Debt Consolidation

Debt Consolidation

One situation that is very easy to solve as mortgage broker, but much harder through a bank, is a debt consolidation. Life is expensive and quickly getting more expensive. Consumers have taken on more consumer debt and continue to do so because of the higher prices...
Policy Mistakes

Policy Mistakes

Last year, the Bank of Canada and central banks globally were committed to the idea that inflation was transitory and once supply chain issues were resolved prices would return to normal. In Canada this was especially strange given the Bank of Canada only mandate was...
First Time Home Buyers Plan

First Time Home Buyers Plan

Home ownership is a great way to build financial security. After 25 years, you could own a house that is paid off, and has likely increased in value significantly, or you could have paid a lot of money in rent and have nothing to show for it. For First Time Home...
Retirement Mortgages

Retirement Mortgages

With the increase in home prices Canadians have experienced over the last decades, home equity has become an increasingly important source of capital and income for many Canadians in retirement. Since home equity is available on a tax-free basis (unlike pensions or...
Interest Rate Update – Bank of Canada

Interest Rate Update – Bank of Canada

Yesterday (June 1, 2022) the Bank of Canada’s raised its overnight rate by 0.5% to 1.25% and 5-year government of Canada bonds are now yielding around 2.95% up from around 2.65% prior to their announcement.  The 50-basis point increase from the Bank of Canada was...