19 Jan

Residential Market Update – January 17, 2018

General

Posted by: Adriaan Driessen

Market Commentary CREA Stats Home sales ended 2017 with a rise in sales ahead of the mortgage stress test which came in at the start of the New Year. The Canadian Real Estate Association says that there was a 4.5% increase in nationwide home sales in December compared with November, marking their fifth consecutive monthly […]

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19 Dec

Mortgage London Ontario – Broker VS Bank: What Should You Do?

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Adriaan Driessen

We all know life can get very busy, and having to deal with additional situations – such as a mortgage – can be very time consuming, stressful and sometimes cumbersome. Working with the right Mortgage Professional is a significant factor in the outcome of your experience. Firstly, you need to ensure that you are working […]

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6 Dec

Residential Market Update December 6, 2017

General

Posted by: Adriaan Driessen

 OSFI MORTGAGE CHANGES ARE COMING As many of you may remember, this past October the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued a revision to Guideline B-20 . The changes will go into effect on January 1, 2018 but lenders are expecting to roll this rules out to their consumers between December 7th – 15th, and will […]

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29 Nov

Residential Market Update November 29, 2017

General

Posted by: Adriaan Driessen

Market Commentary Climbing home sales suggest a soft landing. The October read on home sales and prices has returned words like “balance” and “soft landing” to the conversations of market watchers. The Canadian Real Estate Association reports home sales edged up 0.9% in October compared to September, for a third straight month of gains.  But […]

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15 Nov

How a London Mortgage Broker Can Help You

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Adriaan Driessen

You’ve found the home of your dreams and you want to buy it. Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, you now need a mortgage in order to act on it. When it comes to something as big as a mortgage, it’s incredibly important that you work with a professional who can guide you through the process and ensure […]

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15 Nov

Residential Market Update November 15, 2017

General

Posted by: Adriaan Driessen

Update to the OSFI New Mortgage Rule Changes Effective January 1, 2018 The Qualifying Rate for all Conventional/ Uninsured Mortgages:   •The Highest contract rate + 2% Or •The Bank of Canada benchmark rate   For all High Ratio Applications, qualification will remains unchanged, the greater of the Contract Rate or Bank of Canada Benchmark Rate […]

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