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Monday, January 30th, 2017

The #1 Rate Indicator Right Now – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Abnormally low inflation is keeping Stephen Poloz awake at night. The Bank of Canada (BoC) admitted as muchon Wednesday. Analysts took the BoC’s headline comment (“downside risks to inflation appear to be greater”) as a sign that rate hikes will be a 2015 story. But, for now, there is one key indicator that trumps Canadian CPI inflation, and […]

Mortgage rate hikes shouldn’t torpedo the housing market – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

LARRY MACDONALD- Special to The Globe and Mail Many housing bears think that the recent increase in mortgage rates is the beginning of the end for the Canadian housing market. I’m not convinced; here are some reasons why. Fixed-mortgage rates have gone up because they are tied to bond yields, which have been rising lately. That’s […]

Let’s tie student debt to student risk – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Let’s tie student debt to student risk GRANT BISHOP Special to The Globe and Mail – Published Tuesday, Mar. 05 2013, 5:00 AM EST Law tuition at the University of Toronto is slated to escalate by 8 per cent next year to roughly $29,613, having already risen from $3,808 since 1998, when tuition was deregulated in Ontario. […]

The perils of home buying without a rainy-day fund

Few people would walk even a 10-foot-high tightrope without a net. Even with a reward, the fall wouldn’t be worth it if something went wrong. Yet people who buy homes without access to emergency funds are walking a figurative tightrope every day. When you get a mortgage with no savings, the unforeseen is your enemy. […]


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