Mortgage Minute 13
What does this mean for your 2022 home buying plans?Our Take We've finally seen the first of a set of rate increases planned by Bank of Canada for this year. Yes, mortgage rates are going up. So what does that mean for your home buying plans this year. Take a Minute to Watch this video, or scroll to the bottom to read our take on the current...
Mortgage Minute 12: What to Expect in 2022
Welcome to 2022. With ongoing uncertainty in the world what can we expect to see in 2022?
The story of 2021 was dominated once again by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and now that we are in the 3rd calendar year of the pandemic, what can we expect as the world hopefully moves on from the health and financial disaster of the past two years?
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mortgages For Less!
As another year comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the year but also to wish you a merry Christmas! 2021 has been an interesting year! Lots of ups, and lots of downs. Not just interest rates, but hopes and expectations. In the first part of the year, we saw some of the lowest fixed interest rates ever seen in Canada.
Top 10 Things to Think About When Becoming a Landlord
If you are on the verge of buying your first rental property and becoming a landlord, congratulations are in order. You are about to put your money into one of the most time-tested investment options you will ever find. Rental property, if done right, can become the foundation for building personal prosperity and generational wealth.
Mortgage Minute 11: Why to Choose a Variable Rate November 2021
For a long time not a lot of obvious benefit to choosing a variable mortgage rate because relatively the fixed rates were just as low! Since 2008 when rates bottomed out as a result of the sub-prime mortgage bubble burst, we have not seen the bank of Canada rate more than 1.5% higher than it is today.
Mortgage Minute 10: Post Election Market Update
Canada just finished a federal election where really nothing changed. With the election results back, and a recent Bank of Canada update, what can we expect in the Real Estate and Mortgage Market?
Early in September, and mid-way through the Election campaign, the Bank of Canada made it’s sixth interest rate decision and announcement of the year. Once again, like the election, nothing changed.
Mortgage Minute 9: Inflation-Post COVID
This week the bank of Canada made its fourth rate announcement of the year. The bank left the overnight rate unchanged yet again, as expected. It did provide somewhat encouraging thoughts on the state of the Canadian and global economy and it also updated its outlook on inflation. Here are a few of the things the bank told us this week.
Mortgage Minute 8: Rising Interest Rates
Over the past month, Canadian Bond yields have hit their highest level in April of last year. As a direct result, we have seen fixed interest rates nudge up at all lenders.
Mortgage Minute 7: 2021 Market Projections
It was only a month ago that we collectively looked back at 2020 and thought “well, THAT was a crazy ride!” Then January 2021 started. Our neighbours to the south saw a rocky transition of power between presidents. The pace of COVID-19 deaths picked up in Alberta. Hundreds of families lost loved ones in the past month.