‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house – not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Well, except for Evan Siddall… fine, it was the afternoon and he was on Twitter. On Christmas Eve, the CEO of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) defended mortgage stress testing. The head of […]
Canada’s central bank has officially started to help out with mortgage liquidity. The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced their intention to buy Canada Mortgage Bonds at the end of November. The Bank bought nearly quarter of a billion of the bonds less than three weeks later. WTF Is A Canada Mortgage Bond? Canada Mortgage Bonds […]
Don’t tell your friends, but the bottom of the Canadian real estate market is disappearing – fast. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show the balance of insured mortgage debt is down in Q2 2018. The decline of insured debt isn’t just negative either. The drop in the balance of insured mortgage credit is the largest […]
Canadian real estate owners with a mortgage are doing “very good” with their payments. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), using Equifax data, is observing credit score improvements across the country. The average credit score of Canadian mortgage holders is improving. This may come as a surprise to some, but it doesn’t mean what […]
Canadian real estate price spiked in 2017, and a lot of homeowners have already spent that equity. Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) numbers show a huge number of people are taking out multiple mortgages on their homes. The trend now represents over 1 in 10 mortgages issued in the country, and nearly half are […]
The government-backed agency in charge of oversee mortgage liqudity still thinks Canadian real estate is overvalued.
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate CMHC: 55% Of Toronto And Vancouver Real Estate Buyers Were In A Bidding War The CMHC took a novel approach to finding out why Toronto and Vancouver buyers were so frenzied – they asked them. Conducting a survey of recent […]
Have you ever woke up after a night of drinking, and only had a vague recollection of what happened? Then your responsible friend sets off a chain of text messages, trying to figure out where you went wrong? Well that’s what the Canadian real estate industry just did, and man-o-man did people screw up. The […]
Stress testing Canadian real estate buyers is preventing highly indebted borrowers from getting in over their heads. That’s a good thing.
A routine audit is leading a Canadian bank to repurchase their “ineligible” mortgages. Montreal-based Laurentian Bank is agreeing to buy back over $125 million in mortgages. The agreement is the result of a routine audit from the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC). This comes while the bank is trying to improve borrowing standards, after […]