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The Upside of Alternative and/or Unregulated Lenders
A recent report from the Bank of Canada reviewed the impact of the government's policy changes on the mortgage market. It found that overall market activity had slowed -- something we knew would...
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The BoC and Me
On May 14th the Bank of Canada’s benchmark (BoC) rate, commonly referred to as the “benchmark qualifying rate", increased from 5.14% to 5.34%. This increase was, in large part, brought on by the big 6...
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Renewals, Refinances, and the Stress Test
New Year, New Mortgage Rules The start of 2018 kicked off with the new mortgage stress test becoming effective on January 1st. The media has covered the reduction in buying power but virtually...
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Mortgage Rule Changes Are Coming - What It Means For You
By now, the upcoming new mortgage regulations set out by OSFI (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) are top of mind having received plenty of press coverage. What are the New...
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