Market & Mortgage News - Week of Feb.21st, 2012, Edmonton and Calgary

First Foundation’s Best Rates for the Week:

1 Year 2.84%
2 Year 2.89%
3 Year 2.79%
4 Year 2.99%
5 Year 3.19%
7 Year 3.99%
10 Year 3.89%
ARM / Variable 2.90%
Line of Credit 3.50%

Prime 3.00%
Qualifying Rate 5.24%


Market News

The Toronto stock market closed at its highest level in almost six months Wednesday as commodity stocks ran ahead despite weak European and Chinese economic data.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 77.9 points to 12,701.26 its highest close since early September, 2011.

Mortgage News

Five-year Government of Canada bond yields were up 5 basis points last week to 1.45% and then rose again today to hit a 3 1/2 month high of 1.5%. In response, several lenders will be raising their five-year fixed rates this week, perhaps as much as 10 basis points. The current rally in bond yeilds is due in part to Greece’s “near-miss” avoidance of default.

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As the company’s first employee, Jennifer has been a Licensed Mortgage Associate since 2004, but her current role is not focused on mortgages. She is the resident blog writer and…

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