June 7th Mortgage Industry Update
June 7th, 2016 Mortgage Industry Update
The Bank of Canada announced on May 25th that it’s overnight lending rate will remain at 0.50%. The prime rate remains at 2.70%. Most fixed rates have also slightly declined and become stable.
Additionally this week:
– TREB: Number of new listings in April dropped by nearly 10% on a year-over-year basis. 12,870 homes sold in May, 11% higher than last year.
– National Bank CEO: Canadian mortgage down payments should return “over time” to 10% from 5% for all homes to help cool soaring prices.
– Scotiabank CEO: “We just took our foot off the gas the last couple quarters in terms of mortgage growth… in terms of Vancouver and Toronto.”
– CMHC: Mortgage rates are expected to rise moderately from current levels in the first half of 2017. Sales are expected to slow as well.
– Royal Bank of Canada says that the probability of a nationwide downturn in the condo housing market is low.
Stay tuned for the next update!
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