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Looming rate hikes seen dousing Canadian consumers, housing market

6/19/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Looming rate hikes by the Bank of Canada will put financial stress on indebted Canadians and potentially exacerbate a slowdown in the nation's long housing boom, credit ... More


U.S. Fed closing the door on low-rate mortgages in Canada

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ... More


Canada's central bank acts to defuse housing market threat

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Michael Antczak

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Canada's central bank, which had long said interest rates are too blunt a tool to tackle the country's housing market, may have finally decided to act and at least ... More


Bank of Canada says next move likely an interest rate hike

6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The Bank of Canada offered its strongest signal yet that it’s ready to raise interest rates as the economy gathers steam, in surprise comments that sent the Canadian ... More


Forecasting the next rate increase

6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The latest jobs performance could put pressure on the Bank of Canada to increase interest rates, according to one veteran.

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Mortgage rates ticking higher for subprime borrowers

6/8/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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Rates at alternative lenders have increased by as much as 150 basis points since the start of April

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A 10% hike to mortgage payments would sink almost 3 quarters of homeowners, Manulife says

5/25/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak

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Almost three quarters of Canadian homeowners would have difficulty paying their mortgage every month if their payments increased by as little as 10 per cent, a new survey from ... More


Canada home prices not coming down yet thanks to low rates: Reuters poll

5/25/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Efforts to rein in Toronto's hot housing market and recent problems at mortgage lender Home Capital are unlikely to hurt Canada's national real estate market as low ... More


Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1/2 per cent

5/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The Bank of Canada is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent.

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Prepare for multi-point interest rate rise

5/5/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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Mortgage borrowers should be prepared for a rise in interest rates which could mean a 2.5 per cent rise by 2021 says Desjardins.

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Home Capital crisis might precipitate mortgage rates hikes

5/3/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The current troubles of Home Capital Group might lead to higher mortgage rates for less credit-worthy borrowers if concerns about the sector trigger an increase in funding ... More


Mortgage rates continue to defy expectations as Trump runup fizzles

4/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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Here’s the least surprising news you’ll hear all day: Interest rates are not doing what most experts predicted.

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What to expect after the U.S. Fed rate hike

3/17/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The possible impacts of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on March 15 (Wednesday) to raise its key interest rate from 0.75 per cent to 1 per cent should not be ... More


US Federal Reserve hikes key interest rate to twice that of Canada's

3/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signalled that any further hikes this year will be gradual. Higher rates ... More


Impact of U.S. Fed rate hike - Warning

3/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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Locking in a rate before mortgages become more expensive is the best choice at present, as recent developments have pointed at a possible U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike in ... More


Canada's banks are pushing back against taking on more mortgage risk

3/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Canada's financial industry is urging Ottawa to consider alternatives to proposals that could require them to take on a greater share of mortgage defaults — calling ... More


Bank of Canada announces rate

3/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The Bank of Canada is holding its trend-setting interest rate at 0.5 per cent but it's keeping a watchful eye on "significant uncertainties'' that it warns ... More


Mortgage rates to remain low for the first half of 2017

2/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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In the wake of its report on the unsustainability of the Canadian housing market, Fitch Ratings predicted that mortgage rates will remain at record-low levels for the first six ... More


Variable-rate mortgages becoming more important to the market

2/10/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The gap between the number of borrowers going for fixed and variable rates has become larger recently, pointing to the increasingly important role that variable-rate mortgages ... More


Bank of Canada announces rate

1/18/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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The Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent and providing a deeper assessment of the risks associated with the big economic unknowns of a Trump ... More


What the housing market could look like in 2017

1/3/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Canadians coast-to-coast love to talk about the cost of homes, and 2016 was a hot year for the housing market in many cities. Here’s what is likely to happen to the ... More


U.S. Fed rate hike will spill over the border

12/16/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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Any move by the U.S. Federal Reserve will have a noticeable impact on the Canadian financial system - and this is especially true for any fluctuation in the Fed’s ... More


Interest rates are about to rise south of the border and Canadians will feel it

12/12/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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There are few certainties in life, but if the economists and experts who monitor the U.S. central bank are to believed, one of them is that the Federal Reserve is going to ... More


Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1/2 per cent

12/7/2016 | Posted in Mortgage News by Michael Antczak

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The Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent as economic conditions move along largely in line with its expectations.

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What the market wants to hear from Stephen Poloz ahead of Bank of Canada interest rate decision

11/25/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is set to give a speech Monday which could give hints about whether an interest rate cut is coming on Dec. 7.

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Five things that have altered our understanding of the real estate market

11/24/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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A lot can change in six months. Check out the five recent developments that have altered our understanding of the Canadian real estate market.

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Not all rate hikes are created equal

11/19/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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Shopping for a mortgage, these days, is a lot like shooting those tin ducks at the carnival. To get the best mortgage rate deal you need to hedge and shop ... More


Big bank hikes prime rate

11/1/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak

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Broker fears were confirmed Tuesday, with one big bank raising its prime rate less than a month following new mortgage rules.

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Canada's mortgage brokers find ways around new lending rules

10/21/2016 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Canada’s new mortgage rules risk pushing borrowers deep into the shadow lending market, with brokers set to line up secondary loans with private lenders as a means of ... More


BoC welcomes mortgage rules, predicts slowdown in sales

10/20/2016 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The governor of the Bank of Canada spoke of the risk to the economy from the high level of household debts and the rising cost of homes when he announced a hold-steady on ... More


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