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The New Stress Test- The Real Winners are the Banks

        Big Banks A really well written out and researched article that I came across this morning that sums up the impact the new stress test is going to have on all existing Mortgage Holders in Canada, not just new home buyers. Don’t Fool Yourself, Canadian Banks Are The Real Winners By [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The New Stress Test- The Real Winners are the Banks

The problem with your “portable mortgage”

But they told me my mortgage was Portable One of the questions you should be asking when you obtain your mortgage is  " is my mortgage protable" The answer to this question most often is "yes" More and more however, this answer that you are getting - especially from your bank, is wrong The truth [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The problem with your “portable mortgage”

Two main Reasons Rates Will Not Hit 5%

The article in the link below is worth a read if you are concerned about interest rates. I personally agree with two of three points the author makes. #2....not so much, there definitely is some debate over this one.   In summary Inflation is virtually non-existent in today's marketplace The pain would NOT be catastrophic (As explained [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two main Reasons Rates Will Not Hit 5%

What will doubling of interest rates do to your payment?

In the midst of a few more ‘sky is falling’ headlines it felt appropriate to inject some basic logic into the equation. Before panicking and making rash decisions, it is worth doing the math on what the cost of interest-rate hikes actually are. Does a doubling of the interest-rate double ones mortgage payment? Simply put, [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What will doubling of interest rates do to your payment?

The Recent Bank of Canada Rate Increase- one broker’s thoughts

\ What about this recent Bank of Canada Interest Rate Increase? If your discount from Prime -which is now now 3.20%- is 0.50% or deeper – then the variable rate product remains a really great place to be.   If your discount from Prime is 0.25% or less, then depending on which lender you are [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Recent Bank of Canada Rate Increase- one broker’s thoughts
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