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1 Year 3.19%
2 Years 3.04%
3 Years 2.99%
4 Years 2.99%
5 Years 2.74%
7 Years 2.99%
10 Years 3.09%
6 Months Open 6.70%
1 Year Open 4.45%
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Robert Hooper Manager/Partner

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                 My name is Robert Hooper, and I am the Managing/Partner at Verico-Fair Mortgage Solutions Inc. We have successfully built a grassroots type business that relies on community involvement, knowing our clients inside and out and what products they may be interested in. I have worked with Equifax and I know everything there is to know about credit. I will help you rebuild credit or maintain a positive cash flow that allows you to have a stress-free financial situation. I am a guide, an advocate, and become very involved and consumed by my business. My clients respect for me, their trust in me is key to my success, I have given people the power to fulfill their desires and together we can make a plan to conquer any daunting obstacle. I have helped people in many different ways and for many different reasons. Anything from a typical first-time home buyer, giving them the knowledge and preparedness for their new responsibility to be a successful endeavor. To managing substantial property tax, and mortgage arrears for clients that have multiple properties and incomes. Each story is different, so let me hear your story and give me the opportunity to help.

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Minister Morneau announces new benchmark rate for qualifying insured mortgages

For many Canadians, their home is the most important investment they will make in their lifetime. That is why the Government of Canada has introduced measures to help more Canadians achieve their housing needs while also taking measured actions to contain risks in the housing market. A stable and healthy housing market is part of a strong economy, which is vital to building and supporting a strong middle class. Today, Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, announced changes to the benchmark rate used to determine the minimum qualifying rate for insured mortgages, also known as the stress test. These changes will come into effect on April 6, 2020. The new benchmark rate will be the weekly median 5-year fixed insured mortgage rate from mortgage insurance applications, plus 2%. This follows a recent review by federal financial agencies which concluded that the minimum qualifying rate should be more dynamic to better reflect the evolution of market conditions. Overall, the review concluded that mortgage standards are working to ensure that home buyers are able to afford their homes even if interest rates rise, incomes change, or families are faced with unforeseen expenses. This adjustment to the stress test will allow it to be more representative of the mortgage rates offered by lenders and more responsive to market conditions. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) also announced today that it is considering the same new benchmark rate to determine the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages. OSFI is seeking input from interested stakeholders on this proposal before March 17, 2020.

The Contagion of Fear

Fears of a possible coronavirus pandemic are sweeping the world. Markets are jittery with little hard data to go on. With the first case now reported in Canada, many are recalling the 2003 SARS where Canada was one of the epicenters. Arguably the biggest (economic) lesson from that experience is that fear is the biggest risk to the outlook. The impact of the SARS pandemic on the Canadian economy is difficult to estimate, confounded as it was by the slowing US economy, the invasion of Iraq and other events, but the Bank of Canada estimated -0.6ppt hit to annualized growth in Q2-2003, or just over 0.1% on the level of GDP. While it is premature to predict the path of todays coronavirus outbreak, we estimate that a SARS-equivalent pandemic today could have a similar impact on the Canadian economy with an estimated hit of just over 0.1% on the level of GDP by mid-2020, at which point a pandemic should be contained. This estimate is subject to a significant degree of uncertainty with risks skewed to a potentially larger impact. The effect should not be significant enough to trigger a broader economic malaise, but could this finally push Governor Poloz over the line to proactively stimulate the economy in his next rate call? Source: https://www.scotiabank.com/content/dam/scotiabank/sub-brands/scotiabank-economics/english/documents/insights-views/2020-01-27_IV.pdf

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