Well, here we are again. Right back where we were last year. Provinces across the country have reintroduced restrictions that will no doubt leave a lasting impact on our economy. The housing market of course is no exception.
In my estimation, there will be quite a few similarities between our current situation and the one we faced last winter. However, there are some ways in which this lockdown could prove slightly different.
I recently participated in a conference call with Scotiabank’s Chief Economist & SVP, Jean-Francois Perrault and John Webster President & CEO Scotia Mortgage Corporation. It was good to hear real financial experts make sense of what has happened and what will most likely happen.
Some years ago, I did a study on the benefits and disadvantages of online shopping. Sure, you can order food from your favourite restaurant, buy a new set of earbuds, book a hotel or flight… but can you get a mortgage online without speaking with your banker or mortgage broker?