12/6/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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If you’re shopping for a mortgage and believe what the bond market is telling us, it implies your odds of success with a fixed rate may have just changed. ... More

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  11/6/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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As Canadian mortgages come up for renewal, many households are starting to experience what TD Economics has dubbed a “completely new phenomenon” – higher ... More

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  10/5/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Homeowners could be facing two interest rate rises in the coming months according to an updated forecast by CIBC. ... More

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  7/11/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 ½ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ¾ per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ... More

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  6/25/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Economists still expect BoC rate rise but the numbers need to stack up. ... More

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  5/28/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Canada’s big banks are locked in a competitive pricing war over variable-rate mortgages, but economic trends point to more interest rate hikes ahead — leaving Canadian ... More

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  4/27/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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Latest data from Statistics Canada showed that mortgage interest costs increased by 2.8% in March, representing the biggest rise since April 2009. ... More

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  9/6/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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The Bank of Canada forged ahead with another interest rate hike in a nod to the country’s surging economy, while signaling its appetite for further tightening may be curbed ... More

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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Canadians have qualified for much larger mortgages over the past two decades due to record-low interest rates, and that has impacted affordability according to the Fraser ... More

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  8/16/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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The latest forecast from CIBC Capital Markets is for Canadian interest rates to increase again in December this year. ... More

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  7/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Canada’s economy accelerated far more than expected in May amid growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, pointing to solid momentum in the second quarter ... More

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  7/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Many of the world's central bankers, including in Canada, had been stubbornly tied to low-for-longer interest-rate regimes following the recession. That time has ended. ... More

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  6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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

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  6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Marti Philp
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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 limit ... More

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  6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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 dollar ... More

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  6/8/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Rates at alternative lenders have increased by as much as 150 basis points since the start of April ... More

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  4/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the ... More

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  3/20/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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With mortgage insurance premiums rising, homebuyers whose down payments are just shy of 20 per cent may be considering whether to tap extra sources of credit in order to avoid the ... More

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  3/17/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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

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  3/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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 in ... More

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  3/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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 2017. ... More

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  3/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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 could ... More

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  2/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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

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  2/10/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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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 are ... More

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  1/18/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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

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  1/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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With the release of the Bank of Canada’s most recent Business Outlook Survey came insights into the central bank’s policy position – and, indeed, the future of ... More

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  12/16/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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 rates. ... More

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  12/12/2016 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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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 raise ... More

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  12/7/2016 | Posted in Mortgage News by Marti Philp
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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. ... More

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