CMHC Tightens Mortgage Rules

In the last decade, we have seen policymakers in the mortgage and banking world stack mortgage rule changes one above the other in an attempt to slow down the increase of home prices. As well, to curb the debt appetite of Canadians. In the last week, CMHC’s President & CEO, Evan Siddall, has done this…

Mortgage Payment Deferrals

Mortgage Payment Deferrals *Taken directly from the website of each financial institution ____________________________________________________________________________ First National Apply here: https://mymortgage.firstnational.ca/Account/PaymentDeferral?languagecode=en-ca   Keeping you informed: COVID-19 Updated March 27, 2020 The health and safety of our employees and customers is of the utmost importance. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to let you know…

COVID-19 Government Assistance Programs

* As indicated on the Government of Canada and Quebec websites as of 28/03/2020    Federal Government ______________________________________________________________ Support for individuals and families ______________________________________________________________ Increasing the Canada Child Benefit An extra $300 per child through the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) for 2019-20. This will mean approximately $550 more for the average family. This benefit will…

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…