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Is There ever a Bad Time to Invest in a Rental Property?

May 23rd, 2012

Is there ever a bad time to invest in a rental property?

Fabio Campanella, Special to Financial Post  May 22, 2012 – 10:48 AM ET

 

Record low interest rates coupled with an overly extended bull market for Canadian residential real estate has some investors questioning the validity of investing in a rental property.

Current economic indicators support these fears: mortgage rates sched ...

Why a Smaller Down Payment can lead to better Mortgage Rates

May 9th, 2012

Why smaller down payments can lead to better mortgage rates

By Garry Marr, Financial Post May 3, 2012 http://www.canada.com/business/fp/money/smaller+down+payments+lead+better+mortgage+rates/6550872/story.html

It doesn't make much sense, but a skimpy down payment on a home might actually get you a better mortgage rate in today's market.

Blame the government subsidy known as mortgage defa ...