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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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Canada housing starts jump to highest in almost a decade, beating expectations

4/10/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Shan Thayaparan

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The annual pace of housing starts increased more than expected in March and hit their highest level since September 2007. The Canada ...

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CMHC mortgage insurance hike scheduled for this month

3/8/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has announced that it will be implementing a hike on the premiums on its insured loans, with the increases calculated based on down ...

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New home construction picks up, offering latest evidence of economic momentum

3/8/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Shan Thayaparan

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The pace of home construction in Canada picked up last month and a lot of the push came from Ontario, the federal housing agency said Wednesday, offering the latest evidence ...

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CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts in Canada picks up in December

1/10/2017 | Posted in New Developments by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the seasonally adjusted annual pace of housing starts in December came in at 207,041 units, up from 187,273 in November.

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Foreign ownership of Canadian condos down from 2015: CMHC

12/7/2016 | Posted in Real Estate News by Shan Thayaparan

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Foreign ownership of existing Canadian condominium units in Canada's three biggest cities has declined in 2016 compared with the previous two years, according to ...

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CMHC insured mortgages increase 26 per cent, home equity rises

11/30/2016 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the Crown corporation that controls about half of the mortgage default insurance market in the country, continues to shrink its ...

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Higher down payments could be on horizon: CMHC

11/26/2016 | Posted in Home Buyers by Shan Thayaparan

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The head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has opened the door to the possibility of increasing the minimum down payment needed to buy a house, though a change is not ...

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CMHC passes stress test extreme scenarios

11/17/2016 | Posted in Mortgage News by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says its stress testing shows it will be able to withstand even the most extreme economic scenarios.

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Pace of housing starts slips in October compared with September: CMHC

11/8/2016 | Posted in Real Estate News by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts in October slowed compared with September.

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CMHC warns high house prices spreading to B.C., Ontario suburbs

10/27/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada’s housing agency is warning that prices are soaring in smaller communities in British Columbia and Ontario as the real estate boom in Vancouver and Toronto spreads ...

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Ottawa looks to shift some mortgage loan default risks from taxpayers to banks

10/24/2016 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shan Thayaparan

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The federal government formally launched consultations Friday to explore potential changes that would shift some of the financial risk tied to ...

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Ottawa reconsiders 'risk sharing' by mortgage lenders

8/16/2016 | Posted in Mortgage News by Shan Thayaparan

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The federal government may require banks and other mortgage lenders to pay a deductible to protect taxpayers from risky hot housing markets.

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Toronto condo construction boosts pace of housing starts: CMHC

7/12/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of home construction picked up last month, boosted by work beginning on apartments in Ontario and especially condominiums in ...

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30 years becoming norm for paying down mortgage

6/28/2016 | Posted in Mortgage News by Shan Thayaparan

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Rising house prices are increasing demand for mortgages with 30 year amortizations as buyers choose – or are forced by the cost – to spread their home loan over ...

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Housing markets to remain healthy despite shrinking economy - TD

6/1/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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In defiance of several projections pointing at a slight slowdown in Canada’s economy later this year, the real estate sector is expected to remain robust and dynamic, ...

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CMHC releases forecast

5/31/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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CMHC provides mid-term housing and mortgage market predictions.
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Evidence of overvalued home prices grows in a number of markets: CMHC

4/28/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says there is mounting evidence that house prices in a number of Canadian cities are out of whack with incomes and other economic ...

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It's March Madness in Canadian real estate. Who wins?

3/23/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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Who’s ready for some March Madness, Canadian Real Estate Edition? 

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Winners and losers in CMHC's latest housing market assessment

2/23/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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CMHC’s second Housing Market Assessment takes a look at factors currently plaguing troubled housing markets.

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Housing starts slowed in January except in one province

2/8/2016 | Posted in Real Estate News by Shan Thayaparan

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The pace of housing starts was slower in January according to new figures from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

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Housing starts, permits increase

12/9/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Shan Thayaparan

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The housing market is continuing to grow with new data showing increases in both housing starts and permits. Housing starts trended higher in November with the standalone ...

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Foreign investor stats revealed

12/3/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Shan Thayaparan

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Foreign owners made up a bigger share of the condominium markets in Toronto and Vancouver over the last year, according to the nation's housing agency.

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Liberals May Hike Minimum Mortgage Down Payment, Industry Expert Says

12/3/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Shan Thayaparan

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The Liberal government could be about to impose tougher restrictions on homebuyers by raising the minimum downpayment for a government-insured mortgage.

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