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Friday, April 14th, 2017

RBC: Toronto and Vancouver housing affordability still at high-stress levels

RBC: Toronto and Vancouver housing affordability still at high-stress levels The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Canadian housing costs remain at overheated levels despite the imposition of various federal and provincial measures to address the prevalent issue of home affordability, according to a fresh report released by RBC Economics Research last week. In the latest […]

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, […]

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 […]

Pre-retirement Canadians no longer rushing to repay mortgage debt – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

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DAVID ISRAELSON- Special to The Globe and Mail Looking forward to those sunset years when you can put your feet up and burn your mortgage? Peter Veselinovich notices that a lot of people are quietly putting away their matches. The traditional mortgage market, where younger Canadians scrimp and sacrifice in the expectation that they’ll be paid […]

Talk of rising interest rates no reason for homeowners to panic – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

ROMINA MAURINO-  The Canadian Press Talk of rising interest rates tend to make homeowners jittery and, if you have a big mortgage, you may be feeling extra nervous. But while Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz may have made some people uneasy when he spoke in a televised interview last week about the likelihood of rising […]

Five things to do if you are over-extended on your mortgage – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Mortgage default may be rare in this country, but nearly 9% of indebted households need 40% or more of their gross income to pay their debt service charges, says the Bank of Canada Financial System Review. If you can see problems coming, then you can take action to avoid foreclosure, which happens when lenders run […]

Spring puts bounce back in Canadian home prices – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO — Canadian home prices jumped in May from April as a spring rebound in real estate continued in most cities, offsetting a couple of weak markets, the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index showed on Wednesday. Upbeat new housing numbers could be ‘last hurrah’ New housing already purchased and in the pipeline continues to […]

Renovation Spending at $20.9 Billion Across 10 Major Centres

OTTAWA, June 7, 2012 — An estimated 1.7 million households in 10 major centres undertook renovations in 2011 according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC’s) Renovation and Home Purchase Survey released today. This represents about 37 per cent of homeowner households, a slight decrease from 42 per cent, or 1.9 million households, in 2010. The estimated average cost of renovations undertaken in 2011 was $13,709, an […]

Are you shopping for a home?

Are you trying to navigate Canada’s red-hot real estate market, sick of renting and on the prowl for a home to call your own? On May 1st, Globe Investor launched a new month-long Home Buying site, packed with stories, videos and expert opinions to help readers make what for many will be the biggest financial decision […]

Surge in renters lowers vacancy rate

It’s increasingly difficult to find rental housing across the country, as a lack of new inventory and a surge of would-be renters pushed the national vacancy rate lower. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Thursday that the vacancy rate for Canada’s rental stock was 2.5 per cent in April, 2011, compared to 2.9 per cent […]

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