Breaking News: Bank of Canada drops key rate another 50 basis points

Breaking News: Bank of Canada drops key rate another 50 basis points

BREAKING NEWS: The Bank of Canada drops the key rate another 50 basis points (0.5%)! This is unprecedented territory for interest rates. In at least 10 years, the BoC has never lowered it’s rate twice in the same month and definitely never for a total of 1%. For home...
Closing Cost

Closing Cost

It’s important to remember that when you go to purchase an owner occupied home that the minimum down payment is 5%. However the mortgage lender likes to see that you have 1.5% of the purchase price for closing fees. What do closing fee’s consist of?  1)...
What is the Best Mortgage Rate?

What is the Best Mortgage Rate?

A 2.4% online rate will definitely attract attention! But cheapest is not always best. Once the fine print is read, many will find they don’t qualify, and often there are restrictions that could really cost homeowners in the long run. That low rate may be for quick...
The Lowdown on Downpayments

The Lowdown on Downpayments

We get questions about downpayment all the time! So here is the lowdown on how much you need, and how you might get it. How much do you need? Not surprisingly, most Canadian homebuyers purchase a property with the absolute minimum downpayment. The thing is, the...
This is what the federal budget means for homebuyers

This is what the federal budget means for homebuyers

The recent federal budget included Housing Affordability Measures that may be applicable to your situation, now or in the future. There are three key measures intended to help: an incentive for first-time homebuyers, an increase in the amount of RRSP funds first-time...