6/19/2019 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Marti Philp
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While more details about the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive were released this week, there remains a glaring problem. ... More

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  6/18/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Marti Philp
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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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  6/17/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales climbed further in May 2019. ... More

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  6/11/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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Canada’s top federal banking regulator says a stress-test for uninsured mortgages is “working,” but that it is still keeping an eye on lending practices. ... More

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  6/11/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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The trend in housing starts was 201,983 units in May 2019, compared to 205,717 units in April 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). ... More

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  6/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Last week’s market reports from real estate boards across Canada indicate there is recovery underway with even the tough market conditions in Vancouver suggesting a ... More

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  6/4/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Marti Philp
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 What The Next 5 Years Will Look Like In 33 Canadian Cities ... More

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  5/22/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Canada should hold off on changes to make homebuying more affordable but should speed up efforts to reduce trade barriers within its borders, advises the International Monetary ... More

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  5/21/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said he sees the slowdown in Canada’s economy as temporary and that interest rates will likely go up – he just doesn’t know ... More

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  5/17/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Marti Philp
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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 Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales climbed in April 2019. ... More

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  5/15/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Marti Philp
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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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  5/11/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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The head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) gave a candid assessment of the country’s housing market, saying the “party” of homeownership as a ... More

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  5/9/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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On the national level, the housing starts trend went up in April, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s latest report. ... More

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  5/2/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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For 1st time in 2.5 years, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation rates market as only moderately vulnerable ... More

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  5/1/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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The Canadian government should consider being flexible on its new mortgage lending rules because the impact has been longer-lasting and more significant than expected, ... More

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  4/30/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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For the foreseeable future, immigration will continue stoking the need for housing in Canada’s largest cities, according to RBC Economic Research. ... More

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  4/16/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Marti Philp
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CIBC economist says regulators need to revisit rules that have made it harder to get a mortgage. ... More

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  4/15/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged higher in March 2019 after having declined sharply the previous ... More

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  4/15/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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It was the sixth consecutive decrease for the Teranet-National Bank HPI ... More

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  4/11/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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While this season usually brings a wave of interested buyers, economists wonder if we’ll see a spring thaw in the market this year. ... More

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  4/1/2019 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Marti Philp
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The start of 2019 saw an uptick for Canada’s construction sector as both residential and non-residential posted gains; and a stronger showing for real estate brokerages. ... More

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  3/25/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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New measures for first-time home buyers could keep Canada’s housing market at cooler levels until autumn, according to a report by Royal Bank of Canada. ... More

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  3/15/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales dropped sharply from January to February 2019. ... More

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  3/14/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Canadian home values fell last year for the first time in three decades amid falling prices in some of the country’s priciest markets, even as debt burdens increased. ... More

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  3/13/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Canadian home prices fell in February for the fifth straight month as most major markets weakened, data showed on Wednesday. ... More

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  3/12/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Here are four record-breaking phenomena that suggest we have reached a real turning point in Canadian real estate. ... More

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  3/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Residential investment is falling, and that's a clear sign of hard times in Canada's economy, the Bank of Montreal says. ... More

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  3/6/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Marti Philp
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Homeownership rates in Canada remain among the highest in the world despite housing affordability concerns across the country, according to the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). ... More

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  2/28/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Marti Philp
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Capital Economics predicts that The Bank of Canada will cut its key lending rate in December as a weakening housing market and oil sector headwinds drag GDP growth back below ... More

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