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Canadian Seniors Rack Up Almost $3.5 Billion In Reverse Mortgage Debt

Canadian homeowners are still turning to reverse mortgages in their golden years. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) filings show the balance of reverse mortgage debt hit a new record high in February. Annual growth for reverse mortgage debt is slowing, but still on track to double every 3 years. What’s A Reverse […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Toronto and Vancouver Real Estate Sales Drop To Multi-Year Lows, and Lenders Slash Borrowing Rates

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Household Credit Growth Barely Moves, Annual Growth Falls To 1983 Levels Canadian debt reached a new record high, but barely. The balance of household debt reached $2.16 trillion in February, up 0.01% from the month before. The annual pace […]

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Canadian Household Credit Growth Barely Moves, Annual Growth Falls To 1983 Levels

Fresh off an epic credit binge, households in Canada are starting to shy away from more debt. Bank of Canada (BOC) numbers show household debt levels barely moved in February. Not only did debt barely move from the month before, but the annual pace of growth fell to levels not seen since 1983. Canadian Households […]

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Canadian Household Debt Tops $2.16 Trillion, Slowest January Growth Since 1983

Rising borrowing rates are putting a drag on the growth of Canadian household debt. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show household debt fell from an all-time high in January. The drop stalled the annual pace of growth at the same level one month before – at the lowest levels since 1983. Canadian Households Owe Over […]

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Canada’s Largest Real Estate Markets See Mortgage and HELOC Payments Soar

Toronto and Vancouver real estate prices are cooling, but payments are still soaring. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) numbers show a big increase for the average payment in Q3 2018. The average payment on mortgages and home equity lines of credit increased at over 2x the rate of inflation. Toronto and Vancouver Mortgage Payments […]

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The Last Time Canadian Household Debt Grew This Slow Was 1983

Canadian households have abruptly cooled their appetite for credit. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show households reached a record level of debt in December 2018. Despite reaching new highs, Canadians are less keep on borrowing right now. It’s not just due to the decline in home sales either – consumers are starting to cool their […]

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Canadians Using Real Estate For Personal Loans Accelerates For A 5th Month

Canadians took a break from borrowing home equity, but are back in full force. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) filings show home equity borrowing reached a new record high in November. The month was also the fifth consecutive we’ve seen acceleration of growth in this segment. Loans Secured By Residential Real Estate […]

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Canadian Household Credit Growth Has Only Been Lower One Other Period

Canadian households are showing signs they’re tapped out. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show the balance of outstanding credit reached a record high in November. The record is overshadowed by the continued deceleration of growth, however. Households borrowed at one of the slowest paces in decades, with big drops in consumer and mortgage growth. Canadians […]

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Canadian Household Debt Is Back Above US Great Recession Numbers

Canadian households just demonstrated debt is more complicated than bank economists think. Statistics Canada numbers, adjusted by former Maclean’s business editor Jason Kirby, show Canada’s debt to income ratio made a huge jump in Q3 2018. Canadian debt to income levels are now back above the US pre-Great Recession peak. That level, which is notoriously […]

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Canadians Owe Over $294 Billion Secured Against Their Home Equity

Canadian real estate owners borrowed another billion of their home equity. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) numbers show the balance of loans secured by home equity hit a new record in October. The balance, which is slowing in growth, is primarily consumers borrowing for personal consumption. Loans Secured By Residential Property Loans […]

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