Archive for: March 2015

Alberta’s 2015 slowdown

Filed under: Mortgage - 31 Mar 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Unlike a few other forecasts that are calling for recession, ATB Financial is still forecasting a small amount of growth this year.

Today, ATB Financial is releasing its latest Alberta Economic Outlook for the second quarter …

Lumber production helps Alberta’s forestry sector advance

Filed under: Mortgage - 24 Mar 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  At a time when many skilled labour jobs are being reduced, forestry’s continued growth means that demand for skilled trades-women and men could pick up.

Alberta’s forestry sector continued to flex its muscles during the third quarter …

Calgary’s top neighbourhoods

Filed under: Mortgage - 16 Mar 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  The slide in Calgary’s housing market is a hot topic these days, but most Calgarians aren’t too worried. Certainly, the oil slump will dampen home prices in the short term, but Alberta’s largest city is a …

ATB survey shows continued consumer confidence

Filed under: Mortgage - 09 Mar 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  The good news is that it appears as though the tough economic conditions promised to the public haven’t yet hit home.

The results from ATB Financial’s bi-weekly Ear to the Ground survey show Albertans remain confident and …

Collateral Charge Undercover – Chapter 2

Filed under: Mortgage - 03 Mar 2015

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Get unbiased and trusted advice from your local neighbourhood Mortgage Broker.

CBC’s Marketplace is out with a new undercover report on collateral charge mortgages.

The consumer affairs program found some bank reps who …