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New Canadians overwhelmingly target home ownership

6/30/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

New study reveals Canadians born outside the country view home ownership as a major milestone.

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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 Michael Antczak

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 ... More


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1 in 4 homebuyers had issues after purchase: Allstate

5/30/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

Costly repairs could be awaiting homebuyers as a new survey shows that owners may be missing some important factors when renovating or carrying out maintenance.

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Buyer's remorse: Most millennial homeowners are house poor and want to sell

4/24/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

Many millennials face the understandable apprehension that they may never be able to afford a home in a market that’s continually surging to new heights.

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Single Canadians make up a quarter of homebuyers

4/13/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

Almost 1 in 4 homebuyers is buying on their own, often due to unexpected life changes. A new survey from TD found that 69 per cent of divorced and 35 per cent of widowed ... More


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Regulator launches broker database

4/4/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

Homebuyers can now view their potential broker’s regulatory record in a now online portal, which allows consumers to search broker and company names to view disciplinary ... More


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Millennials are buying homes but many have parental help: survey

3/3/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

While slightly more than a third of Canadian millennials now own a home, nearly two-fifths of them had help from parents to get into the housing market, says a new global study ... More


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Higher down payments could be on horizon: CMHC

11/26/2016 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

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 ... More


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Four ways parents can help their kids buy a home

10/27/2016 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

As housing prices rise significantly, it can be hard for young people to get a leg up. Here are some ideas for Mom and Dad.

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Millennials set on finding their perfect 'YOLOcation', despite steep city home prices: TD

9/21/2016 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

Millennials are applying the "you only live once" philosophy to their homebuying approach with nearly half of surveyed Millennials who commute (48 per cent) saying ... More


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Feds 'pricing out a generation' with home buyer crackdown

6/10/2016 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

The federal government would be better-served by encouraging the construction of new homes in Toronto and Vancouver, rather than trying to clamp down on foreign buyers in ... More


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Millennials amenable to suburban living: study

4/8/2016 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

A survey conducted by the Toronto-based Altus Group last fall revealed that millennials are open to establishing dwellings in suburban areas, contrary to a common perception ... More


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Liberals May Hike Minimum Mortgage Down Payment, Industry Expert Says

12/3/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

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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Why homebuyers need professional real estate advice more than ever

11/27/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

A recently released study points to an increased need for the advice of a real estate agent, as home prices continue their upward trajectory.

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TREB: Planning for your down payment

11/19/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

In today’s real estate market, there are ways to reach your ultimate home buying goal. While you need may need to consult with a financial advisor in regards to your ... More


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It's time for many Canadians to abandon the 20% down-payment rule

9/25/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

A popular and sensible bit of financial advice is that you should ideally wait to buy a house until you have a down payment of at least 20 per cent and thus are excused from ... More


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Tories pledge to let Canadians withdraw more money from RRSPs to buy homes

8/12/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

The Conservatives pledged Wednesday to let first-time buyers withdraw as much as $35,000 from their registered retirement savings plan accounts to buy a home, in ... More


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CMHC to consider 100 per cent rental income in loan applications

7/28/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

The rules surrounding the income from rental units considered in home loan applications submitted to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation are changing. The agency ... More


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Ordinary Canadians turn bankers as shadow mortgage lending rises

7/9/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

Canada's housing boom is increasingly driving homebuyers to seek mortgages from private lenders, who demand rates that can be more than five times higher than those charged ... More


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CMHC Survey Provides Valuable Insights into Mortgage Consumers

6/4/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released recently its Mortgage Consumer Survey. The annual survey, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, provides ... More


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