9/6/2023 | Posted in Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate steady at five per cent today, citing recent evidence that suggests the economy is weakening. ... More

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  9/4/2023 | Posted in Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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This is despite a projected slight drop in the BoC’s policy rate by the end of 2024 or early 2025 ... More

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  7/24/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada (BoC) will not raise rates again and will start cutting a little later than previously anticipated, according to a survey of market participants released by the ... More

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  7/12/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5¼% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is also continuing its policy of ... More

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  6/27/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canada's record pace of interest rate hikes has led to the repayment period for many variable rate mortgages lengthening to over 30 years, helping to shield households from ... More

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  6/24/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Mortgage lenders, including most of the big banks, have continued to hike their fixed mortgage rates following the recent surge in Government of Canada bond yields, which are used ... More

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  6/21/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada's governing council considered waiting until July to raise interest rates, but ultimately decided to act sooner in the face of hot economic data. ... More

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  6/15/2023 | Posted in Financial Health by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canadians' mortgage borrowing has reached its lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the impact of higher interest rates, according to recent data released by Statistics ... More

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  6/11/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Variable-rate borrowers will see their interest cost on their next mortgage payment rise as banks and other financial institutions have lifted their prime rates to a 22-year high ... More

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  6/7/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Variable-rate mortgage holders are in for “more pain” following the Bank of Canada’s half-expected decision to hike interest rates again. ... More

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  5/29/2023 | Posted in Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The past two weeks have seen a flurry of mortgage rate increases at mortgage lenders, including several of the Big 6 banks. ... More

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  5/24/2023 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The central bank has kept the policy rate frozen at 4.5% in its two most recent meetings ... More

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  3/17/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Big Six banks are slashing their prime lending rates 50 basis points to 2.95 per cent from 3.45 per cent in response to the plunge in the benchmark Bank of Canada interest ... More

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  3/13/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada cut its trend-setting interest rate by half a percentage point to 0.75 per cent from 1.25 per cent in a surprise move on Friday aimed at softening the economic ... More

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  3/5/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Remember the Bank of Canada’s anxiety over worrisome consumer debt loads and housing imbalances? So much for that. ... More

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  3/4/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada today lowered its target for the overnight rate by 50 basis points to 1 ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ½ percent and the deposit ... More

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  1/22/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady but expressed heightened concern about a slowing economy. ... More

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  1/17/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The 2020s won’t be the decade to lock into a long-term fixed mortgage, according to RBC Economics. ... More

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  12/5/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold as expected at 1.75 per cent where it has been for more than a year as it said Wednesday that ongoing trade conflicts and ... More

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  10/30/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced today that it would keep the overnight rate at 1.75%. ... More

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  9/6/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canada's mortgage market has been turned upside down, and it's giving borrowers an uncommon advantage, a new report suggests. ... More

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  9/4/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada resisted pressure from investors by declining to signal it will soon follow global peers in easing monetary policy. ... More

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  8/20/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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A slowing economy and growing trade tensions suggest a cut will happen more quickly than currently accounted for, Macquarie economist says. ... More

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  7/28/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Strange Things: Canadians can now get a lower interest rate on a new mortgage by locking into a fixed rate, rather than opting for a variable rate. ... More

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  7/18/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Those renewing or about to renew their mortgages can breathe a sigh of relief: The era of higher interest rates appears to have been short-lived. ... More

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  7/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada is keeping its trend-setting interest rate steady at 1.75 per cent in a decision widely expected by economists. ... More

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  6/17/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Canadian mortgage market continues to suffer from the impact of lower home sales in major markets as the stress tests weaken homebuyers’ abilities. ... More

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  6/11/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canadian mortgage rates have already tumbled in recent months and more discounts could be on the way for homebuyers, a according to a new forecast. ... More

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  6/7/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Spring is typically a busy time for home sales, so lenders are competing fiercely right now for new business — and that's adding up to record low rates for borrowers. ... More

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