Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Monday Feb 3rd, 2020

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Take Advantage of Your Home Equity

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1   But one of the biggest perks of... [read more]

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target April 15, 2020

Wednesday Apr 15th, 2020

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at ¼ percent, which the Bank considers its effective lower bound. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is ¼ percent. The Bank also announced new measures to provide additional support to Canada’s financial system. The necessary efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a sudden and deep contraction in economic activity and employment worldwide. In financial... [read more]

Lowest mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

Monday Aug 3rd, 2020

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Lowest mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers   The interest rate on Canada’s most popular mortgage, the five-year fixed rate, has fallen to its lowest level in history. In early June, HSBC made headlines when it began offering Canadians a five-year fixed-rate mortgage below 2%. Multiple brokers followed suit, and some are now advertising even lower rates.1 And while many Canadians have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity,... [read more]

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent

Wednesday Sep 9th, 2020

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Bank of Canada

  The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is ¼ percent. The Bank is also continuing its quantitative easing (QE) program, with large-scale asset purchases of at least $5 billion per week of Government of Canada bonds. Both the global and Canadian economies are evolving broadly in line with the scenario in... [read more]

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