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No matter what statistics show, Canada’s housing boom is about to end, experts say

October 23, 2014 by  
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It might be hard to convince some Canadians the end of the housing boom is near based on new statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association which show prices still rising.   Marriages, of course, get into trouble for all kinds of reasons, and rarely are they simple ones, but divorce lawyers and those in […]

Canadians’ debt payoffs rise as mortgage principal payments targeted

Contrary to all the hype about consumer debt levels, Canadians are actually paying off their debts at a faster rate than the Bank of Canada estimates, says Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce economist Benjamin Tal. Indeed, he says consumers are being quite responsible in the face of extremely tempting low interest rates. True, they are […]

Price surge fuels Canadians’ optimism about housing market to highest since before financial crisis – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

July 18, 2014 by  
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Canadians are the most optimistic about the country’s real estate market in a more than six years as prices reignite. Secret path revealed for China billions buying pricey homes in Vancouver, N.Y., Sydney Allegations of Bank of China money-laundering has uncovered a scheme to sidestep currency restrictions that is fuelling property booms in Canada, U.S. […]

Calgary’s energy boom is fuelling record surge in luxury home sales – ask a Vancouver mortgage broker

Sotheby’s International RealtyThe estate, once owned by the Ford family of Henry Ford heritage, listed for $37.9-million, with views of the Rocky Mountains, comes with four fireplaces, $1 million in mouldings and two garages for six cars. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Comments More Larry Lindholm made his fortune in Calgary’s booming energy industry, building and […]

Low loonie lifts cottage sales after chilly start to season – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

One of the nation’s largest real estate company says recreational property sales are finally starting to pick up after a tough winter and slow start to the season. In Toronto’s housing market, ‘$2-million is the new $1-million’ Try not to panic if you haven’t bought yet but the $2-million home is a growing segment of […]

Canada’s million-dollar housing markets: Look out Vancouver, Toronto’s moving in – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

May 16, 2014 by  
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Toronto is on the verge of becoming the second Canadian city where the average price of a detached home hits the $1-million mark. “We went over that mark a few years ago in Vancouver and now we are going to hit it in Toronto. It’s not inexpensive to own a house in the city of […]

Canada’s house prices still rising but sales stall for third straight month – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO — The latest real estate results look impressive for seven-figure homes but the story is not as dramatic once you factor out Canada’s two most expensive cities and look at three months of falling sales. Prices across the country rose 10.4% in December from a year ago to an average of $389,119, according to […]

The cost of buying a home: It’s not just the mortgage, silly! – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Associated costs include down payment, closing costs, moving costs and new appliances. By: Kristin Kent Special to the Star,  Adam Frank and his girlfriend MaryAnne, both 29, knew they wouldn’t become homeowners overnight. The two were realistic and grounded in their approach. They had conversations. They researched. They crunched numbers. Infographic: It’s your money (a practical guide) – […]

5 tips for a safe ‘open house’ event – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

(NC)—Hosting an ‘open house’ is an effective real estate sales tool that your agent will likely recommend, but how can you be sure your security will be kept in check? “Ask your Realtor questions about how to prepare for visitors,” says Carla Bouchard, a broker with Royal LePage Metro. “Make sure that you understand what […]

Despite Challenges, Canada’s Generation Y Still Plan to Own Homes, According to Royal LePage National Survey

New mortgage regulations and current home prices seen as obstacles by Generation Y TORONTO, ON, March 20, 2013 – Although there are genuine hurdles to owning a home for Canadians, a new Royal LePage Real Estate survey shows that Generation Y (born between 1980 and 1994) and Baby Boomers (born between 1947 and 1966) still strongly desire […]

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