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1 Year 2.89%
2 Years 2.89%
3 Years 2.69%
4 Years 2.89%
5 Years 2.94%
7 Years 3.69%
10 Years 3.79%
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Kristen Gignac

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BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A MORTGAGE BROKER

Why use an accountant? Why use a mechanic? Why go to the doctor? Like all industries, specialized experience is what gives us the edge. Finding the right mortgage broker can provide optimum results.

Just as a GPS determines your current position before giving you the direction to where you are going, we will ask the necessary questions to narrow down the options to determine the best action plan for you and your family’s future. Whether you are looking to down-size because the kids are going to college or upgrade your home with a growing family the plan on how to get there from where you are currently positioned is always the first and best step in getting you there. We can help you make it happen.

Mortgages can be complicated and the main benefit of using a mortgage broker is so you don’t have to know everything about the industry but still have access to the advantages offered to people who do!

Why not just go to your bank? They can only offer you the products they have available, as they are a lender. A mortgage broker has access to bank products as well as other lenders’ product options to ensure you get a true selection from the best of the best of what is being offered in the marketplace.

Contact us today to find out how we can help make your dreams a reality!

Contact Kristen Gignac, Experienced Mortgage Broker for all your commercial and residential mortgage needs across Etobicoke, Toronto, Pickering and surrounding areas.


BLOG / NEWS Updates

Construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in Montréal continue to climb

In October, the value of permits for both single-family and multi-family dwellings increased in the CMAs of Montral and Toronto. However, in the Vancouver CMA, both residential components fell, offsetting the gains in September. Municipalities in the CMA of Montral issued $538.1 million in permits for multi-family dwellings in October, higher than in Toronto ($409.2 million) and Vancouver ($330.6 million). In regards to single-family homes, Toronto registered $451.3 million in permits, followed by Vancouver ($148.1 million) and Montral ($122.4 million). The Montral CMA issued permits approving the construction of 2,956 new units, stemming mainly from multi-family dwellings (2,720). October marked the fifth consecutive month where the number of units approved for multi-family dwellings exceeded 2,000. Vancouver approved the construction of 1,860 new units for multi-family homes, while Toronto (1,691) approved fewer despite having a higher value for the component.

Housing Market Digest by Will Dunning, Economist for Mortgage Professionals Canada

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) now requires that all residential mortgages by federally-regulated lenders must be stress-tested, at two percentage points above the contract interest rate (or the 5- year posted rate, if that is higher). In combination with the requirements for mortgage insurance, about 90% of all new mortgages will be tested. This can be expected to reduce housing activity by 10-15%. It is on top of the impact from recent rises for mortgage interest rates (another 5-10% drop in activity). The combined 15-25% drop in housing activity will affect the broader economy. In two years, employment could be 150,000-250,000 lower than it would otherwise be. There is a risk that house prices will fall. In a modern economy, a sustained drop in house prices is one of the most dangerous things that can happen: as happened in the US a decade ago, falling house prices can turn into widespread economic decline. Resale activity recovered a bit more in September, to 492,900, due to partial rebounds in BC and Ontario. Activity is flat in most other areas. CREAs House Price Index was flat in September. The year-over-year change is now 10.7% (down from the peak of 19.7% that was seen in April). The sales-to-new-listings ratio (SNLR) was 55.7% in September, slightly above the balanced market threshold of 51%. This indicator points to an outlook for stable prices (at worst). But, as noted, OSFIs stress test policy creates a risk of falling prices. We should, in general, expect that resale activity will trend upwards over time, because the population is growing and the housing inventory is expanding. Therefore, it is useful to look at sales on a per capita basis. Recent activity is below the long-term average.

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