Why are Mortgage Rates Hitting Record Lows?

Why are Mortgage Rates Hitting Record Lows?All across the country, mortgage specialists and brokers are busy fielding calls from people who’ve just heard about this week’s record low mortgage rates. Bank of Montreal made the biggest splash by announcing a five-year fixed-rate mortgage of 2.99 per cent – the lowest advertised rate for such a popular mortgage term by any major Canadian bank, ever. Yes, there are more restrictions than usual attached to this mortgage and…

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TSX drops on global growth concerns

TSX drops on global growth concernsToronto’s main stock index dropped on Monday to its lowest in nearly five months as energy, materials and financial issues receded on concerns about global economic growth. The broad-based decline came on thin trading on a day when U.S. markets were closed for the Independence Day holiday. Among the biggest decliners, Suncor Energy lost 0.9 percent to C$30.84, Royal Bank of Canada fell 0.9 percent to C$50.45 and Teck Resources…

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