Bank of Canada still likely to cut rates in June: CIBC’s Tal

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 11 Mar

The Bank of Canada gave no indication in its March announcement that interest rates are set to fall soon – but the central bank is still likely to cut in June, according to CIBC deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal (pictured) as mentioned by Canadian Mortgae Professionals, CMP. Yesterday’s statement saw the Bank maintain its benchmark […]

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Quantitative Tightening – When Will the Paint Dry?

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 22 Feb

Global financial markets faced unprecedented disruption when economies shut down in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. To support financial markets, the Bank of Canada launched 10 liquidity facilities and asset purchase programs. As markets recovered from the initial shock, the central bank refocused their operations from ensuring that markets functioned to using these tools […]

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Residential Market Update

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 29 Jan

      Canada’s latest inflation numbers were not the sign anyone hoping for lower interest rates was looking for.  Headline inflation, also known as the Consumer Price Index, rose to 3.4% in December, up from 3.1% in November.  Much of the increase was driven by high rents and increasing mortgage costs as report says […]

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How to reduce stress when purchasing a home

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 28 Jul

      Home buyers report a variety of feelings when it comes to financing a new home. According to the 2019 CMHC consumer report, most borrowers reported feeling “happy” or “excited” about their purchase, but over one-third of borrowers also said that buying made them feel stressed. Additionally, 42% of buyers felt uncertain about the […]

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Residential Market Commentary – June jump for housing starts

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 25 Jul

Housing starts in Canada bounced back in June, reversing a string of declines dating back to November of last year as mentioned by First National Financial LP Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reports the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts totalled 281,373 units in June, up from 200,018 in May. The increase was led […]

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Five signs a neighbourhood could be right for you

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 5 Jul

      When you’re ready to enter the housing market as a first-time home buyer, one key part of the home-buying process is choosing the right neighbourhood to live in. After all, your neighbourhood choice can have a significant impact on the types of property that are available to you, the cost of homeownership and […]

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The Story Behind the Numbers

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 29 Jun

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the year – and what a year it’s been. There have been ups and downs and more than a few surprises, the latest being the Bank of Canada’s decision to end its rate pause. On June 7, the Bank increased its overnight rate by 25 basis points to […]

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Five ways you can protect yourself from fraud

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 8 May

      From cloud storage and 5G connection speeds to chatbots and augmented reality, new developments in internet technology have made life a lot more convenient for many Canadians. However, the same technology has also enabled criminals to create ever more sophisticated ways to steal your information to use in scams and fraud. This […]

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Anticipating a New Set of Mortgage Regulations

General Kaveh Seyedsagha 2 May

April is typically a very busy month for the mortgage industry, and this year has been no different. After a rapid series of interest rate hikes put a chill on real estate activity over the past year, the market is showing early signs of recovery. As CMI(Canadian Mortgage Investments) mentions, Demand for private mortgages is […]

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