7/14/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada has announced in its July statement that it will hold its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25%, staying the course on its ... More

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  7/9/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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A growing number of Canadians, particularly renters, are planning to buy a home in the next 12 months amid the national economy’s steady recovery, according to a new ... More

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  6/20/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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With fiscal spending booming and households flush with cash, investors are betting that the Bank of Canada’s next tightening cycle, expected to begin in 2022, will result in ... More

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  6/10/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada is cautiously optimistic about the country's economic recovery as vaccines continue to roll out and spending rebounds. ... More

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  6/9/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, continues quantitative easing ... More

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  5/21/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada says its concerns are mounting that households are piling on too much debt and posing what the central bank says is a key vulnerability to the economy. ... More

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  5/19/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada may have to adjust its view of its long-term neutral policy rate once a torrent of pent-up household savings is unleashed once pandemic restrictions are eased ... More

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  5/12/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canadians are so alarmed by the red-hot housing market that many say they’d like to see the central bank raise the cost of borrowing to dampen demand for real estate and ... More

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  4/22/2021 | Posted in Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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Bank of Canada announced that it will hold its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25%, and that it will be adjusting its weekly net purchases of ... More

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  4/21/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada announced that it will pare back asset purchases by one-quarter and indicated that it’s moving up its expected timeline for interest-rate hikes, citing a ... More

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  4/14/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The central bank’s latest quarterly survey found that executives have become more optimistic when it comes to their sales and investment projections in the coming year, ... More

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  3/31/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada is seeing “worrying” signs that some Canadians are taking on too much debt to buy into the nation’s hot housing market. ... More

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  3/30/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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BMO Economics isn’t ruling out the possibility of a policy response to cool rapidly overheating Canadian real estate markets. ... More

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  3/11/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada delivered welcome news for variable-rate mortgage holders today when it stood by its expectation of no rate hikes until early 2023. ... More

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  3/10/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada left interest rates and its asset purchase program unchanged, in a decision that may dampen speculation of an imminent paring back of its stimulus campaign. ... More

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  2/24/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Canada's top central banker said Tuesday that the economy would continue to need monetary stimulus, likely until 2023, even though there are already signs it could be ... More

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  1/20/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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In its latest policy announcement today, the Bank of Canada held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25%, with the bank rate at 0.5% percent and ... More

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  1/13/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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Money markets see an increased chance of the Bank of Canada cutting interest rates closer to zero, as tightening economic restrictions to contain a second wave of COVID-19 cases ... More

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  1/7/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada will likely leave the overnight lending rate unchanged for the whole of 2021, according to a recent forecast. ... More

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  12/9/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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In today’s policy announcement, the Bank of Canada stood by its pledge to hold its key overnight interest rate at 0.25%. ... More

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  11/25/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Almost all households with expired debt referrals have resumed payments ... More

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  11/24/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Mortgage interest costs continued to trend downward in October, according to recent figures from Statistics Canada. ... More

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  10/28/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada held the rate steady at 0.25 per cent and said the country’s economy won’t fully absorb slack in the economy before 2023, suggesting it will ... More

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  10/13/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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However, the central bank's policies might leave the Canadian financial system more vulnerable in the long run. ... More

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  9/9/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada reiterated its pledge to keep interest rates at historic lows for years to come, but dialed back its willingness to take even more aggressive action and said it ... More

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  7/15/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. ... More

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  6/23/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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Low interest rates will be the norm for the foreseeable future, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said earlier this week. ... More

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  6/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.25 per cent on Wednesday and said it thinks the economic impact of COVID-19 on the world's economy ... More

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  4/30/2020 | Posted in Anouncements by Michael Antczak
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Tiff Macklem, a former second-in-command at the Bank of Canada, is returning to the central bank to take over the top job at a moment that he says cries out for bold, ... More

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  4/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada on Wednesday said the coronavirus outbreak was set to trigger the biggest ever near-term Canadian downturn but suspended its regular economic forecasts, citing ... More

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