News

If you're relatively new to the world of mortgage financing, the term "second mortgage" might cause a bit of confusion; especially if you're a first-time homebuyer buying your first home. You might assume that when your first term is up or if you sell your...

If you're looking to buy a new property, refinance, or renew an existing mortgage, chances are, you're considering either a fixed or variable rate mortgage. Figuring out which one is the best is entirely up to you! So here's some information to help you along...

Chances are if you’ve been paying attention to the news as the Canadian economy continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve heard that interest rates are at an all-time low. And it would appear that they will remain low for a while. In fact,...

Bank of Canada maintains commitment to current level of policy rate, continues program of quantitative easing. The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is...

If you need to borrow money to finance any property, working with an independent mortgage professional will save you money, time, and provide you with better options than your bank. And if that is the only sentence you read in this entire article, you already know all...

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on retirement investments, particularly for those who rely on dividends as part of their income. Over the past decade, many older Canadians have taken a riskier approach with retirement investments because of low bond yields and interest rates caused by the...

If COVID-19 has negatively impacted your finances and you're currently deferring your mortgage payments, you should know that this will be visible on your credit report. Here is an image from a recent credit report. In this scenario, it shows that the mortgage was paid as...

Bank of Canada will maintain current level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, continues program of quantitative easing. The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½...

It's safe to say that things have (mostly) calmed down in the mortgage world since the beginning of COVID-19. The rush of mortgage deferral applications appears to be behind us. So if you're looking for a new mortgage, right now is an excellent time to...

Although the volume of news over the last month has been pretty tame in comparison to when COVID-19 initially hit, there has still been a lot going on. If you find yourself wondering about the current state of affairs as it relates to real estate,...