5/20/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canada’s banking watchdog is confirming it will apply tighter rules to the so-called mortgage stress test, effective June 01. ... More

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  5/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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An NDP government would implement a 20% levy on home purchases made by non-residents. ... More

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  5/12/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canadians are so alarmed by the red-hot housing market that many say they’d like to see the central bank raise the cost of borrowing to dampen demand for real estate and ... More

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  5/6/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Whether you’re starting your home search or you just bid on the place of your dreams, getting denied for a mortgage will stop you cold. ... More

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  5/4/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Unconditional offers are poor choices and our courts have shown little empathy for failed purchasers, repeatedly holding that vendors have no obligation to accommodate purchasers ... More

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  4/30/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Effective June 1, the federal mortgage stress test increases to 5.25 per cent, or about four times higher than what major lenders are actually charging ... More

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  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canada's financial regulator, which has been planning changes in its four-year-old mortgage stress test, on Thursday proposed making it tighter, following concerns that the ... More

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  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canada’s top banking watchdog is about to take another stab at overhauling its stress test on residential mortgages. ... More

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  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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One in five Canadians are hoping for a significant fall in housing prices, a sign of the mounting frustration felt by many people looking to get into the country's hot ... More

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  3/7/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Amid a hot housing market in major Canadian cities that has pushed ownership further out of reach for young first-time prospective home buyers, there are increasing calls for the ... More

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  2/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The share of renters who are planning to buy has quadrupled, and what they want to buy is changing. ... More

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  2/12/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Immigration to Canada fell to the lowest level since 1998. ... More

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  2/4/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Got 34 years to save up for a house? The threshold every buyer has to meet to own a home ― the minimum down payment ― has reached Canada’s highest level on ... More

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  1/27/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Plan ahead when buying a home to save yourself time and stress. ... More

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  1/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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A record number of Canadians left major urban centers last year amid the pandemic, led by youth and young families. ... More

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  10/16/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Are you considering buying a pre-construction home or condo? Tarion compiled a few tips to help buyers navigate the new home buying process. ... More

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  9/28/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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In light of the past six months of COVID-19-triggered uncertainty, home sales in Canada have been shockingly brisk as a combination of FOMO and low interest rates keep drawing ... More

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  9/18/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Record-low interest rates appear to be a major factor. ... More

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  6/4/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canada’s housing agency is tightening rules to make it more difficult for higher-risk borrowers to qualify for mortgage insurance. ... More

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  5/24/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada is set to reduce its qualifying rate ten basis points, from 5.04 to 4.94 percent according a new report. ... More

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  1/3/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Have you decided to purchase a new condo? Consider these things to ensure you understand your rights as a new home buyer. ... More

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  12/13/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Millions of Canadian millennials feel they may never be able to follow previous generations into homeownership according to a new survey. ... More

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  9/16/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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In an election announcement on Thursday, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau promised to turbocharge the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) for Canadians who live in ... More

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  8/24/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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New data shows the country’s youngest buyers are being affected most by the government’s mortgage stress tests. ... More

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  6/18/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The incentive will allow eligible first-time homebuyers who have the minimum down payment for an insured mortgage with CMHC, Genworth or Canada Guaranty, to apply to finance a ... More

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  6/13/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Three quarters of homebuyers in three of Canada's largest housing markets are not willing to take financial risks when buying a home, ... More

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  5/17/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The Conservative Party leader says he's "absolutely committed" to reviewing the rule. ... More

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  5/15/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canada needs to be building more homes to meet demand which is greater than official figures suggest. ... More

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  5/7/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Young families in particular want strong transit links, short commute ... More

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  4/30/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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If you’re considering a custom-built home, here’s everything you need to know. ... More

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