By

Ross Taylor
Some experts say they aren’t yet seeing other symptoms of froth such as speculative buying, looser lending standards or a run-up in land prices. Canada’s central bank and finance ministry say there isn’t currently any reason for alarm. But some economists who are concerned point out that home prices are rising far faster than other...
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If  you do, then the following website has lots of useful information for you. Check them out and if you want more of this sort of thing, you can then go to www.bdc.ca for more. START UP BUSINESS RESOURCE WEBSITE : http://www.startupshop.ca/ Any questions or comments, you can reach me at rosst@rosstaylor.org or you can call me at 416...
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My thanks to Mark Wiesleder for his very useful article published in today’s Toronto Star February 05, 2010 Mark Weisleder Special to the Star One of the side issues in the recent bidding wars in cities across Canada is that buyers and sellers are not taking the necessary time to review and understand what is...
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RateSupermarket.ca’s panel of financial gurus believe we could possibly see lower fixed mortgage rates and bigger variable rate discounts to prime TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ – RateSupermarket.ca, Canada’s rate comparison website for personal finance products such as mortgages and insurance, has announced the results of their Mortgage Rate Outlook Panel for February 2010. The results...
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Many of us recall the glory days of variable mortgage rates – prime less 0.95 or even prime less 1.1%. As such, many clients who now want a variable mortgage are reluctant to commit to a five year term today – in case the discount improves soon. Street Capital recently came out with a one year...
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A tale of two real estate markets In Canada, damn our winters, it’s always been tough to sell a home this time of year. Not listing your house in the winter has even turned into a real estate rule of thumb. Traditionally, the market just dries up. So you can imagine the surprise of many...
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Bank of Canada takes stance on housing bubble Tuesday, 12 January 2010 A Bank of Canada official called talks of a Canadian housing bubble premature in a speech in Edmonton Monday, adding higher interest rates are not the solution to cooling the current surge in housing demand and prices. “If the bank were to raise...
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The end of free money: Investors had better get used to the idea of rising rates Paul Vieira, Financial Post Published: Friday, January 08, 2010 Mark Blinch/Reuters Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of Canada, would dearly like to avoid raising rates before his U.S. counterpart for fear of further appreciation in the Canadian...
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I read this interview of Gail Vaz-Oxlade in today’s Saturday Star – and it really resonated with me. Her mantra is simple yet practical advice for all. The part I liked best was when Gail says you should NOT pay off all your debts before you begin to save. So with thanks to the Star...
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We have word that the Canadian bond market rates are going up, which means mortgage rates will follow suit. If you are shopping for a mortgage, try to get a commitment issued asap. Ross
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