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Why You Should Call Your Mortgage Broker After the "Nice Lady at the Bank" Offers You a Mortgage!
So you are looking for a new mortgage to either purchase a home, take some equity out of your existing home or to refinance your existing debt, and you went and saw the nice lady at the bank and she said YES! Are you done now?NO! Why do we say no? A mortgage is a major financial commitment that you are taking on. Most people focus on the interest rate, and make their decision solely based on what they feel is a competitive interest rate offering.However, hidden inside all of the legal paperwork of a mortgage, are other potential costs and risks.Depending on future circumstances, which as we know are not always easy to predict, you could be selecting a mortgage that will cost you significantly more money in the long run!Would itnot be wise to be aware of these potential risks and/or costs, and should you not be making your decision based on all of these important factors? In addition, by going to your bank, you are gettinga quotefrom only one lender. As Mortgage Brokers, we have access to a large pool of lenders that compete with the major banks, and more often than not one of these lenders can provide mortgage terms and conditions that are much more favourable to you than the large banks offer. What do we recommend? We recommend that you DO go to your current financial institution, and see if they will offer you a mortgage. Once you have received an offer from them, we then suggest that you advise them that you are going to shop around for the best mortgage rate and terms. You will very likely get a better rate than the one they originally offered to you. Then we recommend just one more step. Contact us and provide us with the best deal your bank has offered you. We will do the rest, contacting our large stable of lenders to find a better mortgage for you. One extra step, that does not cost you anything, and you can have the peace of mind that whichever mortgage you choose to go with, even if it is the one from the nice lady at the bank, it is indeed competitive and provides you with the lowest risk and greatest financial stability. It is that easy. We're here to help. Kenneth and Aiesha1firstname.lastname@example.org@fairmortgagesolutions.com
Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 1/4 per cent
The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 1/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Recent data have been strong, inflation is close to target, and the economy is operating roughly at capacity. However, uncertainty surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is clouding the economic outlook.
The global economy continues to strengthen, with growth expected to average 3 1/2 per cent over the projection horizon. Growth in advanced economies is projected to be stronger than in the Banks October Monetary Policy Report(MPR). In particular, there are signs of increasing momentum in the US economy, which will be boosted further by recent tax changes. Global commodity prices are higher, although the benefits to Canada are being diluted by wider spreads between benchmark world and Canadian oil prices.
In Canada, real GDP growth is expected to slow to 2.2 per cent in 2018 and 1.6 per cent in 2019, following an estimated 3.0 per cent in 2017. Growth is expected to remain above potential through the first quarter of 2018 and then slow to a rate close to potential for the rest of the projection horizon.
Fourth Quarter Housing Market Trends Seal 2017 as ‘the Year of the Condo’
According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey, Canadas residential real estate market saw strong, but slowing year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter of 2017. While year-over-year aggregate appreciation remained high in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Greater Vancouver, two-storey and bungalow home values softened in the GTA, slightly declining on a quarter-over-quarter basis. Meanwhile, in both Greater Vancouver and the GTA, condominium prices continued to outpace all other property types, primarily due to growing affordability constraints within these markets.
The Royal LePage National House Price Composite, compiled from proprietary property data in 53 of the nations largest real estate markets, showed that the price of a home in Canada increased 10.8 per cent year-over-year to $626,042 in the fourth quarter of 2017. When broken out by housing type, the median price of a two-storey home rose 11.1 per cent year-over-year to $741,924, and the median price of a bungalow climbed 7.1 per cent to $522,963.
During the same period, the median price of a condominium appreciated faster than any other housing type studied, rising 14.3 per cent to $420,823 on a year-over-year basis. This trend was predominantly driven by the significant price gains witnessed in many of the countrys largest condominium markets. In the GTA, the median price of a condominium increased 19.5 per cent year-over-year to $476,421, while in the City of Toronto, the segment saw a similar gain of 19.6 per cent year-over-year to $515,578. In Greater Vancouver, condominiums also followed a similar price trajectory during the quarter, rising 20.2 per cent to $651,885, while the median price of a condominium unit in the City of Vancouver rose 18.7 per cent to $775,806. Many suburban markets across the GTA and Lower Mainland of British Columbia posted strong year-over-year condominium price gains of 20 per cent or more as well, with the segment appreciating at a faster rate than detached homes, which had previously led the charge.
To prospective homeowners in our largest cities, condominiums represent the last bastion of affordability, said Phil Soper, president and CEO, Royal LePage. This is especially true for first-time buyers whose purchasing power has been reduced by tightening mortgage regulations. Click here for more.