Today’s central bank announcement

General Robyn McLean 25 Jan

More information on today’s Bank of Canada increase for Canadians…and the glimmer of hope that we may have reached the peak. From our friends at First National. Bank of Canada increases its benchmark interest rate to 4.50% Jan 25, 2023 Today, the Bank of Canada increased its overnight benchmark interest rate 25 basis point to […]

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Inflation report offers hope of interest rate relief

General Robyn McLean 22 Nov

Could there be some positive signs as we move toward the end of 2022…details from the experts at First National. Nov 22, 2022 First National Financial LP The latest Statistics Canada inflation numbers have given some market watchers hope that the Bank of Canada will slow or, perhaps, even pause interest rate increases. The Consumer […]

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Bank of Canada Will Not Be Happy With This Inflation Report

General Robyn McLean 19 Oct

The latest facts and insight from Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist at Dominion Lending Centres. Bank of Canada Will Not Be Happy With This Inflation Report Canada’s headline inflation rate ticked down slightly last month to 6.9%, but measures of core inflation remain stubbornly high, and food prices hit a 41-year high. Lower gasoline prices […]

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Protecting Yourself from Rental Scams

General Robyn McLean 17 Oct

Some great information from our friends at CMI, Canadian Mortgages Inc.  Protecting Yourself from Rental Scams The volume of online fraud incidents in Canada is rising quickly. In 2021, there were 67,970 reported victims who lost over $381 million dollars, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. As of July 2022 that amount was already sitting […]

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The House of Rising Rates

General Robyn McLean 20 Sep

Some great insight from our friends at REW and an excellent video commentary by REW’s Simon Bray House of the rising rates. What inflation and rising interest rates mean for your mortgage. By REW Editor Sep 14, 2022 You could define the last decade by a lot of things. The exact same superhero movie being released […]

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WHAT EXACTLY IS THE MORTGAGE STRESS TEST?

General Robyn McLean 15 Sep

An excellent explanation of the Stress Test and why it’s important from our friends at Bridgewater Bank. Look no further than the recent interest rate hikes to understand why the mortgage stress test is so important. It protects the clients and the lenders if interest rates rise, and it’s in everyone’s best interest for the […]

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Canadian Home Prices Fall Sharply in June

General Robyn McLean 15 Jul

Valuble insight into the recent changes affecting today’s real estate market fron Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist with Dominion Lending Centres.  House Price Decline Accelerated in June Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show that the slowdown that began in March in response to higher interest rates has broadened. Home sales recorded […]

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Strategies to Sell in Today’s Market

General Robyn McLean 14 Jun

What to expect from a more balanced real estate market, from our friends at REW. What are Balanced and Buyers’ Markets?  A balanced market occurs when supply and demand are close to even. This is usually signaled by the sales-to-new-listings ratio (SNLR) which will land around 40-60%. In May, the SNLR in Toronto and the GTA […]

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Bank of Canada increases its benchmark interest rate to 1.50%

General Robyn McLean 1 Jun

Some valuable insight on today’s Bank of Canada rate hike from our friends at Fist National. Bank of Canada increases its benchmark interest rate to 1.50% Today, the Bank of Canada showed once again that it is seriously concerned about inflation by raising its overnight benchmark rate to 1.50%. This latest 50 basis point increase […]

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