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Monday, February 13th, 2017

HOW A DLC MORTGAGE BROKER CAN REALLY HELP YOU!

HOW A DLC MORTGAGE BROKER CAN REALLY HELP YOU! How a DLC Mortgage Broker Can REALLY Help You!While it’s certainly easy to be intimidated by the prices that you might see as you browse MLS into the wee hours of the night, mortgage interest rates are still at a historical low. If you’re looking at […]

Canadians’ debt payoffs rise as mortgage principal payments targeted

Contrary to all the hype about consumer debt levels, Canadians are actually paying off their debts at a faster rate than the Bank of Canada estimates, says Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce economist Benjamin Tal. Indeed, he says consumers are being quite responsible in the face of extremely tempting low interest rates. True, they are […]

We’re paying off mortgages faster than thought

TORONTO – A new report suggests that Canadian homeowners are paying down their mortgages faster than they’re being given credit for. CIBC deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal says homeowners are taking advantage of record-low interest rates to accelerate their mortgage payments, and shorten their amortization periods. The CIBC World Markets study says that homeowners are […]

Applying for a fixed-rate mortgage? Why you need to do your homework

Imagine you’ve applied for a five-year fixed-rate mortgage. Then, before you close, the lender drops its best five-year fixed interest rate. You’d expect that new lower rate, right? Most people in this position would. But with some lenders, that’s not the way it works. If you’re going mortgage shopping, take a minute to understand your […]

Mortgages & Investment Strategy – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

STEVE HUEBL For most home buyers, a mortgage is the only path to ownership. But a recent survey reveals that mortgages are also being used as a preferred investment strategy for wealthy Canadians. The survey commissioned by Investors Group found that 67% of high-net-worth Canadians — those with investable assets of $500,000 or more — who have […]

Mortgage rules may be tighter for the self-employed, but options remain – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

If you are self-employed, live in a rural area or don’t have the best credit, you may find it increasingly difficult to get a mortgage. Yet while tighter lending rules are making it harder for some people get approved by a bank, going to a second or third-tier lender isn’t something everyone is comfortable with. […]

Be careful before you break that mortgage – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Low mortgage rates tempt, but penalties for breaking can be high You want some of these record low rates on the market but you’re locked into a mortgage. Just break it, right? Not so fast, there’s a key question you need to ask before you commit to break a mortgage: how much will it cost […]

Fixed mortgages now trump variable, report says. Not everyone agrees – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Fixed-rate mortgages have gained an edge over variable-rate mortgages given the improving economy and attractive offers on longer-term deals, says a new report from economists at one of Canada’s big banks. “Fixed now modestly trumps variable,” according to a BMO Nesbitt Burns study published Thursday. While many mortgage brokers agree with that assessment, others caution […]

BoC Decision: Pleasantville for Variable Mortgagors – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Today’s Bank of Canada (BoC) interest rate decision was reassuring for variable-rate borrowers. The Bank announced that Canada’s key lending rate will remain just 75 basis points above its all-time low. The Bank suggested its next move is just as likely to be a rate cut as a rate hike. It said the risk of falling inflation “has grown in importance” […]

Talk of rising interest rates no reason for homeowners to panic – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

ROMINA MAURINO-  The Canadian Press Talk of rising interest rates tend to make homeowners jittery and, if you have a big mortgage, you may be feeling extra nervous. But while Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz may have made some people uneasy when he spoke in a televised interview last week about the likelihood of rising […]

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