Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mortgage Views: Retiring Debt & CAAMP Conference

Recent headlines carried news that shocked many: “Mortgage Debt Continues in Retirement!” The 21st Century has redefined “life after 65″ to include sex and brains that can – and must – be taught new tricks, so why the shock that … Read More »

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Mortgage Debt Doesn’t Worry Canadians – But They Fear For Others

Canadians believe that other people have taken on too much debt or that “a lot of Canadians became homeowners over the last few years who probably should not be homeowners.” But when it comes to their own finances, these same … Read More »

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Canada’s Low Interest Rates: Good News and Bad News

Canada’s mortgage interest rates have been near historically low levels for years, and because of current global economic conditions, rates are not expected to rise significantly until 2013. If you’re shopping for a mortgage, that’s great news. But an extended … Read More »

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Just Say No to Bidding Wars

Real estate sales are still booming in urban areas across Canada, as buyers get into the market before mortgage interest rates go up. With rates still hovering at near historic lows, it’s a great time to buy. However, it is … Read More »

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What Canadians Want: Housing Demand

Winter (and the threat of it) drives Canadians south of the border, not displeasure with their communities or way of life. Why don’t we build more housing attached to covered areas like shopping malls, entertainment centres, and urban underground shopping … Read More »

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