Tag: mortgage


Canada Mortgage Market Still Competitive

By: Elias Kellendonk

Among Canadian first-time home buyers, the percentage whom employ a mortgage broker has risen from 30 per cent in 2006 to 45 per cent in 2010.

Amortization Period

Questioning 35-Year Amortization

By: Elias Kellendonk

According to Canadian insurance providers, the average Canadian will pay their mortgage in less time than that provided by their amortization through the option of pre-payments.

Fixed Mortgage Rates

Canadian Banks Raise Fixed-Rates

By: Elias Kellendonk

TD Canada Trust and RBC have decided to increase mortgage rates on their five-year fixed rates by as much as 25 basis points


Filogix Expert, the Canadian Mortgage Broker’s Preferred Program

By: Elias Kellendonk

In the last three months, more than 14,000 different mortgage brokers and 77 lenders used Filogix Expert to submit their mortgage applications in Canada.

Mortgage Study

Canadians Shed Contradictory Opinions in Recent Mortgage Study

By: Elias Kellendonk

Canadians believe that people are taking on too much debt, yet believe that they are handling their own finances responsibly.

BMO Logo

BMO States Pricey Houses are not Sign of Bubble

By: Elias Kellendonk

Housing values in Canada are merely “overvalued”, not facing a housing bubble on the verge of bursting.


The All-in-One Mortgage Calculator

By: Elias Kellendonk

Imagine a mortgage calculator so comprehensive that the least expensive route to home ownership becomes tangible before a commitment is made

CREA The Canadian Real Estate Association

Canadian Real Estate Association’s Anti-Competitive Rules Crushed

By: Elias Kellendonk

CERA’s 101 board representatives voted in overwhelming favour on an agreement that aims to eliminate anti-competitive rules in the home selling arena.

Collateral Mortgage, CanEquity

Big Bank Launches Collateral Mortgage to Spur Market; Takers Will Be Bound

By: Elias Kellendonk

What is TD’s strategy to stay afloat in a competitive mortgage market which has seen the Canadian home buyer’s business increasingly shifted towards mortgage brokers?

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