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This Week’s Top Stories: The Cost of Borrowing For Real Estate Is Rising, While Inventory Jumps In Toronto and Vancouver

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canada’s National Housing Agency Is Forecasting An 11% Drop In Buying Power The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is forecasting a decline in borrowing power. Analysts from the Crown Corp are projecting the 5 year fixed rate will rise […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Mortgage Growth Is Slowing Down In Every Way, Except Reverse Mortgages

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Mortgage Growth Falls To The Lowest Level Since The Dot-Com Crash Canadians may have had their fill on real estate for the next few years. The balance of mortgage debt reached $1.53 trillion in September, up $3.34 billion from […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Toronto and Vancouver Find Itself With More New Home Inventory, and The CMHC Think Canada is Overpriced

Time for your weekly cheat of this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canada’s National Housing Agency Thinks Prices Are Too Steep, Even With The Declines The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canada’s national housing agency, thinks Canadian real estate is overpriced. The agency’s quarterly report calls the national market overvalued, and highly […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: The US Fed Is Reporting Negative Canadian Real Estate Prices, and Vancouver’s Condo Market Turns Ice Cold

Time for your weekly update on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Prices Turn Negative According To The US Federal Reserve Canadian real estate prices are slipping lower, when adjusted for inflation. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas numbers show prices have slipped for the first time in a decade. Prices […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate Buyer’s To Be Hit With New Regulations, and Credit Growth Falls To Lowest Levels Since 1983

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on the most important stories this week. Canadian Real Estate Gasp! Canadians Might Have To Actually Make Enough Money To Buy Real Estate Soon Canada’s banking regulator wants to put an end borrowers depending on equity to get a mortgage. Equity lending, the process of depending on “earned” equity […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Credit Cycles and Canadian Real Estate Prices, and Inventory Is Rising In Toronto and Vancouver

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Understanding How The Credit Cycle Impacts Canadian Real Estate Prices There’s a lot of debate about the influence of local factors on housing, but they’re all trumped by the credit cycle. We take a quick dive through the credit cycle, […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Toronto and Vancouver Real Estate Top The Bubble Index, and Pre-Sales Slow Down In The Six

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate UBS Ranks Toronto And Vancouver In Top 5 Global Real Estate Bubbles Swiss mega-bank UBS updated their Bubble Index, with Toronto and Vancouver making the list. Actually, they didn’t just make the list – they were in the top 5. […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadians Spend The Most To Maintain Mortgages Since 1993, and They’re Flocking To HELOCs

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on the most important stories of the week. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Owners Are Paying The Most To Service Debt Since 1993 Rising interest rates and huge mortgages are eating up household income across Canada. Canadians had a debt service ratio (DSR) of 6.51% in Q2 2018, […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: The Toronto Real Estate Board Asks Agents To Stop Submitting Fake Sold Info, and Canadian Debt Reaches A Record High

Time for your weekly update on this week’s most important news. Canadian Real Estate Canadians Add An Average Of $187,000 Per Minute To The Household Debt Balance Canadians printed a new record for household debt, but the rate of growth is slowing down quickly. The balance of household debt reached $2.13 trillion in July, up […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Toronto Real Estate Looks Like A Classic Bubble Chart, and Canadian Interest Rate Hikes Are Setting Up For An Economic Slowdown

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canada’s Minor Interest Rate Hikes May Be Setting Up Major Economic Problems The impact of rising interest rates is showing up in Canada’s measure of “cash.” The M1+, a measure of cash-like instruments, increased 3.9% on an annual basis in […]