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2018 Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement Dates

Eight times a year, the Bank of Canada makes interest rate announcements which impact not only the rate you pay when you’re buying, renewing or refinancing […]
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Prime rate increase: Bank of Canada increases key interest rate

The Bank of Canada (BoC) has raised its interest rate by 0.25% this morning. This is the first increase in more than seven years.  Canadians have […]
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Calgary Real Estate Market Update – September 2016

What’s new in the Calgary Real Estate Market this month? We are seeing a significant difference in the performance of the City’s detached and attached and […]
Calgary Real Estate

Calgary Real Estate and Rate Update

Sales slowed again in July, for the 20th consecutive month. Not surprising given that there has not been a rebound in the labour market and net […]
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Should I Lock in my Variable Rate Mortgage?

Should you lock in your variable rate mortgage is a question that always stirs up some debate and everyone wants a definitive answer. Of course, anyone […]
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Mortgage Basics: Fixed vs Variable

With so many questions about choosing a Fixed vs Variable Mortgage, here’s a simple list of helpful mortgage facts. The gap between variable rate mortgage and […]
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Should you choose a fixed rate mortgage or a variable rate mortgage today?

The question of fixed rate mortgage versus variable rate mortgage stays the same, but the answer should, and does, change with the changes in the market. […]
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Hidden trap of Mortgage Penalties

This article is older but does a great job of identifying the often hidden traps in mortgage penalties should a “life event” happen and you need to […]
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Why a one-year fixed mortgage interest rate is your best bet

I love Rob McLister! He writes the best articles about the mortgage market and in a way the the general homeowner or first-time home buyer and […]
Forecast 2016

Looking forward to 2016!

This past year we saw many challenges in the housing sector. There were the recent changes to down payment minimums; we saw housing prices increase in […]
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What do negative interest rates mean to the Real Estate Industry?

I’m sure we’ve all heard the recent talk about negative interest rates and I’ve had many clients ask me how this might affect them. While it’s […]

Time for your Mortgage Renewal – make sure you review before you sign!

Is your current mortgage still competitive? Has there been a change in your job or your family situation? Are you up-to-date on what the market is […]