5 reasons homeowners refinance their mortgage

5 reasons homeowners refinance their mortgage

There has been a flurry of refinance activity this year given our rock bottom interest rates, providing homeowners with access to today’s low rates and the most cost-effective way to get needed funds. Refinancing means getting out of your current mortgage and...

New Mortgage Stress Test @ 4.79%

Stress Test Update. Effective August 2020, the benchmark rate or the stress test rate has been dropped to 4.79%. In May of this year, the benchmark rate used to qualify mortgage was 4.94%. Prior to the decrease in May, the Stress Test rate was 5.04% The drop in the...
What Is A Monoline Lender

What Is A Monoline Lender

We are often asked about monoline lenders – who are they, what benefits do they offer, and how do you get access to a monoline lender anyway? Good questions. “Mono” means “one”. So it’s a “one-line” lender that doesn’t do anything else except mortgage lending....
Bank of Canada Rate Hold

Bank of Canada Rate Hold

The Bank of Canada (“BOC”) announced today that it is holding its target for the overnight rate at the “effective lower bound” of 0.25%. Cameron Strong, CEO, Invis Mortgage Intelligence notes that “Canadian mortgage holders can expect no further rate...