Archive for: November 2014

The long run looks good for Alberta

Filed under: Mortgage - 20 Nov 2014

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  While the prospect of cheaper oil today may not be ideal for Alberta’s producers, oil sands investment should still remain profitable in the long run.
In late October, Goldman Sachs’ US$75 oil prediction took the media by …

Employment growth has been about quantity and quality

Filed under: Mortgage - 18 Nov 2014

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Alberta and Saskatchewan have seen employment for both full-time and part-time workers increase at a far greater pace than the national average.

The strong jobs report on Friday of last week helped ease the concern that Canada’s …

Tips to make your mortgage renewal work for you

Filed under: Mortgage - 13 Nov 2014

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Here are some things you should know about mortgage renewals.

In a Manulife survey in 2011, almost 2 out of 3 respondents failed to compare mortgage products and rates from various lenders when their mortgage came up for …

Alberta’s hot housing market expected to cool

Filed under: Mortgage - 06 Nov 2014

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Although demand for resale homes in Edmonton and Calgary will continue to remain robust, as employment and migration gains slow and interest rates rise, sales in the resale market will start to cool too.

The frenzied housing …