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Fixed Vs. Variable: the Train Is on the Tracks

Do you remember when you were a kid and you stood on the train tracks on a hot summer day peering into the distance for the coming train? Then suddenly, in the distance, a single light appeared suspended in mid air and the shape of a massive train hurdling towards you sent your heart ...

Monday Mortgage Minute March 8th Interest Rates

Although bond yields rose last Friday as of Monday March 8th Toronto Mortgage Interest rates remain unchanged. Over the weekend some lenders have warned of the possibility of fixed rate mortgages increasing. This weekend I decided to deliver my Monday Mortgage Minute from the slopes of Mont Tremblant Quebec, however I am back in ...

Toronto Mortgage Interest Rates March 1st 2010

To start the month, there is a new variable rate mortgage! I can now offer Prime minus 40 (1.85%) on 3 year variable mortgages. It was also announced after I recorded my video, that the 5 year fixed rate special that I was offering at 3.69% has been extended for closings up until April ...

P-.40 3 Year Variable Introduced by Merix Financial

Again Merix Financial is the first “kid on the block” to introduce a new variable rate. Fresh off the press Merix is now offering P-.40 on their 3 year variable rate mortgages! The effective mortgage interest rate is currently (2.25-0.40) = 1.85%. The mortgage is available for 90 days and is available to purchasers ...

Toronto Mortgage Interest Rate Minute February 22nd

Mortgage interest rates in Canada haven’t changed for the past two weeks. The bond yields have remained relatively stable and low which is good if you are in the mortgage market. Currently there is little pressure on rates so we should enjoy these current low interest rates for a while. Currently I can offer ...

Mortgage Reforms Announced This Week

This week Jim Flaherty and his Federal Department of Finance announced some important reforms to the rules governing mortgage qualification. See my reaction in the video