8/20/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Mortgage rates are going up, according to a panel of experts. ... More

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  8/16/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The latest forecast from CIBC Capital Markets is for Canadian interest rates to increase again in December this year.

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  8/9/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Should Poloz and his policy team sit on their hands for now or entertain at least one more rate increase in the coming months?

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  7/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Many of the world's central bankers, including in Canada, had been stubbornly tied to low-for-longer interest-rate regimes following the recession. That time has ... More

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  7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Three of Canada's biggest banks are boosting their prime lending rates by 25 basis points, following an interest rate hike from the central bank.

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  7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Central Bank raised its new target for the overnight rate to ¾% today, citing a confident financial outlook and above-potential ... More

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  7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The stress tests on mortgages, introduced last fall by the federal government, is pushing some homebuyers into uninsured lending options.

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  7/7/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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New rules proposed by the federal government to curb financial risks associated with the country's hot housing markets could make it more difficult to secure a ... More

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  6/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Canadian dollar rallied to a four-month high and investors ramped up bets for a rate increase as early as next month after Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz reiterated ... More

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  6/19/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Looming rate hikes by the Bank of Canada will put financial stress on indebted Canadians and potentially exacerbate a slowdown in the nation's long housing boom, credit ... More

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  6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ... More

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  6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canada's central bank, which had long said interest rates are too blunt a tool to tackle the country's housing market, may have finally decided to act and at least ... More

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  6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Bank of Canada offered its strongest signal yet that it’s ready to raise interest rates as the economy gathers steam, in surprise comments that sent the Canadian ... More

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  6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The latest jobs performance could put pressure on the Bank of Canada to increase interest rates, according to one veteran.

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  6/8/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Rates at alternative lenders have increased by as much as 150 basis points since the start of April

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  5/25/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Almost three quarters of Canadian homeowners would have difficulty paying their mortgage every month if their payments increased by as little as 10 per cent, a new survey from ... More

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  5/25/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Efforts to rein in Toronto's hot housing market and recent problems at mortgage lender Home Capital are unlikely to hurt Canada's national real estate market as low ... More

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  5/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Bank of Canada is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent.

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  5/5/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Mortgage borrowers should be prepared for a rise in interest rates which could mean a 2.5 per cent rise by 2021 says Desjardins.

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  5/3/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The current troubles of Home Capital Group might lead to higher mortgage rates for less credit-worthy borrowers if concerns about the sector trigger an increase in funding ... More

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  4/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Here’s the least surprising news you’ll hear all day: Interest rates are not doing what most experts predicted.

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  3/17/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The possible impacts of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on March 15 (Wednesday) to raise its key interest rate from 0.75 per cent to 1 per cent should not be ... More

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  3/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signalled that any further hikes this year will be gradual. Higher rates ... More

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  3/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Locking in a rate before mortgages become more expensive is the best choice at present, as recent developments have pointed at a possible U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike in ... More

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  3/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canada's financial industry is urging Ottawa to consider alternatives to proposals that could require them to take on a greater share of mortgage defaults — calling ... More

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  3/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Bank of Canada is holding its trend-setting interest rate at 0.5 per cent but it's keeping a watchful eye on "significant uncertainties'' that it warns ... More

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  2/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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In the wake of its report on the unsustainability of the Canadian housing market, Fitch Ratings predicted that mortgage rates will remain at record-low levels for the first six ... More

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  2/10/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The gap between the number of borrowers going for fixed and variable rates has become larger recently, pointing to the increasingly important role that variable-rate mortgages ... More

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  1/18/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent and providing a deeper assessment of the risks associated with the big economic unknowns of a Trump ... More

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  1/3/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canadians coast-to-coast love to talk about the cost of homes, and 2016 was a hot year for the housing market in many cities. Here’s what is likely to happen to the ... More

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