Poloz raises rates on overnight rate

Bank of Canada Holds Rates!

As the financial storm moves into the Canadian economy the Bank of Canada as expected has chosen to forgo on the rate increases as they once had promised would happen. The main reasons for the decision come from lower than expected GDP numbers and from the decision that Alberta government has taken to reduce oil production starting…

BUILD A PLAN TO MOVE INTO YOUR HOME

There’s nothing quite like stepping into your dream home for the very first time. You have achieved your goal of homeownership! However, the journey from home seeker to home buyer can be challenging – unless you have a well-defined plan and guidance from the right professionals. As a mortgage broker, here’s how I will help…

BANK OF CANADA RATE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1¼ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1½ per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Global economic activity remains broadly on track with the Bank’s April Monetary Policy Report (MPR) forecast. Recent data point to some upside to the…

Canadian Family Debt

Rising Rates & Toxic Debt

Rising rates & toxic debt. Just how big is the problem and what can be done about it? This is the million dollar question or should I say the $2 Trillion question. In the tail end of last year, Canadians amassed an astonishing $2 Trillion dollars of debt. Three-quarters of this debt come from mortgages, the…

Self-Employment & Mortgages

Self-employment & mortgages in many cases are like oil and water the two hardly mix as the government has put in place strict rules about who can qualify for a mortgage and who can not. In Canada and in Quebec in particular self-employment is on the rise and as such business owners are finding it…