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Bad weather can’t put a dent in Canadian housing sales – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Spring came late for the Canadian residential real estate market but despite the delay the organization that represents the country’s realtors is still predicting a 1.2% jump in activity for 2014. Calgary’s housing market making a dramatic comeback Te Calgary housing market is so hot that an economist reported Tuesday that only 15 condominiums in […]

Rising real estate prices and low interest rates keep Canadian households upbeat – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Bloomberg News | May 20, 2014 | Last Updated: May 20 12:01 PM ET The share of Canadians who are predicting higher home prices in their neighborhood remained above 40% for a fifth week in the latest weekly polling by Bloomberg and Nanos Research. That’s kept consumer confidence levels at near the highest in four years, the data show. […]

Canadian housing market on brink of downturn: report – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Canadian housing market on brink of downturn: report Economist David Madani is reviving a prediction he first made three years ago — that what now appears to be a soft landing for Canada’s real estate market is likely to take a turn for the worse. Economist David Madani is reviving a prediction he first made […]

Canada’s next housing bubble: real estate agents – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The housing boom has not only resulted in record real estate prices, it has spawned an unprecedented number of realtors. The number of people selling real estate reached 108,706 during the first quarter of the year, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. To put it another way, that’s one realtor for every 245 Canadians […]

Home buyers squeezed out of market must save more – or settle for less – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

DAVID ISRAELSON- Special to The Globe and Mail When the Occupy movement hit the headlines in 2011, we heard about the 99 per cent, but when it comes to getting a mortgage there’s another group in Canada – the 9 per cent. These are the nearly one in 10 prospective home buyers who as recently as […]

Realtors say Canada’s housing market can still grow – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Home sales and prices are expected to still grow over the next two years, albeit at a slower pace, says the national organization that represents realtors. In Canada’s housing market here’s what $500 K buys: A lake in Edmonton … a condo in Toronto From four bedrooms in Windsor to one-bedroom in Vancouver, check out […]

CMHC’s move to hike mortgage insurance premiums prompts competitors to follow – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The cost of mortgage default insurance is about to go up for most consumers after competitors moved quickly to follow Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s decision to raise premiums. In Canada’s housing market here’s what $500 K buys: A lake in Edmonton … a condo in Toronto The Canadian Real Estate Association has predicted that […]

In Canada’s housing market here’s what $500 K buys: A lake in Edmonton … a condo in Toronto – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The Canadian Real Estate Association has predicted that the national average price for a home will be $391,000 this year. But it’s hard to compare how far your buck will go in Canadian cities using that figure, since the average prices at year’s end are so very different: $785,574 in Vancouver and $320,693 in Montreal, […]

Canada home sales fell 3.3% in January, CREA says – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Canadian existing home sales fell for a fifth month in January on fewer transactions in Toronto and Vancouver, adding to evidence the nation’s housing market is cooling. Sales declined 3.3% in January from the previous month, the Canadian Real Estate Association said today in a statement. The average price of a home sold in January […]

Is using your RRSP to buy a house passé? – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The $25,000 Ottawa allows you take out of your retirement fund to buy your first home sure doesn’t go as far as it used to. Under the home buyers’ plan, Canadians can take $25,000 out of their registered retirement savings plan and pay it back over the next 15 years without incurring any penalty. For […]

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