Tag: interest rates

Ask An Expert: Advice From A Mortgage Agent

Overview: our first Ask an Expert blog provides insights and advice from a mortgage agent on borrowing, financing, interest rates, home appraisals, mortgage deferrals, and more. I recently interviewed Daniel Vyner, Principal Broker of DV Capital Corporation, for my Ask An Expert segment. Daniel’s job is to arrange traditional and alternative financing for real estate clients, as well as facilitate…

2020 Spring Market Forecast: What’s In Store for Toronto?

Overview: an in-depth look at Toronto’s upcoming 2020 spring market, including the impact of the coronavirus and economic uncertainty on buying and selling real estate. In our last spring market blog, we correctly predicted that “Toronto’s housing market is ready for another strong season.” February saw a 16.7% increase in average home prices across the GTA and sales were up…

March 2020 Interest Rate Cuts: Everything You Need To Know

Overview: a look at the Bank of Canada’s March 2020 interest rate cuts and their impact on Toronto’s housing market, including mortgages, buying and selling property, and the future of Toronto real estate. These two cuts, coming within days of each other, mark the biggest rate cuts since 2009—and the first in almost 5 years. Shortly afterwards, Canada’s major banks…

Fixed Vs Variable Mortgages: Everything You Need To Know

Variable or Fixed Mortgage – Which Is Better? Since July 2017, the Bank of Canada has raised its key overnight rate four times. It currently stands at 1.5%, while the prime lending rate of big commercial banks is 3.70%. This has left many homeowners wondering which is better: fixed or variable mortgages? Furthermore, what are the benefits of mortgage insurance?…