The first round of changes to Canada’s mortgage rules were more bark than bite, according to a letter sent to the nation’s banks on Wednesday from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Earlier this year, mortgage experts speculated that new mortgage rules could have a dampening effect on hot real estate markets, as more and more mortgage applications … Read More
A hot housing market is pushing borrowers farther and farther away from mainstream financing and it’s causing quite the stir in the Canadian subprime mortgage industry. The source of the excitement? A growing pile of mortgage debt that’s coming from outside of Canada’s big six banks.
Interest rates are low, and from the looks of things, should remain stable well into 2012. If you’re currently paying out the nose because you’re locked into a fixed-rate mortgage, now could be a good time to break your mortgage and refinance your rate. Unfortunately, trying to break a mortgage before your term is up can be a nightmare experience. … Read More
Housing affordability continues to remain stable across Canada, creating the perfect environment for savvy home hunters. With more houses available on the market, buyers are becoming much more competitive, rushing to complete their purchase agreements. Situations like this often lead to costly buyer errors, as anxious home hunters make hasty, uninformed choices. These mistakes are sometimes impossible to reverse, so … Read More
If you’re ready to purchase your first rental property or still on the fence asking yourself if you’re making the best decision, I am here to assure you that the choice to buy your first rental property is rarely a simple one but once you have done so, you’ll never turn back. You’re probably asking yourself why should you listen … Read More