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Canada Starts to Outperform the U.S.

2016-04-29 | 07:46:47

Crude oil prices are poised for their biggest monthly gain in seven years, hitting a new high for 2016, and as day follows night, the Canadian dollar is up sharply--just shy of 80 cents U.S. Today's February GDP report was not as weak as expected...

Trends in Canadian Mortgage Market

2016-04-27 | 07:43:51

70% of Canadians own homes!The average Canadian credit score is 700! 78% of Barrie homes sell within 30 days! Average house price in Barrie has increased by 15% recently.Home values are expected to go up for the rest of this year and into next...

Dr. Sherry Cooper: Housing still within reach for first-time buyers

2016-04-26 | 10:42:54

Despite headline-grabbing stories about million-dollar houses pushing home ownership out of reach in Canada’s large cities, there’s still plenty of opportunity for first-time buyers in certain segments of the Canadian real estate market,...

The True Cost of Mortgage Penalties

2016-04-21 | 10:26:16

The true cost of mortgage penalties is a common concern and complaint among homeowners so it seems reasonable to review it once again. Due to the sometimes complex calculations the banks use to determine this amount – consumers have been...

Bank of Canada Cautious About the Outlook

2016-04-13 | 09:12:34

To no one's surprise, the Bank of Canada left its target overnight rate unchanged at 1/2 percent. The Bank, however, reduced its forecast for the global economy and for the U.S. economy as well, suggesting that the outlook for Canadian exports is...

Top 10 Things to Consider Before Your Mortgage Matures

2016-04-13 | 08:58:00

1. Have you explored all your options. Once you receive your mortgage renewal statement, there is nothing easier than signing on for another term, heck 70% of everybody that received them from their current lender just signs over thousands of...