Canadian Financial News Summary | October Week 2 and 3 2013

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Did you know that First Foundation curates (brings together) a list of all the best news stories every week dealing with Canadian Mortgage News, Canadian Real Estate News & Canadian Personal Finance News?

Here are some of my thoughts about what has happened in the last couple of weeks with a couple of stories you should consider checking out!

October Week 2 & 3 Summary



Canadian Real Estate News

There is a lot of controversy surrounding where 'experts' believe the Canadian Real Estate Market is headed, up or down.

There really is no such thing as the Canadian Real Estate Market, Real Estate in Canada is uniquely local and driven by local economies.

Here is a story from our friends at LIV Real Estate dealing with the Edmonton local real estate market.

See full list on Listly

Complete October Canadian Real Estate News List >>


Canadian Mortgage News

Fixed Rate vs Variable Rate, that is the question? If you are consider buying a property, how do you know if it is better to go with a fixed rate or a variable rate?

Is a 1% spread enough to consider taking a Variable Rate over a fixed rate?

According to economists at Scotia Bank, the prime rate might not rise until 2016, but no one can be sure. As rates change regularly, please feel free to contact us any time if you want to discuss your specific situation!

See full list on Listly


Complete October Mortgage News List >>


Canadian Personal Finance

There were lots of great stories shared over the last couple of weeks dealing with personal finance in Canada. Rather than sharing one in particular, I figured I would just embed the entire list. Have a look through and feel free to comment on any stories you find thought provoking!


If you missed the Week 1 recap, you can check that out here. if you have any comments or would like to share your thoughts, please do so in the comments below.


President of First Foundation Residential Mortgages and First Foundation Insurance. Live in Edmonton but cheer for the Riders. I have lots of kids. Follow me on Twitter @gordmccallum

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