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  • 09 May 2014
    Canada’s housing growth ‘sustainable’: BMO

    When it comes to the question of whether we’re building too many homes in Canada, economists at Bank of Montreal are suggesting everyone should just relax, even in Toronto where co ... Read more

  • 09 May 2014
    Curbing urban sprawl driving up new home prices

    Calgary has the highest year over year spike in new housing prices in Canada, at 7. 5 per cent and one economist says it’s a matter of supply and demand, reports CBC.ca. Read more

  • 09 May 2014
    Stability for Spring mortgage rates

    May will bring flowers - but there's no growth in store for the Canadian cost of borrowing, according RateSupermaket.ca’s monthly panel of mortgage experts. Read more

  • 08 May 2014
    Housing starts pick up in April

    Canadian housing starts picked up more than expected in April, according to CMHC, supporting expectations that the housing market is stabilizing. Read more

  • 08 May 2014
    New home prices rise in March

    The price of new homes in Canada rose 0.2 percent in March, for the third straight month, according to Statistics Canada data, reports Reuters. Read more

  • 08 May 2014
    Building permits fall: StatsCan

    The value of building permits issued in Canada fell in March but plans for housing construction inched higher after a steep fall in February, according to Statistics Canada data, r ... Read more

  • 07 May 2014
    OECD calls for mortgage reform

    Canada should reduce the risk of a housing correction by making mortgage lenders shoulder more risk, the OECD says in a new forecast, reports The Canadian Press. Read more

  • 07 May 2014
    Stress test your mortgage

    We know rates are going to rise, but we don’t know when. Stress-testing for the future rate hike is an exercise that financial and mortgage brokers recommend highly, reports Yahoo ... Read more

  • 07 May 2014
    Toronto condo land prices take a breather

    Developers appear to be a little less eager to scoop up land in the Toronto area to build condos on, reports The Globe and Mail. Read more

  • 06 May 2014
    RBC offers ‘employee pricing’ mortgages

    The Royal Bank of Canada is taking a page from auto dealers by offering “employee pricing” to home buyers, reports The Financial Post. Read more

  • 06 May 2014
    Toronto home prices up 13%

    The average price of a home in the City of Toronto hit close to $1 million in April as the GTA continues to be plagued by a shortage of new listings, according to the Toronto Real ... Read more

  • 06 May 2014
    CMHC business shrinking

    The nation’s largest provider of mortgage default insurance keeps shrinking and that seems to be okay with the people now running Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., reports The Fin ... Read more

  • 05 May 2014
    Tips to protect property when severe weather strikes

    As Emergency Preparedness Week begins, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) offers suggestions for how homewoners can protect themselves, their homes from the effects of severe weather ... Read more

  • 05 May 2014
    Private MIs opt not to match CMHC’s cuts

    Canada’s two private-sector mortgage insurers have decided not to match all of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s recent product cuts, reports The Globe and Mail. Read more

  • 05 May 2014
    Change policies on zero-net homes

    A contractor in Newfoundland says the provincial government needs to make a change to its policy to allow homes to sell power back to the grid, reports CBC.ca. Read more

  • 02 May 2014
    Condos may be shrinking out families

    A lack of family-friendly condos are being built in Canada’s most populous city could be a problem, reports The Globe and Mail. Read more

  • 02 May 2014
    CMHC moving toward privatization?

    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s decision to cut back its mortgage default insurance coverage was likely directed by the department of finance, reports the Financial Post. Read more

  • 02 May 2014
    Mortgage insurance fees sting

    The hike in mortgage insurance premiums isn’t a dealbreaker for new home buyers, but it doesn’t help, reports The Calgary Herald. Read more

  • 01 May 2014
    Low rates have positive impact: report

    Lower mortgage rates had a favourable effect on affordability, according to the latest Desjardins Affordability Index (DAI), an analysis of the Economic Studies of Desjardins Group ... Read more

  • 01 May 2014
    Home ownership shifting in B.C.

    TD Bank says it is noticing “a shift toward non-traditional ways” of purchasing property, a trend driven both by financial necessity and personal choice, reports The Vancouver Sun. Read more

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