The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has an illustrious history that is often overlooked by residents. Over the last century, this region has gone from city to mega-city, steadily evolving since being known as Muddy York. Part of the GTA’s history are homes and buildings that have stood the...more
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Mortgage Company of Canada supports Special Olympics of Ontario
Mortgage Company of Canada Supports Special Olympics of Ontario. Toronto Police welcomes all to Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 1pm Jun14/2018 40 College St. We're honoured to receive donations from BMO, RBC Capital Markets, CIBC, Forman Manufacturing Inc & Mortgage Company of Canada totalling +$40,000...more
The GTA is a Great Choice for Young Couples
The GTA is one of Canada’s most thriving and populous communities. With over 6 million residents, it attracts people of all ages and from all walks of life. Historically, young couples have flocked to the area; finding attractive amenities, a large inventory of properties and space...more
Toronto Housing Market – Spring Report
It’s been a long, cold wait but spring has finally arrived in Toronto. The weather is beginning to warm, the Maple Leafs and Raptors are both in the playoffs, and it’s a good time to reflect on how lucky we are to live and work in...more
Overlooked Factors Impacting the GTA Housing Market
At any one time, the GTA real estate market can be impacted by several factors. While something as broad as the economy will have a direct impact, there are other factors driving or impeding a market that tends to receive less attention. To understand what can cause...more
Newcomers are Driving the Economy
With the recent events in North America and abroad, Canada has opened its doors to a wave of immigrants seeking a safer home and opportunity. As newcomers settle in cities like Toronto and Vancouver, they are having a prominent effect on the economy, which in turn,...more
Gauging the GTA’s Real Estate Supply
In real estate, supply drives demand and dictates market health. For years, the GTA has benefitted from an ample supply of desirable real estate inventory. Recent events, though, including the interest rate increase and new regulations passed down by the Federal Government have led to a...more
Mortgage Company of Canada Announces Q2 Bonus Dividend
TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Mortgage Company of Canada (the "Company"), a Toronto-based Mortgage Investment Corporation ("MIC"), today announced that it will issue a second quarter bonus dividend of $0.0091 a share. The dividend will be paid on or about September 25, 2017 to all shareholders of record...more
Why is Real Estate as an Investment Class Often Overlooked?
It’s no surprise that, along with the best chance at returns, investors want as little risk as possible. The common investment strategy is to hand the keys to a trained professional, hoping that through shrewd maneuvering and market knowledge, their hard-earned money can grow. Still, too many...more
Why has Toronto Become one of North America’s Hottest Housing Markets?
Rarely in the history of Canada’s housing market have we seen anything quite like what Toronto has gone through in the last few years: soaring costs, unbelievable bidding wars and a ripple effect on the rental market that has produced national headlines. While this has confused some...more
The Strength of the GTA Housing Market is a great Opportunity for Investors
For years, the pundits along with many in relevant industries have called for a crash of varying degrees in the GTA housing market. Despite some red flags along that way, the market continues to be strong and provide both a return and opportunity for investors and...more
How is Liquidity Maintained in your Investment Portfolio?
Liquidity in any investment portfolio is key to increase your chances of receiving a healthy return and to combat the volatility that exists in most markets.more
What is Liquidity?The concept is simple. Liquidity refers to the degree to which an...
Understanding Loan-to-Value Ratio
You’ve probably heard the term loan-to-value ratio (LTV) from a mortgage specialist or maybe even a bank employee. It’s a risk assessment tool and the idea behind it is simple: it measures...more
Do You Qualify as an Accredited Investor?
For years, a MIC has been typically viewed as a sound financial opportunity, a chance to enjoy regular, healthy dividends while investing in a pool of mortgages.
Not everyone is eligible to work with a MIC, and those who are, will still...
Key Reasons to Work with a Mortgage Investment Corporation
To those new to this subject, Mortgage Investment Corporations (MIC) are a smart, productive way to invest in the housing market via mortgages. Essentially, a MIC manages a diversified pool of mortgages, and while it might sometimes be overlooked, there is a wealth of benefits for...more