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Online mortgage lending

By: The Super Broker

Whether you’re looking to purchase a property or refinance a current mortgage, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to obtaining home loans.

Homebuyers looking to take advantage of low mortgage rates

By: The Super Broker

It seems like not a day can go buy without some industry observer proclaiming that the sky is falling in the Canadian real estate market. However, if data from the Bank of Montreal is to be believed, maybe the end times aren't as certain as some may think. While it's no secret that the housing …

New Canadians make excellent market for mortgage brokers

By: The Super Broker

Moving to a new country can be a challenge. There can be language barriers, new ways of life and important necessities to figure out. One of those is securing housing. Statistics Canada said that immigrants account for more  than one in five Canadians and that by 2055, immigrants will make up 90 percent of Canada's population …

Cash back mortgages

By: The Super Broker

Cash back mortgages allow borrowers to receive money back after the closing of a home loan.

Home prices continue upward trend

By: The Super Broker

It seems that recent good news regarding the Canadian real estate market wasn’t an isolated incident, as new data shows home prices are on the rise.

Pre-approvals and rate holds in home loans

By: The Super Broker

When it comes to getting a home mortgage approved, "pre-approval" can be one of the trickiest factors in determining mortgage rates. With the housing market always at least somewhat in flux, many people looking to buy turn to pre-approval as a way to find a preferred rate as they search for a home. But even …

CMHC consumer survey sheds light on mortgage process

By: The Super Broker

When evaluating the mortgage market, one of the best ways to understand how the industry is faring is to look at the ways consumers are going about the process of finding a mortgage. The manner in which borrowers react to rules and regulations, use various tools to search for mortgage information (including lender websites and …

Over Half of Canadian Retirees Are in Debt, but That Doesn’t Have to Include You

By: Elias Kellendonk

A recent poll done by CIBC and Harris/Decima has found that 59% of Canadian retirees are still in debt. Worse yet, the poll finds that 55% of people that carry debt into retirement have seen their debt levels either increase or remain unchanged over the past year. As you can imagine, it only becomes more …

Department of Finance rules lead to fewer first-time home loans

By: The Super Broker

Rules issued by the Department of Finance last year that tightened mortgage standards appear to be having their intended effect, slightly suppressing demand by first-time buyers, especially in British Columbia. While approximately 20 percent of people across Canada who were looking to secure first-time home loans delayed such a move due to the new rules, …

Creeping mortgage rates are part of housing market's soft landing

By: The Super Broker

The reports of the demise of Canada's housing sector appear to have been greatly exaggerated. According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey, housing prices across the country continue to post relatively modest gains, and home loans have been kept in check, leading to market stability. And, defying those who had predicted an imminent collapse, …

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