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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

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? […]

Here’s Why Mortgage Credit Growth In Canada Has Been Slowing

The latest reading from Statistics Canada shows that Canadian household indebtedness increased in the second quarter, with the ratio of household credit market debt to disposable income rising from 163.1 to 163.6 percent. This increase was primarily attributable to weak income gains over the course of the quarter, as mortgage debt – which makes up […]

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 […]

Tracking foreign buyers in Canada’s housing boom: Can we do it? Should we even care?

A third of people buying homes in Canada may be foreigners, says one real estate company. A leading economist says the number isn’t even 5%. The country’s housing agency says it has no idea what the actual number is. CMHC leaves out question of foreign condo investors, but economist says it’s only 5% A survey […]

Canada’s housing market on course for soft landing, says CMHC – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage broker

OTTAWA — After consistently bucking predictions that a slowing trend was just around the corner, Canada’s housing market is now showing signs that it is, indeed, headed for a soft landing. Pockets of risk in Canada’s condo market but don’t expect a crash, Conference Board report says Pockets of risk continue to exist in the […]

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 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 […]

Should you get pre-approved for a mortgage? Ten things to know – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

ROBERT MCLISTER – Special to The Globe and Mail Putting your full faith in a mortgage pre-approval is like betting on a heavy favorite in a horse race. You’ll probably win but there’s room for major disappointment. Sure, pre-approvals have benefits. The best ones accurately measure your qualifications and how much house you can afford. Their 90- […]

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 […]

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