12/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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New B-20 rules have created an uneven playing field because stress tests don't apply to people renewing mortgages with their current lender ... More

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  12/10/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Relatively tight market conditions in the GTA over the past few months have provided the foundation for renewed price growth, while data suggests that, in ... More

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  11/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The bank says stress tests and higher interest rates have reduced the share of new high-leverage, insured loans to six per cent from 20 per cent in late 2016. ... More

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  10/1/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The Conservative Party of Canada plans to make the mortgage stress test a hot button issue in time for next year’s election, but explaining such a convoluted issue to ... More

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  5/16/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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First-time home buyers already struggling with more stringent mortgage rules have been dealt another blow by an increase this week in the Bank of Canada’s five-year mortgage ... More

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  5/16/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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The decline in national home sales reported Tuesday by CREA is “disappointing” says TD Economics. ... More

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  5/9/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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The bar is now higher for homebuyers to qualify for mortgages in Canada after the central bank raised a key metric used in stress tests that determine borrowers’ ... More

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  5/1/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says it will raise its five-year fixed-rate mortgage rate Tuesday by 15 basis points. ... More

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  4/30/2018 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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The home-purchasing power of ‘peak millennials’ aged 25-31 has diminished by around $40,103 (16.5%) since the introduction of the OSFI stress test at the start of ... More

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  4/27/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Two of Canada's biggest banks are raising their benchmark rates for five-year, fixed-rate mortgages. ... More

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  3/9/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The impact of the tightened mortgage rules introduced at the start of the year appears to be rising according to a recent report from RBC. ... More

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  12/25/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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It’s almost a tradition that Canada’s mortgage czars clamp down on housing in the new year, and 2018 is no exception. ... More

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