Canada

Canada’s Surge of Variable Rate Mortgages Are Forecast To See Costs Double: Desjardins

Canadian homebuyers are scrambling for cheap mortgage debt, often with variable rates. The latest Desjardins’ research note shows they should expect to pay a lot more in two years. As the Bank of Canada (BoC) hikes the overnight rate, those with variable mortgages will see costs rise. Desjardins’ calculations see those costs more than doubling […]

Canada

Mortgage Rates To Climb, Bank of Canada Will Be Forced To Hike Early: Desjardins

Canada’s central bank is increasingly feeling the pressure from inflation. Desjardins, the country’s largest cooperative financial group, accelerated its interest rate forecast. They see the Bank of Canada (BoC) hiking rates a quarter earlier than previously expected. Elevated inflation is what’s behind the change, and it’s going to push the cost of mortgages higher.  The […]

Canada

Canadian Housing Investment Forecast To Make A Sharp Decline: Desjardins

A large Canadian financial institution sees housing investment moderating soon. Desjardins has forecast residential investment will begin tapering in the second quarter of this year. They also see negative growth next year, as other segments of the economy start to draw in some dollars. Canadian Residential Investment Grew 43% Residential investment has seen obscene growth […]