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Mortgage News – Condo buyers feel the pinch

Condo buyers feel the pinch Tightened lending guidelines are particularly affecting one type of homebuyer in major cities, according to one broker. “In my marketplace … we are surrounded by so many condos, and a lot of our clients trying to purchase with bad credit are having a tough time,” said Phil Edwards, “They put [...]

By |2017-01-04T01:02:17+00:00February 20th, 2014|Newsletters|0 Comments

Flaherty charges CMHC new risk fee on mortgages

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is taking another step to curb taxpayers’ exposure to the housing market, by charging Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. a new risk fee. As of Jan. 1, the Crown corporation will have to pay the government a fee equivalent to 3.25 per cent of the mortgage insurance premiums it writes and [...]

By |2017-01-04T01:02:18+00:00December 5th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

Thirty-year Mortgages

Canada’s banking regulator is still monitoring 30-year mortgages, the head of Canada’s financial regulator told a conference of mortgage brokers in Toronto on Monday. In recent years there has been a shift in the marketplace, with lenders offering more 30-year amortizations, and that’s something that the regulator is studying, Julie Dickson, the head of the [...]

By |2017-01-04T01:02:18+00:00November 26th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

CMHC Mortgage default Insurance

No one wants to inflate a housing bubble by encouraging folks who can’t afford the debt to buy. But many creditworthy first-time homebuyers are paying much more than they should have to for a significant portion of their housing purchase. When it comes to mortgage default insurance, Canadians get little choice and sky high prices, [...]

By |2017-01-04T01:02:18+00:00November 25th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

Home sales dip in October as market cools

OTTAWA - Canadian home resales dipped last month for the first time since February in what many see as a signal that a so-called correction in the housing market remains in place. The Canadian Real Estate Association reported Friday that the number of transactions fell 3.2 per cent in October from September on a seasonally [...]

By |2017-01-04T01:02:19+00:00November 25th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

Pay off your mortgage early

Let the financial dust settle and relax, then think about what options you have to improve and shrink your long-term debt from the mortgage Everyone wants us to be in debt. Shops want you to take on debt so you will buy more stuff, banks want you in debt for the interest they receive from [...]

By |2017-01-04T01:02:19+00:00November 24th, 2013|Mortgage Tips|0 Comments

Home Purchase with Renovation

Many lenders receive calls and emails from Mortgage Brokers about the  purchase plus improvements program this year as Alberta is leading the country on a national basis for the amount of money spent on home renovations. Definition Purchase Plus Improvements : When a client is purchasing a home and wants to add cosmetic changes through a renovation [...]

By |2017-01-04T01:02:37+00:00September 2nd, 2011|Mortgage Products|12 Comments