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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 | 2017-01-04T01:02:18+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Economy|0 Comments

Canadian Mortgage Rules

Changing regulations in Canada’s mortgage market Since 2008, the federal government has made several changes to the rules for mortgages insured through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and other private sector mortgage insurance providers. These rules affect home buyers with less than a 20 per cent down payment and these changes will impact [...]

By | 2017-01-04T01:02:19+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Mortgage Tips|0 Comments

CMHC Housing forecast

Updated: Mon Feb. 13 2012 Canada's housing market will remain stable for at least two more years, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. predicted Monday, with the expected slow growth in the economy keeping house prices in check. CMHC, the Crown corporation that insures Canadian mortgages, expects little change during 2012 in prices and sales of [...]

By | 2017-01-04T01:02:29+00:00 February 13th, 2012|Economy|0 Comments