Canada

CMHC’s New Management Moves To Protect Market Share Instead of Borrowers

Canada’s state-owned mortgage insurer will be loosening mortgage insurance standards. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced they’ll reverse some pandemic measures. They tightened the borrower criteria for insurance at the beginning of the outbreak. Unfortunately, it did little but lost the agency market share. Their competition was more than happy to pick up […]

Canada

Canadian Real Estate Markets See Risks Rise, Toronto Now Highly Vulnerable: CMHC

Canadian real estate markets are getting riskier, says the country’s national housing agency. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporate (CMHC) released its quarterly risk assessment for March. The agency now believes two-thirds of the country’s largest markets show elevated risks. Five of those markets are now showing a high degree of vulnerability. Canadian Real Estate […]

Canada

Head of Canada’s Housing Agency: “Vested Interests Are Strongest Right Before The Fall”

The head of Canada’s national housing agency isn’t done ruffling feathers. Evan Siddall, the CEO of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), a state-owned mortgage insurer, fired back at critics this morning. After his confidential email was leaked last week, some members of the real estate industry took to calling his statements “irresponsible.” The CMHC […]