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Three (OK, Two) Reasons Rates Will Not Hit 5%

Three (OK, Two) Reasons Rates Will Not Hit 5%

The link below is worth a read if you are concerned about rates, and I agree with two of three points. #2 not so much.   Short Version Inflation is non-existent The pain would NOT be catastrophic (As explained in past posts) New Mortgage Rules are the ‘New...
What about this recent Bank of Canada interest rate increase?

What about this recent Bank of Canada interest rate increase?

What about this recent Bank of Canada interest rate increase?   Short Version   I am not locking in myself I am staying variable For a variety of reasons   Long Version   If your discount from Prime (now 3.20%) is 0.50% or deeper – then the...
But They Said It Was Portable…

But They Said It Was Portable…

Short Version:   The question most often asked: ‘Is my mortgage portable?’   The answer most often given: ‘Yes.’   This answer is increasingly wrong.   In reality you qualify to move ~80% of the balance… maybe.   If you are thinking of: Moving...
Are interest rates taking off without you?

Are interest rates taking off without you?

The image is of an actual flight leaving without me July 14, 2017. Despite being given 90min extra due to a delay…I missed it! A first in 25 years of solo travel. I also missed calling this rate hike accurately. It was that kind of week folks.   Initial...
Life Is Variable, Perhaps Your Mortgage Should Be As Well

Life Is Variable, Perhaps Your Mortgage Should Be As Well

The case for variable has always been strong, although often a few misconceptions must be addressed to clarify why this is.   Economic good news is what pushes interest rates up, not economic bad news. When’s the last time the media reported consistent...