19. 09. 2013

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz Cheers Canada Onward and Upward

The Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gave a speech Wednesday at Vancouver’s Board of Trade. He told the audience about the ways that the Canadian economy was primed ready to return to growth....

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17. 09. 2013

Janet Yellen, Vice Chair Federal Reserve Board

With the withdrawal of front runner Lawrence Summers from the race to succeed Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, speculation increased that the job may go to the current Vice Chair,...

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06. 09. 2013

Where are Interest Rates Headed?

On Wednesday, the Bank of Canada released its target statement for the benchmark overnight interest rate. While it said they would continue to maintain it at 1%, the tone of the statement seemed to...

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07. 08. 2013

CMHC Caps Mortgage Guarantees

I will hand it to the government of Canada, they know how to time the release of bad news. Last year at this time while the real estate market was hot and prices...

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22. 06. 2013

Market Disapproves of Reducing Quantitative Easing

On June 19th U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the forecast for economic growth was 2.6%, large enough that they might reduce their program of quantitative easing, where they print a set amount of money each...

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02. 05. 2013

Stephen Poloz Great Choice For Next Governor of the Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada is the nation’s central bank that sets policy such as the key overnight interest rate to control Canada’s inflation, which in turn effects the mortgage rates of consumers and the...

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03. 03. 2013

And it was all Thanks to Credit

Credit is an important financial instrument. Here in Canada we use credit so often than we may even forget that we are using it. Credit is a grease that helps trade. It allows...

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13. 04. 2012

Home Seller Financing Tools

Over the years, real estate vendors have developed creative financial encouragements to market their properties for sale. A ‘seller take back’, is when the seller of the property acts like a bank and...

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01. 02. 2012

Managing Risk in your Real Estate Investments

Protecting Your Property Investment Landlords take a lot of risks. All those benefits of your real estate investments must be safeguarded with good management and protection strategies. If your portfolio offers you wealth,...

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26. 01. 2012

The Influence of the U.S. Fed Statement on the Canadian Real Estate Portfolio

The U.S. Federal Reserve borrowed a play from Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney on Wednesday when they promised to keep interest rates low until at least the end of 2014. This is...

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