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Apr 17
2012

Bank of Canada Announcement...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (6215)
Bank of Canada Maintains Overnight Rate Target at 1% The Bank of Canada maintained its target rate. It is worth reading the final paragraph(below) as it mentions possible withdrawal of "monetary policy stimulus", meaning rate hikes are possible in the near future. "Reflecting all... [ more ]
Apr 12
2012

Difference Between Conventional and Collateral Mortgages...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (13619)
Rubina Ahmed-Haq Moneyville | Powered by thestar.com Sun Apr 01 2012 If you’re buying a house and are shopping for a mortgage this spring you may come across something called a collateral mortgage. This home financing tool has been around for a while, but mainly in the background. Now... [ more ]
Apr 12
2012

Cory's Mortgage Market Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (5237)
The bond and mortgage market have been uneventful this past week. No real changes at all. The Bank of Canada announcement is next Tuesday and no changes are expected. We still have 2 lenders offering 10 year funds at 3.89%. A wonderful option for those concerned with future rates. 5 year money... [ more ]
Apr 5
2012

Time to consider a 10 year mortgage plan?

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4306)
The 10-year mortgage: Is it the right time to go long? Roma Luciw Globe and Mail Blog Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 6:29AM EDT 'When our mortgage came up for... [ more ]
Apr 5
2012

Cory's Market Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4890)
The past week has been uneventful in the bond market. No real movement one way or another. With the "rate wars" over for the moment, lender's have increased their 5 year fixed rates. Most lender's have 5 yr fixed in the 3.29-3.59% range. We still have 2 lenders offering 10... [ more ]
Mar 30
2012

Cory's Market Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2821)
Bond rates have fallen approximately 10 basis points from its high a week ago for 2012.  Lender's have been pulling back their specials over the past few days. We expect most of the new rates to happen today. Five year money is expected to be in the 3.49% range. We still have 10 year funds... [ more ]
Mar 22
2012

Cory's Mortgage Market Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (2771)
The past week saw bond rates hit a new high for 2012. They have moved up approximately 30 basis points the last 2 weeks. There is a chance of a rate increase on fixed rate mortgages at any time. Overall rates continue to be extremely low. If you have a variable rate of any more than prime +.75... [ more ]
Feb 16
2012

Cory's Mortgage Market Comment...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (3631)
The past week saw the bond rate creep up marginally. There has been no changes in fixed or variable rate mortgages. We are seeing 5 year mortgages in the 3.14-3.39% range and variable rate mortgages as low as prime -.2% If you have a variable rate of any more than prime +.75 or a fixed rate of... [ more ]
Feb 9
2012

Cory's Market Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4592)
  The bond rate has inched upwards the past 7 days. There has been no changes in fixed or variable rate mortgages. We are seeing 5 year mortgages in the 3.19-3.39% range, 10 year mortgages are still being offered at 3.89% and variable rate mortgages as low as prime -.2%. We are... [ more ]
Feb 3
2012

Unbelievable 10 year mortgage @ 3.89%

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (5733)
10 Year Mortgage @ 3.89%, closing by June 4, 2012   YES, this is through a Canadian Bank YES, I can do pre approvals, on 10 year mortgages as well, OAC*   To give you an idea, how good this deal is....   10 Year Posted Rate is 6.75%   Discounted 10... [ more ]
Feb 3
2012

Cory's Market Update...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (4030)
Market Update... Rates remained the same on both fixed and variable mortgages the past week. Bond rates continue to be extremely low and stable. We are seeing 5 year mortgages in the 3.09-3.39% range and variable rate mortgages as low as prime -.2%. The 10 year fixed special still seems to be... [ more ]
Jan 9
2012

Cory's Market Comment...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (3728)
Market Comment... The bond rate hit a low for 2011 on Dec. 19th. There have been marginal increases since then but the it still remains at close to record lows.  Fixed rate mortgages remain at historical lows ranging from 3.24-3.49% range. Variable rate mortgages are from prime to prime... [ more ]
Dec 15
2011

Do you know your Financial Fitness Score?

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (19159)
Did you know...You can find out your Financial Fitness Score to help discover how financially fit you are. This Financial Fitness Score, the first of its kind in Canada, is available online at www.financialfitness.ca. The score is based on attitudinal and behavioural questions that were developed... [ more ]
Dec 15
2011

It Can Pay to Break Out of Your Mortgage...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (5756)
With mortgage rates still hovering near historic lows, chances are you've considered breaking your current mortgage and renewing now before rates rise any further. Perhaps you want to free up cash for such things as renovations, travel or putting towards your children's education? Or maybe you... [ more ]
Dec 15
2011

Cory's Market Comment...

Blog posted by Cory Kline, AMP  ::  Views (5702)
With the continued focus on the European Debt situation, bond rates hit the low mark for this year. This bodes well for long term rates staying low for the immediate future. No changes in the fixed or variable rates. If you have a variable rate of any more than prime +.75 or a fixed rate of... [ more ]
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