Canadian New Housing Starts Fell For A Fourth Month, But Still Much Higher Than Usual

Falling Canadian housing investment is starting to weigh on new housing activity. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data shows housing starts fell in September. The drop comes after hitting a multi-year high earlier this year. Even with the drop, building activity is still elevated above historic levels.   Canadian Housing Starts Fell To 271,000 Units […]

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 […]