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Bank of Canada raises interest rate for first time in 7 years

Bank of Canada raises interest rate for first time in 7 years

The Bank of Canada is raising its target for the overnight rate to 3/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/2 per cent. Recent data have bolstered the Bank’s confidence in its outlook for above-potential growth and the absorption of excess capacity in the economy. The Bank acknowledges recent softness in inflation but judges this to be temporary. Recognizing the lag between monetary policy actions and future inflation, Governing Council considers it appropriate to raise its overnight rate target at this time.

The global economy continues to strengthen and growth is broadening across countries and regions. The US economy was tepid in the first quarter of 2017 but is now growing at a solid pace, underpinned by a robust labour market and stronger investment. Above-potential growth is becoming more widespread in the euro area. However, elevated geopolitical uncertainty still clouds the global outlook, particularly for trade and investment. Meanwhile, world oil prices have softened as markets work toward a new supply/demand balance.

Canada’s economy has been robust, fuelled by household spending. As a result, a significant amount of economic slack has been absorbed. The very strong growth of the first quarter is expected to moderate over the balance of the year, but remain above potential. Growth is broadening across industries and regions and therefore becoming more sustainable. As the adjustment to lower oil prices is largely complete, both the goods and services sectors are expanding. Household spending will likely remain solid in the months ahead, supported by rising employment and wages, but its pace is expected to slow over the projection horizon.  At the same time, exports should make an increasing contribution to GDP growth. Business investment should also add to growth, a view supported by the most recent Business Outlook Survey. 

The Bank estimates real GDP growth will moderate further over the projection horizon, from 2.8 per cent in 2017 to 2.0 per cent in 2018 and 1.6 per cent in 2019. The output gap is now projected to close around the end of 2017, earlier than the Bank anticipated in its April Monetary Policy Report (MPR).

CPI inflation has eased in recent months and the Bank’s three measures of core inflation all remain below 2 per cent. The factors behind soft inflation appear to be mostly temporary, including heightened food price competition, electricity rebates in Ontario, and changes in automobile pricing. As the effects of these relative price movements fade and excess capacity is absorbed, the Bank expects inflation to return to close to 2 per cent by the middle of 2018. The Bank will continue to analyze short-term inflation fluctuations to determine the extent to which it remains appropriate to look through them.  

Governing Council judges that the current outlook warrants today’s withdrawal of some of the monetary policy stimulus in the economy. Future adjustments to the target for the overnight rate will be guided by incoming data as they inform the Bank’s inflation outlook, keeping in mind continued uncertainty and financial system vulnerabilities.

 Information note

The next scheduled date for announcing the overnight rate target is September 6, 2017. The next full update of the Bank’s outlook for the economy and inflation, including risks to the projection, will be published in the MPR on October 25, 2017.  

Missing a mortgage payment in Canada

Missing a Mortgage Payment in Canada

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Missing a mortgage payment in Canada is a serious matter. The reason a Canadian homeowner goes into foreclosure or power of sale is important for all to understand. As a Canadian homeowner one can be prepared for such a situation as the aforementioned, and as a Canadian professional real estate investor, one can be informed as to what causes foreclosure or power of sale and how to be of service. Death, job loss, medical expenses, and divorce are a few of the most common reasons Canadians face foreclose or power of sale on a home. These factors are real and an everyday part of society.

Falling behind on your payments can trigger power of sale process in Ontario. According to the Ontario Mortgage act 'Where a mortgage by its terms confers a power of sale upon a certain default, notice of exercising the power of sale shall not be given until the default has continued for at least fifteen days, and the sale shall not be made for at least thirty-five days after the notice has been given'  R.S.O. 1990, c. M.40, s. 32.

Missing a mortgage payment in Canada and cash flow issues going on and Canadian home owners try to juggle and decide which debts to repay. It’s tough but can be worked out.

Canadian Homes: Foreclosure or Power of Sale?

Both circumstances are a legal process designed to provide the Canadian lender an option to sell the property in the event the Canadian homeowner defaults or misses several payments.

Foreclosures in Canada involve the judiciary system, making it a much slower process which can take up to 6-10 months to resolve. We see foreclosures most commonly in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Power of Sale, on the other hand, is much quicker. In some cases the power of sale can happen within weeks, but you will generally have a 35 day redemption period. This means you will have 35 days after being served notice to pay all your debts (including incurred fees) and get thing back on track. Power of Sale is currently being seen frequently in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

What can you do about missing a mortgage payment?

Option 1: Contact your lender or bank as soon as possible1

Canadian lenders would always prefer not to go through the foreclosure or power of sale process. Their goal is to safeguard their investment and assist Canadian homeowners to find a reasonable and affordable solution.

Canadian homeowners tend to be very reluctant to contact their lenders out of fear and uncertainty.

With the majority of Canadian lenders, being forced out of the home happens only when all efforts and options have been fully explored.

The Canadian mortgage lenders may be able to offer you following four options

  • Change amortization to lower monthly payments
     
  • Switching from a variable rate to a fixed mortgage to provide a consistent payment plan you can budget for without fear of any future interest rate increase
     
  • Refinancing or second mortgage
     
  • There may be an option to add missed payments to the back of your current mortgage

There is limited action the Canadian mortgage lender or bank will take in the early days besides calling you and remind you to pay in time.

Option 2: Ignore and hope it will all will disappear3

Ignoring your oustanding debt will certaintly draw the attention of Canadian lenders and banks. In the long run, cooperation works much better and saves you the cost and hassle for all parties involved.

Option 3: Consolidate all of your debts

The cheapest way to rent or borrow money is with your first mortgage on a principal residence in Canada. Before you stop paying the unsecured debt to make your payments more affordable, make sure you seek out professional advice in order to plan your financing.

Finding a solution to deal with any other debts i.e. credit cards, lines of credit, consolidate loans etc. is all the help people need to obtain a positive cash flow each month and make paying down their debts significantly easier.

One of the key things to look at if you are about to miss a mortgage payment is whether you can afford the house you live in, or whether you’re over-extended on your debt.

If you decide your house is unaffordable then there are essentially two options.

  • Obviously if there is equity in the house, selling the house is the best option.
     
  • If you are in a negative equity situation then this needs to be carefully planned and professional advice is required.
     

4Option 4: Make payments first rather than unsecured debt

The general rule if you want to keep your home is, your mortgage must be the top priority over all of your other debts. You will have many more options to deal with unsecured debt vs. secured debt.

Meridian Offers 1.49% the Lowest Posted Mortgage Rate

Meridian Offers 1.49%  the Lowest Posted Mortgage Rate

Meridian Offers 1.49%  the lowest posted Mortgage Rate for 18 months.th — the lowest known posted mortgage rate in Canadian history." It is great news for Home buyers as well Ontario real estate investors" says  Navtaj Chandhoke, Chief Executive Officer for Professional Real Estate Investors Group (PREIG) Canada and Flipping4Profit.ca, "Now the big banks may come up with their new rates soon.It is good for business"

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