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June 15, 2010

Hybrids – The Safe Mortgage

Are we headed for deflation or inflation? If it's deflation, choose variable, but for runaway inflation, go fixed. Can't decide which scenario is more likely when even the experts don’t agree? If you’d rather hedge your bets, consider my safe mortgage approach.
May 26, 2010

Being Mark…

Mark Carney and the Bank of Canada will meet next Monday to make the most anticipated interest rate announcement in years. Today's post explains how the overnight rate works, why it is important, and makes a prediction about what Mr. Carney will do.
May 17, 2010

What’s in the Fine Print?

The fine print in your mortgage contract can either cost or save you thousands of dollars. Today’s post outlines the terms in your contract to watch out for.
May 3, 2010

Spring Mortgage Market Update (2010)

Today's post is my quarterly update on the state of the mortgage market. In it, I challenge the media's assertion that everyone should be locking into a fixed rate and explain my theory that variable rate products offer their own form of risk insurance.