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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate’s Laundering Problem and Population Growth Won’t Protect Prices

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Has A Money Laundering and Fraud Problem: Intelligence Report Canadian real estate is an excellent tool for money laundering, according to CISC. The Canadian intelligence agency published a report on how organized crime launders. They found organized crime engaged […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canada’s Immigrants Are Unhappy With Real Estate and Central Banks See Odds of A Correction Rising

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories.  Canadian Real Estate Canada’s Recent Immigrants Are Unhappy With Housing After Real Estate Prices Soar Canada’s built a brand as a welcoming immigration hub but recent immigrants disagree. A new study from Stat Can shows how Canadians of various demographics felt about housing in 2018. […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Mortgage Rates Set To Climb, New Zealand Targets Speculators, and Berlin Evicts Landlords

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories.  Canadian Real Estate Canadian GDP Slips Lower As The Real Estate Boom Turns Into A Drag Canadian real GDP contracted in the most recent data, partially due to a housing drag. Real GDP dropped 0.1% in July, following a 0.6% increase in June. The […]

Global New Zealand

New Zealand Further Targets Real Estate Speculators By Eliminating More Tax Incentives

New Zealand property investors will see another tax advantage disappear soon. On Tuesday, the Government of New Zealand revealed they’ll limit mortgage interest deductions. The plan goes into effect October 1 and is hoping to lower the incentive to speculate with housing. This measure follows a series of actions to discourage speculators. The government says […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: The Canadian Property Bubble Has Gone 24 Years Without A Correction, and It’s Begun Deflating

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories.  Canadian Real Estate The Canadian Property Bubble Has Grown For 24 Years, Longer Than Any Other G7 Canadian real estate is currently in the middle of the longest expansion of home prices in the G7. Home prices in the country have currently gone 24 […]

Global New Zealand

New Zealand’s Central Bank Readies To Tighten Mortgage Lending Even Further

New Zealand’s central bank is considering tightening mortgage lending standards even further. In June the New Zealand Government gave the Reserve Bank the green light to tighten lending. This morning, they announced they’ll consider a series of new measures in October. The big changes they’ll consider are further limits to high loan-to-value ratio (LVR) borrowing, […]