First Foundation’s Best Rates to Open the Week:
1 Year 2.75%
2 Year 3.10%
3 Year 3.25%
4 Year 3.69%
5 Year 3.74%
7 Year 4.75%
10 Year 5.15%
ARM / Variable 2.20%
Line of Credit 3.50%
Qualifying Rate 5.19%
Prime Rate 3.00%
The S&P /TSX composite index dropped 27.18 points to 13,245.12, while the TSX Venture Exchange gained 8.01 points to 2,233.4.
The Toronto stock market closed lower for a fifth straight session Monday, with investor buying sentiment muted by reports that Portugal is facing mounting pressure to accept a bailout as the country’s borrowing costs surged.
According to an article in the Montreal Gazette, Canada’s job market performed somewhat better than expected last month, with gains concentrated in full-time, private-sector employment, in industrial sectors and for those younger than 25.
Here’s an excerpt:
There were 22,000 additional people working in Canada last month, Statistics Canada said Friday. That slightly exceeded economists’ expectations for gains of 20,000. Most experts anticipated a surge in people looking for work would cause the unemployment rate to rise to 7.7%, but it remained steady at 7.6%.
The gains for December came from full-time employment, which provided jobs for 38,000 more people last month.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the December jobs report was “encouraging,” but unemployment rates “remain too high.”
Alberta unemployment rate is 5.6%.
Read the full article here.
The latest CAAMP Stats have been released and can be viewed here. Some of the stats that pertain to the Edmonton and Calgary area, as well as Alberta, are as follows:
Average MLS resale price for local markets – November 2010
Calgary – $398,619 Edmonton – $318,538
Total New Housing Starts for Nov 2010 (Seasonally adjusted and annualized)
Alberta – 21,100
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