13 Mar

Spring Cleaning Tips!

Home Tips

Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

Spring is just around the corner!!  While few of us enjoy Spring cleaning, we can all appreciate having a fresh home!   Read on for six Spring cleaning tips to help you tackle your home and get it looking its best for the season ahead: 1. Create a Playlist: Everything is more fun with a great […]

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11 Mar

Blockbuster Canadian Jobs Report for February – March 11 2022

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Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

MARCH 11 2022 Canada Reached Full-Employment in February Statistics Canada released the February Labour Force Survey this morning, reporting a much more significant than expected 336,600 net new jobs, with the unemployment rate falling a full percentage point to 5.5%. This is the first time the unemployment rate fell below its pre-Covid level and reinforces […]

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4 Mar

Preparing for the Spring Market

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

Spring is just around the corner! Some of you might be anxious to buy or sell this season, so let’s take a look at the trends for the upcoming Spring market.  From a seller’s perspective, this is the best time to sell with motivated buyers and a huge demand that may diminish as the Bank […]

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16 Feb

Canadian Inflation Rose Again in January to 5.1% y/y, Pressuring The Bank of Canada to Hike Rates in March – February 16 2022

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Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

FEBRUARY 16 2022 Inflation Ticked Up Again in January StatsCanada today reported that consumer price inflation rose to 5.1% from year-ago levels in January, compared to 4.8% in December. This was higher than expected but still well below US inflation posted at 7.5% for the same period. Undoubtedly, this puts additional pressure on the Bank […]

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15 Feb

Canadian Housing Markets Tighten, Pushing Prices Higher – February 15 2022

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Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

FEBRUARY 15 2022 Wanted: Home Sellers Housing affordability remains a huge political issue, and with the Department of Finance working on the upcoming budget, no doubt measures to reduce home prices will be front and center. With an election coming this spring in Ontario, Premier Ford’s Housing Affordability Task Force has made recommendations to step […]

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11 Feb

Refinancing Your Home

Mortgage Tips

Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

One of the best parts about life is that it is ever-changing. This is one of the reasons that mortgages are available on short-term contracts (such as the standard 5-year) so that you can adjust your mortgage over time to best suit your needs. However, in some cases you cannot wait until the term is […]

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4 Feb

Major Setback in Canada’s January Employment Report – February 4 2022

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Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

FEBRUARY 4 2022 No Wonder The Bank of Canada Didn’t Hike Interest Rates Last Month Statistics Canada released the January Labour Force Survey this morning, reporting a much more extensive than expected decline in jobs last month. The Omicron shutdowns and restrictions took a much larger toll in Canada than expected, as employment fell 200,100 […]

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26 Jan

No Rate Hike Until March – BoC Assures Inflation Will Return To 2% over 2023-24 – January 26 2022

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Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

JANUARY 26 2022 Bank Will Hike Rates At Next Meeting While markets were 70% certain the Bank would hike their overnight target rate today, we remained of the view that the Governing Council would hold off until March or April because of the slowdown in first-quarter growth arising from the Omicron restrictions. The Bank announced […]

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19 Jan

Pantone of the Year 2022

General

Posted by: Matthew J. Charlton

The Pantone Color Institute has published their 2022 Pantone trends with Spring and Summer colours that reflect our aspiration for balance. These colours highlight our need for clarity, security and comfort allowing us to satisfy our urges to remain with what is familiar. In addition, these colours bring together a balance of joyful adventure through […]

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