Bank of Canada – October Rate Decision

The Bank of Canada (BoC) yesterday decided to hold its overnight policy interest rate at 5.00%. The decision is good news to borrowers who’ve seen mortgage costs climb since March 2022. Having said that, the BofC core inflation metrics show minimal decline, leading them to continue their quantitative tightening policy. Below is a summary of […]

Metro Vancouver Housing Update: September 2023

Metro Vancouver Housing Update: September 2023 The Metro Vancouver housing market witnessed a shift in September. While the year started with rapid price gains, the fall season has brought a more balanced market. Here’s a snapshot: Sales: Residential home sales reached 1,926, marking a 13.2% increase from September 2022 but 26.3% below the 10-year average. […]

Unlocking the Power of Langley Mortgages: Exploring Reverse Mortgage Loans

Whether you’re a homeowner in Langley or simply interested in understanding the potential benefits of reverse loans, this page is your go-to resource for valuable insights and information. Our mortgage professionals are here to guide you through the intricacies of reverse loans, helping you unlock new financial possibilities and enjoy the peace of mind you […]

Bank of Canada Raises Prime Lending Rate by 50 bps

Summary The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark rate by a further 50 basis points on Wednesday, bringing it to 4.25% in a move that signalled the first time it has hit the 4% mark since 2008. However, The Bank of Canada’s “very encouraging” language in its latest policy rate announcement indicates that it could […]

Canadian Real Estate in October 2022: An In-Depth Analysis

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2022 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged a little higher in October 2022. Highlights National home sales were up 1.3% on a month-over-month basis in October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) monthly activity came in 36% below October 2021. The number of newly […]

Understanding the Dynamics: Residential Home Sales Trends in Greater Vancouver

Introduction The housing market is a dynamic entity, influenced by a myriad of factors ranging from economic conditions to policy changes. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) provides regular updates on residential home sales, offering insights into the market’s health and trajectory. In this article, we will dissect the figures for October 2022, […]

Housing prices remain soft, sales flat, throughout the Fraser Valley

SURREY, BC – Fraser Valley housing market sales for October remained relatively unchanged from last month asprices dipped slightly across all categories. In October, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 901 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®),an increase of 0.4 per cent compared to last month and a 53.5 per cent decrease […]

The Best Neighbourhoods to Live: 5 Questions to Ask

It’s hard to find a place you’d be happy to call home. There are so many elements to consider beyond the number of rooms, size of the closets and quality of the fixtures – like whether or not the neighbourhood is the right fit for you and your family. Before calling up a Mortgage Broker […]

How Does a Mortgage Broker Help Me?

Buying and owning a home is a legally and financially complex undertaking. It’s never as simple as picking up an item and buying it from an online shop or a display stand. In fact, for most people, it’s the biggest financial transaction that many will have in their lifetime—and part of that transaction involves finding […]

Your Mortgage Application: 4 Tips for Getting Approved

You’ve finally found your dream home, and you can’t wait to live in it. But, before you can make your dream into a reality, you’ll need the money to buy it. Time to work on your mortgage application. Applying for a mortgage isn’t the easiest process to go through; after all, this is one of […]