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Bank of Canada will keep present level of policy rate until inflation objective is achieved, recalibrates its quantitative easing programThe Bank of Canada today maintained the target of its for the overnight price on the highly effective lower bound of ¼ %, with the Bank Rate at ½ % along with the deposit rate at
Fixed or adjustable – it is the ongoing mortgage product decision many mortgage buyers are faced with. And it has only been made more complex since the beginning of the pandemic.Towards the second half of 2019, variable rates have been the most obvious and popular choice. But a great deal has changed since then.In March,
Motions within the rental market are excellent signs of the state of housing affordability. When folks cannot find the money to purchase, they rent, and also when there is an influx of renters in a field with constrained housing supply, landlords are in a position to demand more. In Victoria we’re seeing increasingly low residential
The Canadian national mortgage benchmark qualifying rate, or stress-test rate, has dropped for the second time in the past three months after 5-year fixed posted rate cuts by Canada’s major banks. The qualifying rate is now 4.79%, down from 4.94%. The current benchmark rate of 4.79% is just 0.15% above the all-time 2017 low of 4.64%. 4.79%
On Friday afternoon March 13, 2020, Canadian policymakers from the Department of Finance, the Bank of Canada and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced a coordinated response to alleviate economic stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency measures, which are intended to ensure that the Canadian financial system has sufficient liquidity,
Bloomberg Canada – July 19, 2019 The Bank of Canada has lowered the rate used by mortgage stress tests, used to qualify homeowners for mortgage borrowing limits, for the first time in three years. The central bank’s five-year benchmark qualifying rate is now 5.19 per cent, down from 5.34 per cent. It’s the first decrease