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Market Commentary – 09/03/14

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   Are we heading for an economic “new normal” that sees slower economic growth and persistently lower interest rates? A growing number of long-range economic forecasts suggest the answer is yes. The latest report from one of the country’s big financial institutions forecasts Canada’s economic engine will be …

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Market Commentary – 08/29/14

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   The more you look into it the bigger the consensus seems to be: interest rates aren’t going anywhere until sometime in the second half of next year. The latest inflation figures, which showed a modest dip in the consumer price index, would seem to leave the Bank …

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Bank Mortgage Penalty Calculators

Mortgage Penalty Calculator

Banks are now mandated by law to provide easy to use mortgage penalty calculators.  Mortgage brokers have been pushing for this for years and we are very happy to see this come to fruition for our clients! Here is a list of calculators available to you online.  If you have more questions please feel free to contact me.

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November Newsletter

Mortgage Newsletter

November! Wow, it is already November!  Amazing how fast the time has gone this year with Christmas just around the corner.  I hope all of you are doing well.  My family has had a new addition since I last sent out a newsletter.  Lukas Mark was born at the beginning of September and has been keeping my wife and I …

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Market Commentary – 04/24/13

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   The latest policy announcement and monetary statement from the Bank of Canada amount to good news for mortgage borrowers. The Bank is holding its benchmark rate at 1% and has lowered expectations for economic growth. The Bank is maintaining its stance that the next rate move will …

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Spring Update & Free Money!

Mortgage Newsletter

Spring Update OK, so I am not exactly just handing out cash here but I certainly have your attention right?  Read on for details on how you can put more money in your pocket but first a few words on what is going on in the mortgage world of late. The real estate market has been picking up a little …

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Market Commentary – 02/21/13

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   Home sales in Canada appear to have successfully pulled out of the dive they went into back in July of last year. That was when the federal government tightened mortgage rules, reducing the maximum amortization period to 25 years. The January figures from the Canadian Real Estate …

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Market Commentary – 01/16/13

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP.   Speculation about the Bank of Canada’s interest rate policy is creeping back into the news again. There are suggestions the benchmark rate will be on its way up by the end of this year and the Central Bank isn’t doing anything to quell those notions.   The …

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Market Commentary – 01/09/13

Market Commentary from First National

Here is the latest market commentary provided by First National Financial LP. The latest reading by Statistics Canada puts Canadians’ household debt-to-income level at a whopping 164.7%.   That means on aggregate debts (short and long term) Canadians owe nearly $1.65 for every after-tax dollar they earn.   Canadians may feel uneasy at the attention this number is receiving, but …

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Happy New Year!

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year!  We were very busy over the holidays seeing lots of family, enjoying the little bit of white stuff we saw and playing with all the new toys we got for Christmas!  We are now back in the swing of things and excited for 2013 and all the great things to …

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