MoneySense Romana King Buying a house or investment property? We often hear how important it is to get pre-approved for your mortgage amount: It helps us understand our maximum house-price, the down-payment required and the monthly payments we’ll need to make once we purchase the property....

Rob Carrick The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jun. 28, 2015 6:07PM EDT If George Orwell had written a dystopian novel about Canada’s housing market, it might have been called 1981. That was the year mortgage rates reached levels that now seem like a plot of some...

JANET McFARLAND The Globe and Mail The vast majority of Canadians are saving enough for retirement to ensure a standard of living similar to their preretirement lifestyle, according to a new large-scale survey of household finances. A financial survey of 12,000 households by consulting firm McKinsey &...

By Marcel Greaux To most Canadians, buying a property is a daunting task in itself, but what about securing a mortgage? For a real estate investor, that first property is the most difficult to acquire, partly due to a lot of internal fear and...

MoneySense Romana King I can sum up how yesterday’s Bank of Canada rate drop impacts your mortgage in two words: It doesn’t. At least not immediately. That’s because we don’t borrow from the Bank of Canada—the banks that loan us money borrow from the Bank of...

Ari Altstedter Bloomberg News Published Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014, 7:38 AM EST Last updated Wednesday, Dec. 31 2014, 3:49 PM EST Canadian bonds defied economists’ forecasts to deliver a rally this year that bested peers including the U.S., as faltering global growth and a series of...

Written by Tim Collins The student market can be a lucrative business but landlords need to do their homeowork when selecting tenants as Tim Collins from Student Rental Investing explains. When renting to a ‘typical’ tenant, the normal checks that I undertook were references, job credentials...