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Special Feature with DLC Economist Dr. Sherry Cooper

Special Feature with DLC Economist Dr. Sherry Cooper

A rare opportunity from Chief Economist Dr. Sherry Cooper of Dominion Lending Centres, sharing her outlook on inflation, interest rates, world events, and the housing market. Watch the full video šŸ‘‡

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BC’s Tenancy Notice Rule Changes

Category: Education and Learning,

Effective July 18, 2024, British Columbia will increase the notice period (2 months moving to 4 months) required to be given to a tenant to vacate a property when a buyer intends to occupy it....

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Pinsky Mortgages – In The News

Category: Education and Learning,

I’m Eitan Pinsky, owner of Pinsky Mortgages in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Iā€™m excited to share that I’ve been featured in several major news outlets, including BNN Bloomberg, Global News, and The Globe and Mail. It’s...

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Why New Condos May Be a Bad Investment

Category: Education and Learning,First Time Buyer,Home Purchase,

Our housing market has been strong and home values have significantly increased over the past several years due to:-Too little construction of new housing, and-Underinvestment in single family housing-A decade of historic low interest rates-Speculation...

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Current Interest Rates

Category: First Time Buyer,

Summary: Fixed interest rates have been decreasing steadily over the past two months. At the same time, the variable rates have increased (the discounts off of the prime rate have decreased). At this time, the...

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30-Year Insured Mortgages

Category: Education and Learning,First Time Buyer,Home Purchase,

30-Year Insured Mortgages The government just released guidelines for 30-year insured amortizations. These extended repayment periods are earmarked for first-time purchasers of newly-built residences and kick off this August. To get a 30-year insured amortization: 1. At...

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May Jobs Report / Probable July Rate Cut

Category: Education and Learning,First Time Buyer,Home Purchase,

May Jobs Report / Probable July Rate Cut In the first major data release since the Bank of Canada cut interest rates last Wednesday, Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey for May showed a marked slowdown...

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Interest Rates – June 11th

Category: Education and Learning,First Time Buyer,Home Purchase,

1. Interest Rates *Interest rates as of June 11th, 2024. Rates subject to change (I have to write that ) Variable v.s. Fixed Right now, we’re seeing quite a few people pick the variable rate over...

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Stats from CMHC’s Consumer Survey

Category: First Time Buyer,

Good Afternoon Amazing Partners, In today’s post 1. Interest Rates 2. CMHC’s Consumer Survey *Please call us! 778-990-8950 We’re willing to help even if the borrower is not our client. We’re in this for your success! Interest Rates**Rates as at...

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Mortgage Changes Over the Past Year

Category: Education and Learning,First Time Buyer,

All the Positive Mortgage Changes Over the Past Year 30 years amortization for First Time Home Buyers Eitan’s Take: This measure only affects a small subset of the market. In general, though, it stokes excess demand...

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Depreciation Reports Are Now Required

Category: Education and Learning,

I just learned that yesterday the BC Government has ordered that all stratas with 5 or more units must obtain a depreciation report on a five-year cycle. The order can be found here and here.