Canada

Canadian Banks Begin Circumventing Mortgage Stress Test For High-Income Clients

A new mortgage stress test? Don’t bother me with those peasant details. After Canada’s property bubble attracted global criticism, they announced tighter mortgage lending. On April 8, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) said they would make the stress test harder. By the following Monday, the first bank launched a pilot mortgage […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canada Says It Won’t Let Home Prices Drop, and Bubble Soft Landing Gets Less Realistic

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Canada Says Property Bubble “Not Great” For Locals, Good For Foreign Investor Canada officially said any home price drop is unacceptable, even if locals can’t buy a home. One of the country’s politicians in charge of housing policy said a 10% drop […]