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...

Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Apr. 21 2014, 6:00 AM EDT Last updated Monday, Apr. 21 2014, 1:46 PM EDT Putting your full faith in a mortgage pre-approval is like betting on a heavy favorite in a horse race. You’ll probably win but there’s room...

As a result of its annual review of its insurance products and capital requirements, CMHC is increasing its mortgage loan insurance premiums for homeowner and 1 - 4 unit rental properties to reflect its increased capital targets. CMHC’s capital management framework is consistent with international...

Credit cards are convenient - and many offer rewards on purchases. But if you don't use credit responsibly, you can quickly rack up debt and decimate your credit score in the process. Here's a look at eight potential pitfalls to avoid. 1. Falling for marketing hype....