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Friday, October 28th, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nova Scotia’s Proposed Broker Rules

Nova Scotia has new mortgage broker regulations in the works and they look like a win for the province’s homeowners. In a nutshell, they provide NS borrowers with better disclosure and more assurance that the broker they are dealing with is competent and acting in their best interests. A few of the proposals may need […]

Canada’s Top 50 Rental Markets

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s latest survey of Canada’s rental markets yields some surprising finds and some long-term winners. And, as Peter Mithamdiscovers, rental housing is a hot topic across Canada as house prices rise above what many people can afford, prompting first-time homebuyers to defer a purchase. Add in economic uncertainties, and both tenants and […]

Bank report reveals hottest investor markets

A new report on varying provincial fortunes hints at where to make that next real estate investment. Psst, there’s oil there. “Strength in the energy sector has rekindled in-migration and helped firm up the labour market,” writes economist Robert Kavcic, touching on Alberta in the new edition of the BMO Blue Book “With the recent […]


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