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Housing starts miss expectations as condo construction cools

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts was down in October, compared with September, as the rate of new multiple-unit homes starting construction, including condominiums, slowed. The agency estimates the standalone monthly seasonally adjusted annual rate was 183,604 units in October, down from 197,355 the previous month. Economists had […]

Mortgage Broker Practices Score Well on Regulator Suitability Report

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ – A report from the Mortgage Broker Regulators’ Council of Canada (MBRCC) should help bolster the confidence borrowers have in the services being provided by mortgage brokers in Canada. The report indicates that most mortgage brokers work to direct their residential clients toward suitable mortgages. However, the report also notes that […]

Canadians expect to be mortgage-free later than previously thought

A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago. But the survey, conducted for CIBC by Angus Reid, found some big discrepancies across the country. For example, homeowners in British Columbia thought they wouldn’t be able to pay off […]

Canadian housing to start showing signs of easing over next two years, says CMHC

OTTAWA — Canada’s housing market may start showing some signs of easing over the next two years as new construction begins to slow and sale prices climb down slightly, according to the latest forecast by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. The national housing agency is forecasting housing starts in Canada to range between 179,600 […]

Becoming Mortgage Free Faster

August 6, 2014 by  
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Regardless of how long you’ve had your mortgage or how large or small the current balance is, there are a variety of ways to make prepayments work for you to pay down your mortgage faster and, therefore, pay less interest throughout the life of your mortgage. After all, each extra payment amount will reduce your […]

Not so fast kids, you may not get the family cottage – ask a Vancouver mortgage broker

Children hoping to inherit the family cottage may be in for a surprise, says a British Columbia financial institution. BlueShore Financial surveyed 498 of its clients between July 7 and 14 and found among those who own cottages 61% don’t plan on passing the property on to their children. Chris Catliff, the president and chief […]

Canadians expect to be mortgage-free later than previously thought

A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago. But the survey, conducted for CIBC by Angus Reid, found some big discrepancies across the country. For example, homeowners in British Columbia thought they wouldn’t be able to pay off […]

Freedom 58? How Canadians are shaving thousands off the cost of their mortgage

TORONTO — A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago. How this man plans to be mortgage free by age 31 This 29-year-old pension analyst is $130,000 away from paying off his $425,000 home in Toronto, without money […]

Canada building permits spike 13.8% in May – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says municipalities issued building permits worth $6.9 billion in May, up 13.8% from April. The agency says the increase in May resulted primarily from higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as multi-family dwellings in British Columbia. It says the total value of permits has been […]

A Threat to Private Financing – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

A Threat to Private Financing Wayne Strandlund, Special to CMT Borrower choice and the success of mortgage brokers is tied to the availability of a wide variety of mortgage funds. Apart from conventional insured and uninsured mortgages, there are Alt-A and B, 1st and 2nd mortgages available through the private mortgage market. For years, Mortgage […]

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