12/6/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Consumers looking to consolidate debt currently have more buying power than they will next month, therefore rushing to refinance their mortgages before the new mortgage ... More

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  12/6/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Bank of Canada stuck with its trend-setting interest rate, but it offered fresh, yet cautious, warnings to Canadians that increases are likely on the way.

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  11/16/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canada’s housing agency is seeking more data on home loans from shadow lenders, amid concern rising levels of debt aren’t being adequately tracked and may increase ... More

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  11/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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With the expectation that first-time homebuyers will be shuttered out of the housing market, thereby reducing the number of people to whom seniors can sell their homes, reverse ... More

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  10/25/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday following two straight hikes but suggested future increases are still likely, albeit at a more gradual ... More

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  10/18/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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OSFI has published its update for the tightening of mortgage lending regulations known as Guideline B-20 and set the date that it will apply. 

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  10/2/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Individuals who take out a mortgage tend to have higher credit scores, according to a recent report by the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation.

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  9/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The number of Canadians who applied for a fixed-rate mortgage in August saw a substantial spike, with 59.31% of users on the LowestRates.ca website opting for a fixed-rate ... More

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  9/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The economy is growing at the fastest pace in 15 years and that has some analysts changing their calls for a Bank of Canada hike from October to next week.

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  8/30/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The market for insured mortgages has decreased due to new regulations introduced at the end of 2016.

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  8/25/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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“Hey Siri, what’s the best mortgage rate?”

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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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  8/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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New mortgages continue to grow in Canada, according to a new report. There were just over 1 million new mortgage loans funded in Canada last year — up 1.4% ... More

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  8/9/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The number of new mortgages continued higher in 2016 but the share of first-time buyers slipped, CMHC says. The crown corporation reports that there were just over 1 ... More

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  7/31/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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If the federal government forces mortgage lenders to carry more of the risk for delinquencies it could have a negative impact on the housing market and lead to an increase in ... More

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  7/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canada’s economy accelerated far more than expected in May amid growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, pointing to solid momentum in the second quarter ... More

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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 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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  6/15/2017 | 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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  6/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Mortgage delinquency rates were low in Toronto and Vancouver during the fourth quarter of 2016, despite hot housing markets that have sent prices soaring, according to a new ... 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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  5/30/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canada's housing agency saw a sharp decline in the number of home buyers who qualified for mortgage insurance under tougher rules implemented last fall.

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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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  4/13/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Almost 1 in 4 homebuyers is buying on their own, often due to unexpected life changes. A new survey from TD found that 69 per cent of divorced and 35 per cent of widowed ... More

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