2020… It will be known as the year of the pandemic. It will also be known as a year of a record-setting real estate market. We saw records for volume of sales and new high prices in many cities across Canada. To say there was a lot going on is an understatement. I have to admit I was happy to close my office and give everyone the week off between Christmas and New Year’s.Continue reading “New Year New Outlook”
Last week, I participated in a webinar featuring Economist Dr. Peter Andersen. While there was a lot of information covered, today I want to focus on a couple of key areas.
- What can business expect in 2021?
- Average inflation targeting and why you should remember this phrase.
You might have seen the headline “HSBC crushes mortgage records with 0.99% variable rate”. No doubt about it, this is a great rate. However, it’s not for everybody. It is important to remember, like most deals, there are some restrictions. Among other things this offering is limited to high-ratio mortgages with a downpayment of less than 20 per cent. The reality is a higher interest rate may apply for non-owner-occupied properties, amortizations greater than 25 years and other exceptions to standard lending guidelines.Continue reading “Because not everyone fits into the same box”
In case you missed it check out the video below of our October 28th, Roundtable Discussion on Housing and Mortgage Market Insights…Continue reading “Housing And Mortgage Market Insights – Roundtable Discussion”
Rates are at all time lows and are expected to stay that way for a while! This means payments can’t go much lower. Let’s put interest rates and mortgage costs in perspective.
Here is what MORTGAGE PAYMENTS on a $400,000 mortgage look like with a 30 year amortization:Continue reading “Rates are at all time lows”