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Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

MBRCC’s New Tool for Interprovincial Brokering

MBRCC’s New Tool for Interprovincial Brokering For mortgage brokers without face-to-face business models, the Internet makes it easy to close mortgages in another province. And a lot of brokers are doing just that, but not always legally. That’s partly why the Mortgage Broker Regulator’s Council of Canada (MBRCC) put out this new tool. They call it the Multijurisdictional […]

Trade and Investment to Support Canada’s Economy In 2013: RBC Economics

Real GDP to increase to 1.9 per cent in 2013 TORONTO, June 19, 2013 — Canada’s economy started 2013 growing at a solid clip, as energy production continued to recover and the U.S. economy proved to be more resilient to a recession than was feared, according to the latestEconomic and Financial Market Outlook issued today by RBC […]

Canadian homeowners don’t expect to be mortgage-free until they’re 57: CIBC – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO – The average Canadian homeowner doesn’t think they’ll be mortgage-free until they’re 57 – two years longer than what they expected last year, a survey by CIBC suggests. The survey also found that half of those surveyed said other debt, from credit cards to lines of credit, have increased and impeded their ability to […]

First-time buyers poised to stand tall even as Canadian home purchase intentions fall: RBC Poll

  First-time buyers poised to stand tall even as Canadian home purchase intentions fall: RBC Poll   Cautious mood, less urgency among Canadian homebuyers, but majority still consider homeownership a good investment TORONTO, March 26, 2013 —Four-in-10 Canadians (40 per cent) planning to enter the housing market over the next two years will be first-time […]

YOUNGER CANADIANS PUT BRAKES ON DEBT IN 2012, OLDER KEEP BORROWING

YOUNGER CANADIANS PUT BRAKES ON DEBT IN 2012, OLDER KEEP BORROWING Click here to download PDF report Highlights •  In 2012, Canadian household debt grew at its slowest pace since 2003 and the upward trend in the  household debt-to-income ratio ebbed. Ipsos Reid survey data suggests that there was diverging  borrowing behaviour across age groups […]

Itemizing Up-Front Closing Costs

When you buy a new home, lenders like to see proof that you can cover the closing costs. To satisfy this condition you typically have to demonstrate your ability to pay an additional 1.5% of the purchase price at closing, on top of your down payment. But not everyone knows what closing costs entail. TD recently […]


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