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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,...

If you happen to be going through, or considering a divorce or separation, you might not be aware that there are mortgage products designed to allow you to refinance your property in order to buyout your ex-spouse. For most couples, their property is their largest asset...

Along with employment stability, and downpayment/equity, your credit score and how you manage your credit is a huge factor in qualifying for a mortgage. If you want the best interest rates available on the market, the higher your credit score the better. However, if you've had...