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Bank of Canada Announcement (Autumn 2022)

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update – Autumn 2022

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update October-November 2022

Last week (October 26) the Bank of Canada (BoC) made another one of their interest rate announcements. Eyes rolled across the BC Southern Interior as prospective home buyers wondered what the news would bring. Will the BoC’s words cause Okanagan and Penticton mortgage rates to rise yet again? Or will things even out as we wind down the annum? In order to adequately answer your questions and concerns we’ve waited a week longer than we normally would to report on the announcement. It’s a good idea to let the dust settle to find out how the Bank’s meddling may or may not impact homeownership aspirations. So where does your purchasing power now stand as we enter the second week of November? Let’s review.

What Buyers Really Need to Know About the Autumn 2022 Bank of Canada Policy Rate Hike

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Bank of Canada Announcement (April 2022)

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update – April 2022

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update - April 2022

In last month’s Penticton mortgage rates update we detailed the recent (at the time) Bank of Canada announcement regarding the Policy rate. In March they increased the rate from .25% to .5%. We predicted that the Bank would once again raise the cost of borrowing incrementally through the months ahead, with another projected this very month (April). This morning (April 13) they did just that, with a move that the Financial Post and others are calling a super-sized rate hike. Is mainstream media being dramatic? More importantly, should new buyers reconsider getting a mortgage through the remainder of the spring and summer of 2022? Let’s review.

What Buyers Really Need to Know About the April 2022 Bank of Canada Policy Rate Hike

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Bank of Canada Announcement (March 2022)

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update – March 2022

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update March 2022

Remember in our most recent Penticton real estate news update, when we encouraged buyers to act quickly before market forces increased the cost of buying a home? We named high demand for BC Southern Interior properties and a subsequently tightening inventory as key drivers of more costly mortgages. The other? The Bank and Canada’s overnight rate. We predicted that the Bank would raise the borrowing rate in 2022, and that prediction came true on March 2 when they made their scheduled announcement. The rate moved from .25% to .5%. But before you come into our Main Street office to smash our crystal ball, we want you to pause for just a second to put the news in perspective. Please keep reading.

What Buyers Really Need to Know About the March 2022 Bank of Canada Increase in the Prime Interest Rate

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Bank of Canada Announcement (November 2021)

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update – November 2021

Prior to Halloween, the Bank of Canada concluded October with an announcement regarding the prime interest rate. If you’ve been following along on our Penticton mortgage news blog, then you know that the announcements have had little impact on mortgage rates and the real estate market over the last year. But things are a little different now. Economic growth is occurring, and while some uncertainty remains, it’s clear that far brighter days are ahead for 2022. So what’s new from the Bank of Canada that may (or may not) impact your decision to buy a home before the ball drops on 2021? Let’s find out.

What BC Southern Interior Buyers Need to Know About the November 2021 Bank of Canada Announcement Regarding Borrowing Rates

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Bank of Canada Announcement (September 2021)

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update – September 2021

Penticton Mortgage Rates September 2021

It’s “back to school” week across BC! All over the province parents, households, and teachers alike are scrambling to adjust their schedules and are planning for the season ahead. Amidst the chaos, the Bank of Canada just made their own scheduled announcement, about borrowing rates. New buyers are left wondering if their plans to get a mortgage before the year comes to an end is still viable. Have things changed since the Bank of Canada’s midsummer press release? Is it still the best time in recent history to buy a home in the Southern Interior? Let’s find out.

What BC Southern Interior Buyers Need to Know About the September 2021 Bank of Canada Announcement Regarding Borrowing Rates

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Bank of Canada Announcement (Midsummer 2021)

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update – July 2021

The Bank of Canada (BoC) made their first official announcement of the season, and it’s a midsummer dream for buyers. If you are unfamiliar with the BoC’s press releases and the impact that they generally have on mortgage rates and the real estate market, we encourage you to gain some insight from our past articles (light reading!) on their announcements from June and May of 2021. Today, for the sake of our buyers out there (who just want to get to the beach) we’ll keep it succinct. But allow us some foreshadowing – it’s great news for you!

What BC Southern Interior Buyers Need to Know About the Midsummer 2021 Bank of Canada Announcement Regarding Borrowing Rates

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Bank of Canada Announcement (Early Summer 2021)

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update – June 2021

Penticton Mortgage Rates Update - June 2021

The spring season is winding down. This not only coincides with summer vacation planning, but with the Bank of Canada’s latest announcement on economic affairs and their impact on borrowing rates. This is of significant interest to those who anticipate buying a home in the summer months. Should you move forward with your plans or hold-off in light of recent news? Let’s find out!

What BC Southern Interior Buyers Need to Know About the Pre-Summer 2021 Bank of Canada Announcement Regarding Borrowing Rates

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