Economic recovery to power Alberta’s recreational property sales volume

26 Jun 2017

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: “Very little can replace the magnificent experiences and memories a recreational sanctuary away from the city can bring.”

Sales activity in Alberta’s recreational property market is set to experience a boost as an effect of a steadily …

Caution: Mortgage Rates Could Start Rising ‘As Soon As July’

16 Jun 2017

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Canada’s economy is red-hot these days. And that’s the principal reason why Canadians could see mortgage rates rising before the end of the year.

In the first quarter of this year, Canada recorded a 3.7-per-cent annualized pace …

Alberta set to lead gains for home sales

16 Jun 2017

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Alberta will see the largest percentage increase in Canadian home sales in 2017 but will remain below the 10-year average for the province.

An updated outlook from the Canadian Real Estate Association shows a 1.5 per cent …

Bank of Canada says next move likely an interest rate hike

12 Jun 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: The Bank of Canada offered its strongest signal yet that it’s ready to raise interest rates as the economy gathers steam, in surprise comments that sent the Canadian dollar and bond yields soaring.

In …

The benefits of homeownership

01 Jun 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: The nationwide housing affordability crisis has placed homeownership and public policy near the top of the national agenda. While most of the commentary has been focused on how government policy affects housing supply, other dimensions to …

Should you pay down your mortgage faster or invest?

31 May 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Is it better to pay down your mortgage faster or invest instead? With mortgage rates sitting at near-record lows, some borrowers have figured that the return on their invested dollar should exceed the guaranteed savings from making …

Here’s what you need to know before buying your first home

30 May 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: So you want to buy your first home — time to go shopping, right?

Unfortunately, buying a home isn’t like purchasing a sweater at a department store. You can’t just walk up to a counter, hand over your credit …

Strong demand will keep housing market buoyant says economist poll

29 May 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Measures designed to cool the housing market and the issues surrounding mortgage lender Home Capital will not damage the Canadian housing market according to a poll of economists.

Low interest rates and strong demand will keep the …

Genworth exec’s insights on making level-headed home buying choices

11 May 2017
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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Having people knowledgeable of the market and the process could help take away some of the stress that can be involve in buying a house. At CML Canadian Mortgage Lender, we are dedicated to assisting clients …

First time buyers still value housing as wise decision

09 May 2017
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Property should form part of any well diversified investment portfolio, and our office thoroughly believes in the value of intelligent leveraging.  Many home owners continue to believe that property ownership remains a good investment.  Besides, everyone …

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