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Results of OSFI now overseeing CMHC

One of the results of OSFI now overseeing CMHC will be that more borrowers will require an Alternative Lender as Banks tighten up. The banks will have to sweeten the terms of the “covered” bonds they sell in the market. In the past these bonds, backed by a portfolio...

Finance Minster feels pressure to raise interest rates

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says Canada will face global pressure to raise interest rates in 2014, as the United States begins to step back from its policy of extraordinary economic stimulus through intervention in bond markets.The Fed’s reduction of quantitative...

First Class Opportunities for New Home Buyers

You live in a house, but is it your home? Being a renter is a position that we all find ourselves in at one stage of life, or another. Consider it a means to an end. Eventually the time comes when you are in position to invest your hard earned cash into your future....

5 Year Canadian Bond Rate Down 28%

Since January 21st the 5 Year Canadian Bond Rate is down just over 28%, falling from 1.066 on Jan 21st to close today at .760 This should continue to put downward pressure on the 5 year fixed mortgage rates which are priced off of the bond rate. Currently the best...

How a professional mortgage broker can help

You have plenty of mortgage questions, how does a professional mortgage broker help? The biggest challenge with first time home-buyers is that they have a multitude of questions and at the start a lot of those questions have to do with mortgage financing. As an...