7/20/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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With detached family homes few and far between in Canada's major housing markets, these trends may leave new homebuyers in a lurch. ... More

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  7/19/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is making changes intended to make it easier for the self-employed to qualify for a mortgage ... More

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  7/5/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Toronto real estate may not be what it was one year ago, but it’s still a battle for home buyers. ... More

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  7/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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There appears to be little relief in sight for Canadian homebuyers, especially first-time buyers, as affordability is likely to worsen. ... More

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  6/12/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Private lenders have doubled their share of Canadian mortgages since 2015. ... More

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  6/6/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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York Region municipal councillors have proposed a municipal land transfer tax, but the CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association is imploring them to consider the ... More

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  5/23/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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A study out of Ryerson University warns of a severe housing shortage in the near future. ... More

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  5/16/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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First-time home buyers already struggling with more stringent mortgage rules have been dealt another blow by an increase this week in the Bank of Canada’s five-year mortgage ... More

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  5/9/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The bar is now higher for homebuyers to qualify for mortgages in Canada after the central bank raised a key metric used in stress tests that determine borrowers’ ... More

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  5/1/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says it will raise its five-year fixed-rate mortgage rate Tuesday by 15 basis points. ... More

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  4/15/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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A recent survey conducted found that a growing proportion of Canadian homebuyers reported feeling pinched by the stress tests which came into effect January 2018. ... More

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  4/5/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The results of a fresh study conducted by Royal Bank of Canada showed that fully 32% of Canadians are likely to buy a home in the next two years (up by 7% from last ... More

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  4/3/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The still-rising prices of homes in many Canadian markets are making homeownership increasingly unaffordable and mortgages harder to secure. ... More

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  2/2/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The recent increases in interest rates appear not to have dampened the intentions of most Canadian home buyers. ... More

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  11/11/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Did you know that it’s actually less expensive to buy a home compared to a condo. ... More

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  10/20/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The newest set of mortgage restrictions announced by the OSFI will hit home buyers looking to upgrade to new properties the hardest, according to BMO financial group chief ... More

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  10/10/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Amid steadily rising mortgage costs, prospective home buyers should brace themselves for a less friendly purchasing environment in a few months’ time, although current home ... More

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  10/2/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The national housing agency is exploring ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs and new immigrants to buy a home by cutting some of the red tape required to prove they can ... More

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  9/29/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Sixty percent of Canadian homebuyers would exceed their budget to buy a home with more than half willing to smash it by $50K! ... More

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  9/6/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Is upgrading your home a serious thought? This might be the perfect time to buy up in the GTA. ... More

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  8/27/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Buying from plans requires careful attention and some people find it hard to visualize a room’s size strictly from written measurements, so bring a tape measure. ... More

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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A new report reveals Canadian sentiment about homebuying in Canada – including just how impactful the stress test might be. ... More

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  8/18/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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A prolonged regime of low-interest rates along with a steady trend of rising incomes have more than doubled the amount that Canadians are able to ... More

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  8/17/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Outdoor living is becoming increasingly popular and a new poll shows that homebuyers are willing to have less indoor space if that means more room outside. ... More

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  7/31/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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A home is the largest purchase most people will make in their lives. That should reinforce the importance of planning ahead, doing your ... More

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  6/30/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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New study reveals Canadians born outside the country view home ownership as a major milestone. ... More

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  6/7/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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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 the ... More

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

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

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