Slowdown in inflation supports interest rate pause next week, economists say

OTTAWA – Canada’s inflation rate edged down to 3.8 per cent last month as price pressures eased across the economy, setting the stage for the Bank of Canada to hold its key interest rate steady next week, economists say. Statistics Canada released its latest consumer price index report on Tuesday, […]

Mortgage renewing soon? Here are four strategies to reduce the financial pain

Globe and Mail ~ September 12th, 2023 Canadians renewing their mortgage in the next six to eight months face a three-pronged dilemma. For many, there’s the question of how to handle the financial shock from much larger mortgage payments, as homeowners renew at significantly higher interest rates. A year and […]

Renting vs. buying in today’s market: how monthly payments compare

Canadian Mortgage Trends ~ July 27th, 2023 A new study has found the cost of renting vs. buying comparable housing in select Canadian markets is nearly on par. In fact, the difference between renting and buying was less than $500 per month in 11 different markets, according to the report […]

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate again — and there may be more to come

CBC News ~ June 7th, 2023 The Bank of Canada decided to raise its benchmark interest rate to 4.75 per cent on Wednesday. It’s the first time that Canada’s central bank has raised its trend-setting interest rate since January, when the bank signalled it would conditionally pause its aggressive campaign […]

Canada’s home prices haven’t hit bottom yet, says CMHC

Financial Post ~ April 27th, 2023 Canadian home prices will continue to decline until the middle of 2023 before they bottom out and start rising again through 2025, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s latest housing market outlook. The national housing agency’s annual forecast, released April 27, predicts […]