3/13/2024 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The Canadian mortgage space is already seeing some rates on offer decline heading into the spring market, despite no clear indication yet from the Bank of Canada that interest ... More

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  1/25/2024 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canada’s youngest demographic of homeowners is the only group to have reduced their mortgage debt since rates started rising in 2022. ... More

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  12/27/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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As we look back at the year that was, we can say 2023 was a year that tested the resilience of Canadian mortgage holders. And as we look forward, there’s optimism that 2024 ... More

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  12/13/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canada’s banking regulator confirmed it will leave the mortgage stress test for uninsured mortgages unchanged. ... More

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  12/11/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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In its third-quarter earnings call, Scotiabank said it was undertaking a strategy of “customer deselection at renewal” as part of its efforts to slow its mortgage ... More

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  11/23/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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High interest rates have applied the brakes to Canada’s mortgage market, which saw growth slow to a 22-year low in September. ... More

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  11/21/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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From a crackdown to short-term rentals to new investments to create more housing supply, the federal government made housing a key component of its Fall Economic Statement ... More

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  11/15/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Surging interest rates are weighing down on current homeowners – and further turbulence is on the horizon ... More

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  11/9/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Residential mortgage debt in Canada totalled $2.14 trillion as of August this year, up by 3.4% compared with the same month in 2022 as the value of uninsured mortgages outstanding ... More

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  10/31/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canadian homeowners are facing a significant payment shock on their mortgages unless interest rates decline in the coming years, according to a new Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) ... More

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  10/7/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Upcoming mortgage renewals at high interest rate levels will potentially drive the Canadian economy into a more severe downturn than anticipated. ... More

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  9/14/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canadian mortgage borrowers continued to see their interest costs climb in the second quarter, which have now soared over 80% since the Bank of Canada started raising interest ... More

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  8/6/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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With the Bank of Canada’s interest rate hikes aimed at fighting inflation, the housing market in Canada experienced a slight drop in prices, according to a new report from ... More

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  7/26/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The plan might help safeguard the stability of the financial system - but could also see mortgage costs rise. ... More

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  7/13/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Following the Bank of Canada’s latest interest rate hike, experts say Canadian mortgage owners will feel the impact of higher borrowing costs, either in the form of higher ... More

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  7/6/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Ottawa has published a new set of guidelines to standardize how Canada’s federally regulated lenders offer mortgage relief to consumers struggling under the weight of higher ... More

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  6/27/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canada's record pace of interest rate hikes has led to the repayment period for many variable rate mortgages lengthening to over 30 years, helping to shield households from ... More

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  6/22/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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While the pain of elevated interest rates is already hitting those with variable-rate mortgages, the sticker shock of higher payments might not be felt for a couple years among ... More

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  6/20/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Policymakers can take more concrete steps to alleviate consumer worries, national housing agency head says ... More

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  6/16/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Fixed mortgage rates are once again on the rise, with rates under 5% quickly becoming a distant memory. ... More

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  5/31/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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While a large number of mortgage holders have seen their monthly payment rates jump over the past year due to rising interest rates, the Bank of Canada (BoC) says the impact could ... More

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  4/17/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canadian banks processed more than 670,000 mortgage deferrals or skipped payments in the month since announcing a measure to help consumers weather the economic hit from the ... More

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  4/4/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canada’s biggest banks have received nearly half a million requests from homeowners to hold off mortgage payments as the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic deepens, ... More

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  3/26/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canada beefs up liquidity plan with expanded mortgage guarantee ... More

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  3/5/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Remember the Bank of Canada’s anxiety over worrisome consumer debt loads and housing imbalances? So much for that. ... More

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  2/27/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The proposed change to the federal mortgage guidelines that would reduce the stress test requirement for borrowers could adversely affect the credit risk of Canada’s big ... More

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  2/19/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has announced that it is considering a new benchmark rate to determine the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured ... More

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  2/18/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Ottawa changing stress test rate for insured mortgages starting April 6. ... More

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  1/22/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady but expressed heightened concern about a slowing economy. ... More

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  1/22/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The current lending rules in Canada are geared towards shorter-mortgage terms ... More

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