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Friday, July 8th, 2022

Bank of Canada warns Toronto’s condo market a ‘pocket of vulnerability’ in Canada’s housing sector – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Pamela Heaven The Bank of Canada singled out Toronto’s condo market in its report on risks facing the country’s economy and financial system Thursday. The central bank said in its Financial System Review that though Canada’s housing market was broadly in line with demand, the level of condo building was significantly above historical averages. “While some of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toronto home prices jump 10% in April from a year ago as single-family home listings in short supply – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Garry Marr | Prices in Canada’s largest housing market show no sign of letting up, driven by a strong demand for single-family homes in Toronto’s core. The Toronto Real Estate Board said Tuesday that the average sale price of a home in the Greater Toronto Area climbed another 10.1% from a year ago and reached $524,868. […]

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 […]

Canada housing correction could trigger another recession, BMO report says – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

OTTAWA — A sudden and sharp correction in the housing market could have a devastating impact on the Canadian economy overall, enough to trigger another recession, says a new Bank of Montreal report. Bank of Canada holds rate at 1%, cuts growth forecast for 2014 The Bank of Canada says it is keeping interest rates […]

Costly housing has more Canadians turning to renovations – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The never-ending strength of the Canadian housing market has homeowners switching to renovations at a record pace, according to a new report. Andrienne Warren, an economist with Bank of Nova Scotia, says the boost in the reno market has been “fuelled by rising home prices, tight resale market conditions, attractive financing costs and government tax […]

Young Canadians see buying a house or condo as a wise investment: RBC poll – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO — More young Canadians believe owning a home is a very good investment, according to a new RBC home ownership poll. It says 86% of those aged 25-34 believe owning a house or condo is a solid investment, up from a reading of 78% last year. RBC says that attitude is also reflected in […]

Gen Y: Don’t believe the hype on home ownership – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The housing boom of the past decade has given young adults a whole lot of debt and some pitiful gains in net worth. The twenty- and thirtysomethings of Generation Y who are entering the market today are in for worse treatment. A mindset for those who choose to buy a house: It’s about lifestyle, not […]

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