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 […]

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 […]

Canada’s National Housing Agency Tightens Lending Ahead of Forecasted Price Declines

Canada’s national housing agency isn’t just forecasting price declines, they’re preparing for them. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced changes to its mortgage insurance. Homebuyers with less than 20% down should now expect lower debt service maximums, a more stringent credit quality check, and a ban on borrowing down payments. If those sound like […]