9/6/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canada's mortgage market has been turned upside down, and it's giving borrowers an uncommon advantage, a new report suggests. ... More

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  9/4/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada resisted pressure from investors by declining to signal it will soon follow global peers in easing monetary policy. ... More

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  8/20/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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A slowing economy and growing trade tensions suggest a cut will happen more quickly than currently accounted for, Macquarie economist says. ... More

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  7/28/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Strange Things: Canadians can now get a lower interest rate on a new mortgage by locking into a fixed rate, rather than opting for a variable rate. ... More

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  7/18/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Those renewing or about to renew their mortgages can breathe a sigh of relief: The era of higher interest rates appears to have been short-lived. ... More

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  7/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada is keeping its trend-setting interest rate steady at 1.75 per cent in a decision widely expected by economists. ... More

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  6/11/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Canadian mortgage rates have already tumbled in recent months and more discounts could be on the way for homebuyers, a according to a new forecast. ... More

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  6/7/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Spring is typically a busy time for home sales, so lenders are competing fiercely right now for new business — and that's adding up to record low rates for borrowers. ... More

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  5/27/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada will make its May interest rate decision Wednesday but it’s unlikely there will be a change according to a panel of experts. ... More

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  4/3/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada is likely to stand pat on interest rates for the remainder of this year and well into 2020, according to the chief economist of BMO Financial Group. ... More

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  3/15/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada will likely hold off raising interest rates through all of 2020, and could even cut rates later this year, according to TD Securities’ senior rates ... More

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  12/17/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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The prospect of interest rate hikes is particularly daunting for residents of Toronto and Vancouver—two cities with debt levels well above the national average. ... More

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  12/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Just a few months ago economists were predicting that the Bank of Canada would take a bullish stance on interest rates following its talk of ‘normalization’ of the ... More

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  12/6/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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If you’re shopping for a mortgage and believe what the bond market is telling us, it implies your odds of success with a fixed rate may have just changed. ... More

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  12/5/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada is leaving its key interest rate unchanged. ... More

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  12/4/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada will announce its December interest rates decision Wednesday and few are expecting a Grinch-like pre-Christmas shock. ... More

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  11/30/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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CMHC has published its financial report for the third quarter of 2018 which also reveals insights into this year’s homebuyers. ... More

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  11/30/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada should hold pat on interest rates until the spring according to The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council. ... More

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  11/2/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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The benchmark rate set by the central bank is called the overnight rate and it’s now at 1.75 per cent, up from 0.5 per cent in the summer of 2017. ... More

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  10/31/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz wants Canadians to get used to the idea of three per cent interest rates as the new normal, now that the era of rock-bottom ... More

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  10/5/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Homeowners could be facing two interest rate rises in the coming months according to an updated forecast by CIBC. ... More

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  10/2/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The new North American trade deal struck on Sunday may open the door for the Bank of Canada to pick up the pace of interest rates hikes, according to economists at some of the ... More

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  9/24/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The world's biggest central bank is expected to raise rates this week - and then keep raising them ... More

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  9/5/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada (BoC) kept its trend-setting interest rate steady at 1.5 per cent on Wednesday but appeared to keep the door open to a possible rate hike at its next ... More

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  8/27/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has put an early stop to the debate over whether he might be persuaded to raise interest rates in a couple of weeks. ... More

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