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Canada’s big banks cut prime lending rate to 2.85%, failing to match BoC move

Date Posted: January 28, 2015

The recent 15 basis-point cut from many Canadian Banks, reducing prime from 3% to 2.85%, was a surprise because it didn't fully match the Bank of Canada's 25-point reduction. Read more...

Canadian banks on brink of mortgage price war

Date Posted: January 27, 2015

Canada’s major banks are heading into a renewed mortgage price war in the wake of the Bank of Canada’s surprise decision to cut interest rates. Read more...

The Real Estate and Mortgage Show - January 24

Date Posted: January 26, 2015

Steve Gregory and Paul Rushforth are joined by Barb Kramer, Mortgage Agent at Mortgage Brokers Ottawa filling in for Frank Napolitano on the latest Real Estate and Mortgage Show. Read more...

Bank of Canada shocks market with rate cut

Date Posted: January 21, 2015

The Bank of Canada announced a surprise quarter percentagepoint cut to its key interest rate Wednesday – a move it calls “insurance” against the potentially destructive effects of the oil price collapse. Read more...

CTV Morning Live: Mortgage Minute - January 20

Date Posted: January 20, 2015

Frank Napolitano joins Jeff Hopper on CTV Morning Live to share a few useful tips on how to pay off debt using the equity in your home. Read more...

Why Canadians can expect low interest rates for longer — much longer

Date Posted: January 20, 2015

Don’t look for another interest rate hike for two more years; in fact, there is a one in three chance the Bank of Canada will actually cut rates before the end of this year, Morgan Stanley predicts. Read more...

The Real Estate and Mortgage Show - January 17

Date Posted: January 19, 2015

Steve Gregory, Frank Napolitano and Paul Rushforth are joined by Barb Kramer, Mortgage Agent at Mortgage Brokers Ottawa on the latest Real Estate and Mortgage Show. Read more...

Want a $25,000 gazebo? The cost of home renovations is soaring

Date Posted: January 15, 2015

The cost of these projects cost ranged, for the most part, between $3,000 and $25,000. When considering whether you can afford to own a home, remember to leave room for gazebos and other renovations. Read more...

Real estate flippers beware, the taxman is watching

Date Posted: January 13, 2015

With the economy in turbulence, some Canadians have openly started to wonder whether our housing market may be next. Despite that possible scenario, the temptation to buy, renovate and then sell real estate at a profit is still irresistible for many. Read more...

The Real Estate and Mortgage Show - January 10

Date Posted: January 12, 2015

Steve Gregory, Paul Rushforth & Frank Napolitano are joined by Barb Kramer, Mortgage Agent at Mortgage Brokers Ottawa on the latest Real Estate and Mortgage Show. Read more...