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Looming rate hikes seen dousing Canadian consumers, housing market

6/19/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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Looming rate hikes by the Bank of Canada will put financial stress on indebted Canadians and potentially exacerbate a slowdown in the nation's long housing boom, credit ...

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U.S. Fed closing the door on low-rate mortgages in Canada

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Shan Thayaparan

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The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ...

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Canadian home sales drop sharply in May

6/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a sizeable decline in May 2017.

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CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast

6/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Shan Thayaparan

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The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate ...

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Canada's central bank acts to defuse housing market threat

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada's central bank, which had long said interest rates are too blunt a tool to tackle the country's housing market, may have finally decided to act and at least ...

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Mortgage delinquency rates low in Toronto, Vancouver despite high prices: CMHC

6/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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Mortgage delinquency rates were low in Toronto and Vancouver during the fourth quarter of 2016, despite hot housing markets that have sent prices soaring, according to a new ...

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Brace for a possible tax on speculative home purchases

6/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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The chief economist of the Canadian Real Estate Association says homeowners in the Greater Toronto Area should brace themselves for a possible tax on speculative home ...

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Home Prices Up a Record 2.2% in May

6/14/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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In May, the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 2.2% from the previous month, the largest May gain in the 19-year history of the ...

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Young Canadians still bullish on housing

6/13/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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Millenials are confident in their financial future and in the housing market, according to a new study.

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Bank of Canada says next move likely an interest rate hike

6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Shan Thayaparan

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The Bank of Canada offered its strongest signal yet that it’s ready to raise interest rates as the economy gathers steam, in surprise comments that sent the Canadian ...

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BMO CEO downplays housing risk

6/12/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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The Bank of Montreal's CEO is downplaying the consequences that would come from a possible correction in house prices, saying the real estate market "essentially heals ...

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Forecasting the next rate increase

6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Shan Thayaparan

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The latest jobs performance could put pressure on the Bank of Canada to increase interest rates, according to one veteran.

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Why consumers should be wary of using the wildly popular home equity lines of credit as ATMs

6/9/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Shan Thayaparan

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A federal agency is warning consumers addicted to home equity lines of credit — a product increasingly driving debt — could find themselves at increased risk ...

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Ontario new housing rules take a bite out of new construction numbers for country

6/9/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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Canadian housing starts fell 8.6 per cent in May from April, a decline fuelled by a massive pullback in new home construction since Ontario moved to cool the housing market in ...

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Big bank forecasts Toronto's future

6/8/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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One of Canada’s largest banks reacts positively to Toronto’s cooling market.

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Mortgage rates ticking higher for subprime borrowers

6/8/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Shan Thayaparan

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Rates at alternative lenders have increased by as much as 150 basis points since the start of April

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Is Toronto's housing market decline for real?

6/8/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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Why sales and prices seem likely to continue to fall for at least the next two or three months.

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TREB May numbers show a soft month for Toronto real estate market

6/8/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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Home sales dropped in May 2017 compared to last year, but experts say the trend is likely temporary.

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Toronto could become a "buyer's market" in coming months: RBC

6/7/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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Is that for real? Toronto may soon become a buyer's market, according to RBC.

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Homebuyers who get family help report feeling less comfortable with their debt levels

6/7/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Shan Thayaparan

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Even after getting family help to make a down payment on a home, first-time buyers still worry about their financial situation, according to a new survey from ...

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