25 year amortization … Read More
Thinking of buying while interest rates are still low? Follow these tips to ensure that your finances are ready for a long-term investment.
Housing affordability appears to be improving in Canada, according to RBC’s quarterly numbers released on Wednesday. RBC’s chief economist, Craig Wright, believes that continued low interest rates this year will help keep housing prices and costs reasonable in the near term. RBC’s report also showed that the financial burden of owning a home declined for the second straight quarter in … Read More
As a first-time homebuyer, chances are you’ve never heard of mortgage default insurance. More often than not, it isn’t until you’re sitting across from your lender that you learn about this expensive requirement. You see, in order to qualify for certain types of mortgage products in Canada you are required to be “insured”. While most insurance products are designed to … Read More
Save Smart: How to Manage Money and a Mortgage According to a recent Canadian Payroll Association survey, nearly 60% of Canadians don’t have enough money in the bank to cover even one month’s worth of necessary expenses. Too many homeowners are living on the edge of financial disaster, spending money that they should be saving. If you’re finding it difficult … Read More
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