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Housing starts miss expectations as condo construction cools

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts was down in October, compared with September, as the rate of new multiple-unit homes starting construction, including condominiums, slowed. The agency estimates the standalone monthly seasonally adjusted annual rate was 183,604 units in October, down from 197,355 the previous month. Economists had […]

Canadians expect to be mortgage-free later than previously thought

A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago. But the survey, conducted for CIBC by Angus Reid, found some big discrepancies across the country. For example, homeowners in British Columbia thought they wouldn’t be able to pay off […]

Canadians expect to be mortgage-free later than previously thought

A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago. But the survey, conducted for CIBC by Angus Reid, found some big discrepancies across the country. For example, homeowners in British Columbia thought they wouldn’t be able to pay off […]

Freedom 58? How Canadians are shaving thousands off the cost of their mortgage

TORONTO — A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago. How this man plans to be mortgage free by age 31 This 29-year-old pension analyst is $130,000 away from paying off his $425,000 home in Toronto, without money […]

Drop in home building signals Canadian market stabilizing- As a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO — New homebuilding in Canada slowed slightly in November, coming in below economists’ expectations and suggesting some stabilization for the country’s robust housing market, data released on Monday showed. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing starts was 192,235 units last month from a downwardly revised 198,161 in October, the Canada Mortgage and Housing […]

Survey focuses on two generations of buyers – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

By Jean Sorensen The millennials (known also as the children of baby boomers born between 1972-1992) and the post Second World War baby boomers (born 1946-1965) are making the greatest impact on the real estate industry today. “Both the boomers and the millennials want move-in ready homes,” says Century 21 Real Estate Canada president Don […]

First-time buyers poised to stand tall even as Canadian home purchase intentions fall: RBC Poll

  First-time buyers poised to stand tall even as Canadian home purchase intentions fall: RBC Poll   Cautious mood, less urgency among Canadian homebuyers, but majority still consider homeownership a good investment TORONTO, March 26, 2013 —Four-in-10 Canadians (40 per cent) planning to enter the housing market over the next two years will be first-time […]

Association grows its reach- Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Atlantic Canada is edging closer to real regulation, with the Nova Scotia government now eyeing the region’s fledgling association as a provider of basic broker education even as another province appears to drag its heels. “The province has indicated that MBAAC (Mortgage Brokers Association of Atlantic Canada) will be an approved provider of the minimum education requirement […]

45% of Canadians unprepared for emergency spending

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 8:15AM EDT Last Updated Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 5:31PM EDT A new poll for one of Canada‘s biggest banks reveals many Canadians don’t have a reserve fund set aside to cover unexpected emergency expenses. According to the poll conducted for CIBC, 45 per cent of Canadians have no […]

Housing starts rose in June: CMHC

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts rose in June, driven by urban multiple starts — condos, apartments and the like. The federal agency estimates there were 20,327 actual starts in June across the country, up from 18,494 in June 2011. Tweaked to remove monthly variations, that produced a […]

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