June 30th Mortgage Industry Update

June 30th, 2020 Mortgage Industry Update The Bank of Canada announced on June 3rd that its overnight lending rate will remain at 0.25%. The prime rate remains 2.45%. The possibility of further rate reductions remains unclear at this time as the economy deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally this week:– Borrowell survey: 35% of Canadians have missed at least one bill payment since COVID-19, 68% of delinquencies stemming from lack of funds. 53% burdened with anxiety about their finances, and 63% said that ... Read more

June 23rd Mortgage Industry Update

June 23rd, 2020 Mortgage Industry Update The Bank of Canada announced on June 3rd that its overnight lending rate will remain at 0.25%. The prime rate remains 2.45%. The possibility of further rate reductions remains unclear at this time as the economy deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally this week:– New Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem on COVID-19 and interest rates: Rates would only go up once Canada is well into an economic recovery, which is still a long way off. “But ... Read more

June 16th Mortgage Industry Update

June 16th, 2020 Mortgage Industry Update The Bank of Canada announced on June 3rd that its overnight lending rate will remain at 0.25%. The prime rate remains 2.45%. The possibility of further rate reductions remains unclear at this time as the economy deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally this week:– Rentals.ca: Average rent for apartments and condo units in March, April and May has decreased. In May, average rent in Toronto declined by 0.5% to $2,290 per month, which followed a decline of ... Read more

June 9th Mortgage Industry Update

June 9th, 2020 Mortgage Industry Update The Bank of Canada announced on June 3rd that its overnight lending rate will remain at 0.25%. The prime rate remains 2.45%. The possibility of further rate reductions remains unclear at this time as the economy deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally this week:– Zoocasa: There were a total of 532 new listings in Mississauga in April and 260 home sales; a steep 72% year-over-year decline. Average home prices in Mississauga grew faster than the regional average ... Read more

June 2nd Mortgage Industry Update

June 2nd, 2020 Mortgage Industry Update The Bank of Canada announced on April 15th that its overnight lending rate will remain at 0.25%. The prime rate remains 2.45%. The possibility of further rate reductions remains unclear at this time as the economy deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally this week:– Ipsos survey: 27% of respondents are likely to buy a house in the GTA within the next 12 months. The most likely to purchase in the near future are young professionals aged 18 ... Read more
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