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Feb 21
2013

Mortgage Market Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4199)
No changes in rates the past week ... 5 year funds remain in the 2.94-3.19% range, 10 year funds as low as 3.69%. Variable rate mortgages are available as low as 2.65%. If you have a... [ more ]
Jan 28
2013

Canadian Market Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2743)
Canada • Citing a more muted inflation outlook and constructive evolution of imbalances in the household sector, the Bank of Canada stated that the withdrawal of monetary stimulus is less imminent than previously anticipated. That surprised markets, and interest rate expectations were... [ more ]
Jan 24
2013

Bank of Canada signals no rate hikes anytime soon...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (3278)
Industry News   While the Bank of Canada acknowledges the economic outlook here and elsewhere “is slightly weaker” than thought, policymakers are also offering up some hope for the near future.   In a nutshell, Canada’s economy is growing at a slower pace than... [ more ]
Jan 22
2013

Economic Highlights for the Past Week...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2553)
Canada • The Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey revealed that businesses are mildly optimistic about the future. Manufacturing sales also came in better than expected earlier this morning. • The third Canadian data release for the week was the one that had everyone... [ more ]
Jan 11
2013

Economic Highlights this past week

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2498)
  • The U.S. Congress reached a deal to avoid the worst of the fiscal cliff, although a decision on scheduled spending cuts was pushed back two months. This outcome was quite close to our expectation, and as such our macroeconomic outlook remains unchanged, as do our interest and... [ more ]
Jan 11
2013

Market Update

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2460)
Bond rates inched up the past week, resulting in a few lender's raising their fixed rates by 5 basis points. We have 5 year terms available in the 2.98% range and 10 year terms from 3.79%. Variable rates are as low as 2.65%.... [ more ]
Jan 3
2013

Mortgage Market Update

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2648)
There were no changes to rates over the holiday season. If you have a variable rate of any more than prime +.75 or a fixed rate of 3.75% or more, we should... [ more ]
Dec 13
2012

Mortgage Market Update

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2875)
Both the mortgage and bond rates remained steady the past week, remaining close to historical lows. We have 5 year money at 2.99% with many lenders,10 year funds as low as 3.79% and variable rates in the prime less .35%(2.65) range.... [ more ]
Dec 4
2012

Bank of Canada Announcement

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2970)
As expected, there was no change in the Bank of Canada press release. Bank prime remains at 3%.   This means no changes in variable rate mortgages or line of credit rates.  ... [ more ]
Nov 29
2012

Cory's Mortgage Market Update

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2800)
Both the bond market and interest rate market remained steady the past 7 days. We have 5 year money as low as 2.99%, 10 year money as low as 3.79%. Variable rate costs as low as prime less.35%.... [ more ]
Nov 15
2012

Cory's Market Comment...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (3509)
An uneventful week in terms of interest rates. Bonds remained steady with 5 year money currently in the 2.99% - 3.09% range. We still have 10 year funds available at 3.89%.... [ more ]
Nov 8
2012

Market Update and Economic Forecast...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2834)
Rates remained unchanged the past week. In the article below is a summary of an economic forecast given by Craig Alexander of TD Bank, one of Canada's top economist, last evening. It is worth your time to... [ more ]
Nov 7
2012

Fall and Winter Maintenance Calendar:

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4259)
Fall and Winter Maintenance Calendar: Fall is the perfect time to get your home ready for the coming winter, which can be the most gruelling season for your home. During winter months, it’s important to follow routine maintenance procedures,... [ more ]
Nov 6
2012

Article from The Globe and Mail: Pay your mortgage like it’s 2007. You'll save a pile of money...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (3372)
Just 60 short months ago, mortgage rates were double what they are now. That means payments on a 25-year mortgage of equal size were 36% higher than today.Since then, the amortization gods have slashed mortgage rates and payments. Compared to interest costs in 2007, today’s rates would... [ more ]
Nov 5
2012

100% Mortgage Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2681)
100% Mortgage Update... We have started the "Bank" new year on Nov 1st, and almost all lending companies have removed their 100% Mortgage options. However I have called CMHC, Genworth and Canada Guaranty, and they are all still offering the Cash Back Down Payment mortgage solutions for... [ more ]
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