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Canada housing starts cool in August, seen slowing further

TORONTO — Canadian housing starts cooled more than expected in August, while the previous month was also revised slightly lower, data showed on Tuesday, setting the stage for what is widely expected to be a slowing housing market as 2014 draws to a close. A report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp showed the […]

Housing sales in July highest since early 2010

August 28, 2014 by  
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Sales of existing homes rose for the sixth month in a row in July, hitting their highest level since March 2010, as some of the country’s softer real estate markets sprung to life. Cities such as Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria, Winnipeg and Halifax received a sales boost from June on a seasonally adjusted basis, even as […]

Monster May for housing sales doesn’t mean the market won’t slow – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

May was a phenomenal month for existing homes sales across the country but the jump in activity might say more about the harsh winter than the state of the market. Calgary’s housing market making a dramatic comeback The Calgary housing market is so hot that an economist reported Tuesday that only 15 condominiums in the […]

Aging workers aren’t giving up on finding work, they’re simply retiring: RBC – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Aging workers aren’t giving up on finding work, they’re simply retiring: RBC New study shows that the 6.9 per cent unemployment rate is likely not hiding people who have given up on finding work but indicates baby boomers 65 and older are leaving the workforce OTTAWA—A new Royal Bank analysis suggests the Canada’s labour market […]

Breaking a closed mortgage can be costly: Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

You can get a low mortgage rate by signing up for a five-year term. But you could be penalized for an early exit if your plans change. By: Ellen Roseman On Your Side, Published on Sun May 11 2014 Brian Hyytiainen bought a house and took out a five-year mortgage in 2011. Things have changed in his life, […]

Home prices showing ‘early signs of accelerating’ – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The Globe’s new Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market from real estate reporter, Tara Perkins, and others. Read more on The Globe’s housing page and follow Tara on Twitter @TaraPerkins. Canadian home prices appear to be picking up a little steam. The gains come even after a sluggish winter for home sales, and […]

Royal Bank taps auto industry strategy of ‘employee pricing’ to sell mortgages – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

In the latest twist on the mortgage wars being waged by Canadian banks to win customers, Royal Bank of Canada is taking a page from auto dealers by offering “employee pricing” to home buyers. The same interest rate offered to RBC employees is being given to customers seeking new and “switch-in” mortgages across Canada. “This […]

TD trims mortgage rates after RBC, Scotiabank and BMO do the same

TORONTO — Another big Canadian bank has lowered some of its mortgage rates slightly after an initial reduction by the Royal Bank over the weekend. How factory-built homes are shedding their ‘cheap’ label and exploding in popularity Most new homes are built stick by stick, brick by brick, by a construction crew on-site, but a growing number […]

The rising tide of home ownership may have finally met its match – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Maybe there is one temptation out there to get Canadians to stop buying homes. Cheaper rent. Women the new ‘wildcard’ in the condo market The growing number of women buying condos might be creating a paradigm shift in the industry that planners didn’t expect. Find out more Anyone sitting on the sidelines considering whether to buy […]

Is Your Bank Mortgage Really Fair – From Your Friendly Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Is Your Bank Mortgage Really Fair – From Your Friendly Vancouver Mortgage Broker Anyone who is somewhat savvy about mortgages knows that there are government agencies that keep tabs on what the banks are doing when it comes to mortgages. But, these agencies don’t see everything that goes on. Also, banks are also somewhat self regulatory when it […]

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