Author - Behdad

Canada’s responsible mortgage borrowing

One of the ongoing public narratives about the Canadian economy is that Canadians are forever exposing themselves to the increased risk of personal debt. However, such a...

Mortgages are still viable options

Canada’s real-estate and mortgage sectors have been booming now for years. One reason for this has been the relatively low interest rates offered by Canada’s central...

Canada’s market is still strong

In Canada’s real-estate and mortgage markets, there continues to be a lot of talk about a “bubble” that’s ready to burst at any moment now. The problem, however...

Private Mortgages

Do you know about private mortgages?
One of the greater-kept secrets in the Canadian lending sector is the private mortgages market. Private mortgages account for...

The MIC alternative

A mortgage investment corporation, or MIC (pronounced “mick”), is an underappreciated financial entity that exists for the benefit of mortgage lenders, investors...

Mortgages as an investment strategy

The perception of mortgages has certainly changed over time. In fact, the way we perceive loans in general has changed, too. At one time, most people would never have...

Why Canadian MICs are a good bet

There has been much debate surrounding Canada’s construction market, for a number of reasons. Canada survived the global housing bubble relatively intact. While the...

Canada’s mortgage regulations

Regulation has become an important topic in Canada’s overall financial sector. To begin with, Canada’s banking regulations are largely seen as having saved the...