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Affordability: What first-time homeowners need to know

Affordability: What first-time homeowners need to know

Affordability. It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot when people talk about homeownership, but what does it really mean? Affordability is a term that’s both quantifiable (lending institutions use a formula) and a little bit subjective (lifestyle considerations...

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Bank of Canada Announcement | Bank Holds Rates Steady For Now

Bank of Canada Announcement | Bank Holds Rates Steady For Now

Poloz Holds Rates, Sees More Room For Growth and Rising Inflation The Canadian dollar fell sharply immediately after the release of the Bank of Canada's Official Statement providing a more bullish forecast for the economy while holding rates steady. The Bank hiked its...

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Canada’s Housing Market Continues Soft Landing

Canada’s Housing Market Continues Soft Landing

Data released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show a small uptick in home sales nationally in March, their first monthly increase in three months. This comes on the heels of a more than 19% decline in the previous two months as the tighter...

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Meeting of the Titans

Meeting of the Titans

As you may already know (if you've spent any time on our blog, or if you've noticed that fancy badge we keep updating every year) that CME is the number one franchise with Dominion Lending Centres in Canada. It's been that way for the last 6 years. Well, in order to...

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Canada’s Jobless Rate Remains At A 40-Year Low

Canada’s Jobless Rate Remains At A 40-Year Low

Statistics Canada announced this morning that employment increased by a stronger-than-expected 32,300 in March, driven by full-time job gains. The unemployment rate was unchanged at a four-decade low of 5.8% indicating that the economy is at or near full employment....

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Houses Made of Smarties

Houses Made of Smarties

Vancouver Real Estate; Candy for the Kids All levels of government are trying to control a situation akin to that of 22 kids that want a Smartie, and there are only six-and-a-half Smarties to be had. As authority figures tend to, they are creating all kinds of rules...

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Should You Go Fixed or Go Variable?

Should You Go Fixed or Go Variable?

It’s the first and only thing anyone usually asks when you talk about your mortgage: What’s your rate? While everyone can recall their rate off the top of their head, it’s the only detail of the mortgage they remember or care to know. Though the rate is obviously...

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Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Mar 7th, 2018

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Mar 7th, 2018

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 1/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Global growth remains solid and broad-based. In the United States, new government spending and...

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