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Fixed vs Variable Rate Mortgage: How Do You Decide?

Fixed vs Variable Rate Mortgage: How Do You Decide?

When you’re in the market for a home, you’re also usually in the market for a mortgage. There are two main types of mortgage in Canada: fixed vs variable rate mortgage. While they each have their pros and cons, there isn’t one right choice. You’ll have to weigh their...

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Thinking About an Online Mortgage Lender?

Thinking About an Online Mortgage Lender?

From filling out the application to signing the papers at closing time, it usually takes two to six weeks to approve and finalize (fund) a mortgage. In today's fast-paced world, that may seem like an eternity. However, mortgages are complex legal agreements. The...

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What To Do Now That Interest Rates Are Rising

What To Do Now That Interest Rates Are Rising

What To Do Now That Interest Rates Are Rising It finally happened. On March 2nd, 2022 the Bank of Canada raised the prime interest rate by 0.25%. This means that for people with a variable rate mortgage the cost of borrowing has started to increase from where it...

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The Connection Between Inflation and Mortgage Rates

The Connection Between Inflation and Mortgage Rates

Canada's inflation rate is now the highest since 2003. Rising inflation is often a signal that interest rates are also likely to increase. Higher interest affects business loans, car loans, credit cards, lines of credit, and of course, mortgage interest rates. But...

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