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CMHC takes aim at shadow lenders amid rising debt levels

11/16/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Canada’s housing agency is seeking more data on home loans from shadow lenders, amid concern rising levels of debt aren’t being adequately tracked and may increase ... More


8 in 10 mortgage holders have high credit scores

10/2/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Individuals who take out a mortgage tend to have higher credit scores, according to a recent report by the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation.

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Canada's central bank acts to defuse housing market threat

6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


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

6/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


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

4/10/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


CMHC mortgage insurance hike scheduled for this month

3/8/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


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

3/8/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


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

1/10/2017 | Posted in New Developments by Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


CMHC insured mortgages increase 26 per cent, home equity rises

11/30/2016 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


Higher down payments could be on horizon: CMHC

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

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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 ... More


CMHC passes stress test extreme scenarios

11/17/2016 | Posted in Mortgage News by Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


Ottawa reconsiders 'risk sharing' by mortgage lenders

8/16/2016 | Posted in Mortgage News by Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


30 years becoming norm for paying down mortgage

6/28/2016 | Posted in Mortgage News by Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


Housing markets to remain healthy despite shrinking economy - TD

6/1/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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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, ... More


CMHC releases forecast

5/31/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


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

3/23/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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 ... More


Foreign investor stats revealed

12/3/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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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 Michael Antczak

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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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