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Saturday, June 18th, 2022

CMHC admits ‘data gap’ in foreign ownership of Canadian real estate

The president of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. acknowledges there may be a “data gap” when it comes to the degree of foreign ownership in the marketplace, as debate swirls over whether overseas buyers are inflating house prices in markets like Vancouver and Toronto. Tracking foreign buyers in Canada’s housing boom: Can we do it? […]

Analyzing CMHC Borrowers

Analyzing CMHC Borrowers POSTED IN: MORTGAGE INDUSTRY REPORTS AUGUST 30, 2014 ROBERT MCLISTER 2 COMMENTS What does an insured mortgage borrower look like? According to CMHCdata from last quarter, residential borrowers who paid for mortgage default insurance had: 8% equity on average (92% loan-to-value) Less than 10% down in almost 7 out of 10 cases 25-year amortizations, on […]

Canadian housing to start showing signs of easing over next two years, says CMHC

OTTAWA — Canada’s housing market may start showing some signs of easing over the next two years as new construction begins to slow and sale prices climb down slightly, according to the latest forecast by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. The national housing agency is forecasting housing starts in Canada to range between 179,600 […]

Canadian home prices rose in July by more than usual: Teranet

TORONTO — Canadian resale home prices rose in July and the pace of 12-month price appreciation accelerated, the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index showed on Wednesday, adding to strong housing starts this summer to signal a market that continues to be robust. The index, which measures price changes for repeat sales of single-family homes, […]

CMHC to return to lower-risk roots – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

BOYD ERMAN AND TARA PERKINSThe Globe and Mail The head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is shifting the priority of the mortgage insurer to helping Canadians buy homes they need, not the bigger, pricier homes they might want. Chief executive officer Evan Siddall said in an exclusive interview that his first six months on the job […]

CMHC: Expect higher Canadian house prices and fewer starts in 2014- Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO — Canada federal housing agency lowered its forecast for housing starts but not prices in 2014 and said sales and construction will be flat or barely higher in 2015 as the once-roaring market adjusts to a glut of condominiums coming onto the market. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp said the nation’s housing boom is […]

CMHC probes how much Bank of Mom and Dad may be skewing real estate market – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

CMHC probes how much Bank of Mom and Dad may be skewing real estate market Federal housing agency trying to determine how much, and how often, parents are helping kids with down payments Between 18,000 and 20,000 new condominium units are expected to be sold in 2014, says the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corportation. By: Susan […]

Updates on Stated Income & Second Home Programs – Consult with Vancouver Mortgage Broker

CMHC surprised the market last week by eliminating its insuredsecond home andstated incomeprograms. Many believed that the Department of Finance (DoF) had something to do with it. We asked the DoF directly. Here’s what they told us: “CMHC’s decision to discontinue its Second Home and Self-Employed Without 3rd Party Income Validation mortgage insurance products (both high and low […]

CMHC cutting back on what it covers with mortgage default insurance – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the Crown corporation that controls the vast majority of mortgage default insurance in the country, says it plans to get out of the market for second homes and is adding restrictions for self-employed Canadians. Effective May 30, CMHC said it will discontinue insuring second homes and will require self-employed Canadians […]

OSFI moves to tighten mortgage insurance guidelines – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Canada’s financial regulator has unveiled a set of proposed guidelines for mortgage insurance providers aimed at tightening standards around underwriting governance and risk management. You want some of these record low rates on the market but you’re locked into a mortgage. Just break it, right? Not so fast The draft guidelines come two years after […]

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