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January News and Rate Advisor

Welcome to the January issue of the News & Rate Advisor.

Current Discount Mortgage Rates Jan 2017
Variable Rate 2.25%
1 Year 2.29%
2 Year 2.29%
3 Year 2.44%
4 Year 2.59%
5 Year 2.74%
7 Year 3.19%
10 Year 3.69%
Prime Rate 2.70%

Canadian Qualifying Rate Jan 2017
Rate 4.64%
Source: Bank of Canada

Current Posted Mortgage Rates Jan 2017 Jan 2016 Jan 2015
1 Year 3.14% 3.14% 3.14%
3 Year 3.39% 3.39% 3.44%
5 Year 4.64% 4.64% 4.79%
Source: Bank of Canada

Nationwide Building Permits Nov 2016 Nov 2015 Nov 2014
Residential $5,139,055,000 $4,002,881,000 $4,382,756,000
Commercial $2,625,521,000 $2,214,399,000 $2,218,621,000
Total $7,764,576,000 $6,217,280,000 $6,601,377,000
Source: Stats Canada - preliminary figures

Current Bank of Canada Rate & Prime Rates Jan 2017 Jan 2016 Jan 2015
Bank Rate 0.75% 0.75% 1.00%
Prime Rate 2.70% 2.70% 2.85%
Source: Bank of Canada



Average House Prices by City Nov 2016 Nov 2015 Nov 2014
Yellowknife $423,222 $423,788 $205,500
Vancouver $895,084 $930,652 $801,450
Victoria $639,687 $495,209 $466,453
Edmonton $373,174 $369,559 $381,371
Calgary $468,659 $444,959 $462,031
Saskatoon $335,660 $339,465 $346,015
Regina $297,980 $309,240 $298,290
Toronto $776,684 $632,685 $577,936
Hamilton-Burlington $510,475 $431,566 $398,590
Ottawa-Carleton $379,343 $363,117 $358,196
Quebec City $259,562 $262,765 $265,825
Montreal $366,956 $346,723 $345,032
Fredericton $172,925 $158,857 $146,242
Saint John $168,865 $175,829 $191,082
Halifax-Dartmouth $282,700 $296,205 $266,362
Winnipeg $279,557 $278,134 $266,945
Source: CREA - Most Recent Month Reported

Average House Prices by Province Nov 2016 Nov 2015 Nov 2014
National $489,591 $456,186 $413,649
Yukon $289,312 $343,942 $242,694
Northwest Territories $423,222 $423,788 $205,500
British Columbia $625,871 $668,317 $574,694
Alberta $395,648 $385,430 $407,071
Saskatchewan $292,303 $294,110 $295,487
Manitoba $282,511 $271,045 $261,180
Ontario $571,696 $471,224 $433,561
Quebec $291,232 $283,560 $279,014
New Brunswick $158,295 $155,127 $160,766
Prince Edward Island $165,406 $167,875 $180,487
Nova Scotia $218,332 $216,717 $206,251
Newfoundland $265,395 $271,918 $273,177
Source: CREA - Most Recent Month Reported

Financial News
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Bank of Canada warns of 'consequences' if Trump protectionist policies materialize

18 Jan 2017 12:59:59 -0500

The Bank of Canada is warning there will
be “material consequences” for trade if
protectionist policies under U.S.
president-elect Donald Trump come to
fruition.

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Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 jobs in the U.S.

17 Jan 2017 14:54:27 -0500

Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations.

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Starbucks Canada video baristas latest attempt to lure more Canadians to drive-thru windows

14 Jan 2017 08:01:46 -0500

Starbucks Canada is installing two-way video links between baristas and drive-thru customers in what experts call the latest attempt to lure more consumers into the fast-food lane.

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Postmedia posts first-quarter profit, boosted by debt restructuring deal

12 Jan 2017 21:27:33 -0500

Canada's largest newspaper company, Postmedia Network Canada Corp., reported a profit of $17.1 million in the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, but says it will keep cutting costs as steep declines in its print revenue continue and growth in digital revenue remains lukewarm.

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Demise of Shomi takes bite out of Shaw

12 Jan 2017 11:17:53 -0500

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) saw its first-quarter profit cut to less than half what it was a year ago, hurt by the demise of Shomi — its video streaming joint venture with Rogers Communications (TSX:SJR.B).

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Some of Our Featured Mortgage Rates

 

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Variable Rate Mortgage As low as 2.30%
3 Year Closed Rate As low as 2.39%
5 Year Closed Rate Mortgage As low as 2.64%
Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC Up To 80%) As low as Prime +.50%
10 Year Closed Term 

As low as 3.84%

Rates and terms subject to change without notice, conditions may apply.

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New to Canada Mortgage Program

The New to Canada Mortgage allows qualified home buyers  who have immigrated to Canada from another country, or have  been transferred here by an employer, to qualify for mortgage  insurance with as little as a 5% down payment.

Quick Details of the program - good credit or no credit history is allowed  as this program allows limited Credit history.

  • Must be in Canada for less than 5 years
  • Must have at least 3 months Canadian employment, no probation
  • Must have either a working visa or permanent status (9 SIN allowed, must prove legally allowed to be in Canada)If no credit and 5% DP - alternative sources of credit required (as per high ratio insurer guidelines)
    • Working visa minimum 10% down from own sources
    • Permanent Status 5% down from own sources

Call me to find out all the program details and if you qualify for this program!

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