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Bank of Canada holds key interest rate steady at 1.75%

Pete Evans – CBC The Bank of Canada has decided to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged while it digests the impact of its previous policy decisions and effect of drastically lower oil prices on the economy. The central bank revealed Wednesday it will keep its benchmark interest rate — known as the target for the…

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Time to relax mortgage regulations, Canada home builders urge

Natalie Wong, Bloomberg News Canada’s home builders are urging the federal government to loosen mortgage-lending restrictions that have helped cool housing markets this year. Executives at Mattamy Homes Ltd., North America’s largest closely held home builder, said the rules have brought about the desired soft landing and aren’t needed as much now that interest rates…

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Is a HELOC a Good Idea? Not Really. What You Need to Know

By – Robb Nelson Loans secured against your home have been the hot product for a while now at all major lenders. They are presented in the form of a HELOC, or Home Equity Line of Credit, and are frequently how lenders will suggest you finance any major loan whether it be to send your…

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Building Your New Home

Tips on Buying a New Home Home buying is an important personal decision and a big financial investment. You want to find the home that’s right for you and the builder who provides the best overall value and service. Home buyers and professional home builders agree there are a number of things you can do…

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3 issues facing the Canadian housing market in the final quarter of 2018

The third quarter of 2018 brought some warmth to the Canadian housing market, as both sales and prices began to inch upwards after months of cooling activity. But now a few weeks into the final quarter of the year, the market is facing some potential headwinds that could take things off course. This week, the…