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How Have the New Mortgage Rules Impacted the Price of Homes throughout Canada?

How Have the New Mortgage Rules Impacted the Price of Homes throughout Canada? The last few years have brought great change to the Canadian housing market, primarily due to the most recently implemented mortgage rules that were put in place. While these changes and rules have been put in place as an attempt to protect [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:11+00:00October 10th, 2018|Mortgage Rules, Stress Test|Comments Off on How Have the New Mortgage Rules Impacted the Price of Homes throughout Canada?

Jim Flaherty Receptive to the idea of ending CMHC

The International Monetary Fund recently suggested that Canada should consider winding down government backing of mortgages — and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is sounding receptive to the idea. Ending or limiting the activities of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the government-run mortgage insurer, would certainly rock the country’s real estate business to the core, as [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:23+00:00December 12th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

Flaherty charges CMHC new risk fee on mortgages

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is taking another step to curb taxpayers’ exposure to the housing market, by charging Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. a new risk fee. As of Jan. 1, the Crown corporation will have to pay the government a fee equivalent to 3.25 per cent of the mortgage insurance premiums it writes and [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:23+00:00December 5th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

CMHC Mortgage default Insurance

No one wants to inflate a housing bubble by encouraging folks who can’t afford the debt to buy. But many creditworthy first-time homebuyers are paying much more than they should have to for a significant portion of their housing purchase. When it comes to mortgage default insurance, Canadians get little choice and sky high prices, [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:24+00:00November 25th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

Home sales dip in October as market cools

OTTAWA - Canadian home resales dipped last month for the first time since February in what many see as a signal that a so-called correction in the housing market remains in place. The Canadian Real Estate Association reported Friday that the number of transactions fell 3.2 per cent in October from September on a seasonally [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:24+00:00November 25th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

Real Estate continues to grow

The Canadian real estate industry will get more good news today — not that it needs any more positive spin or Finance Minister Jim Flaherty even wants to hear it. The Canadian government has no plans for now to clamp down on the housing market even though prices are rising again, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty [...]

By |2013-10-30T17:04:19+00:00October 30th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments


Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said he isn’t planning new measures to restrain the country’s housing market because his past four rounds of action have already worked to avoid a bubble. Flaherty has warned consumers to avoid mortgages that could become unaffordable when borrowing costs rise, after Canadians took on record household debts relative to disposable [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:28:26+00:00August 22nd, 2013|Economy|0 Comments