Fixed mortgage rates are rising. What’s the deal?

General Christopher Rooke 20 Apr

Many people have mortgage renewals on the horizon and have been waiting with anticipation for interest rates to fall.  You keep hearing that they will but then you see the five year fixed rates rising?  What’s going on here?  For more insight into this and where fixed rates are going in the short term click […]

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Still no recession in Canada

General Christopher Rooke 29 Feb

For those that follow the Gross Domestic Product  (GDP) figures, the lastest numbers show a slightly better than expected result and Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist for Dominion Lending Centres, explains how she believes this will influence the trend setting Bank of Canada rate when they meet on March 6th.     Still No Recession In […]

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Good News On the Inflation Front Suggests Policy Rates Have Peaked

General Christopher Rooke 21 Nov

According to Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist for Dominion Lending Centres, the Bank of Canada expects the Consumer Price Index to average 3.5% through mid 2024 and is forecasting hitting its 2% target in the second half of 2025.  With these indicators in mind, it appears that we have seen the peak in rates and […]

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Interest Rates Will Stay Higher For Longer

General Christopher Rooke 12 Jul

The Bank of Canada hiked the overnight rate for the tenth time today to a 22-year high of 5%. They also postponed their forecast of when inflation will hit the 2% target by six months to mid-2025. This means interest rates will stay higher for longer.   The Bank of Canada increased the overnight policy […]

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It’s a Close Call Which Way the Bank Will Go

General Christopher Rooke 7 Jul

Will the Bank of Canada raise its benchmark interest rate yet again when they meet on July 12th?  The latest unemployment figures show that unmemployment was up a modest 0.2% this month but Canada also added 60,000 jobs which continues to fuel economic growth.  Mixed signals indeed!  So, will we see in increase in the […]

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Good News Is Bad News For The Bank Of Canada

General Christopher Rooke 1 Jun

I thought you might find this article and Dr. Sherry Cooper’s insights particularly interesting since we have been experiencing a pause in the Bank of Canada rate hikes. She discusses a number of factors that might cause the Bank of Canada to raise rates once again when they meet on June 7th.     The […]

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In Search of Financial Wellness?

General Christopher Rooke 29 May

How would you rate your “financial wellness”?  What exactly is financial wellness and how does it impact your stress level and your mental health?  Could the impact of poor financial health be taking a greater toll than you realize?  Click the link below to learn more about what you can do to better understand the […]

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The Spring Housing Market

General Christopher Rooke 16 May

Is the lack of inventory in the housing market driving prices to the point that entry is difficult for many?   Prices rose pretty much accross the board in April and the growth in our population is another added factor as people search for homes.  See the MLS Home Price Index to see how home prices […]

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