Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Bank Regulator Unveils Tougher Mortgage Rules

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s banking regulator is tightening the rules on mortgage insurance, part of an international effort to prevent irresponsible lending and the p...

Signs Of Slowing

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian housing construction showed signs of slowing at the end of last year as the pace of residential starts slipped and plans by builders...

Ex-Goldman Sachs Banker To Head Canada's Mortgage Insurer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Former investment banker Evan Siddall has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corpor...

The End Of Government-Backed Mortgages?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

The International Monetary Fund recently suggested that Canada should consider winding down government backing of mortgages — and Finance Minister J...

Less Risky

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government is imposing a "risk fee" on CMHC for new issuances of high-risk mortgages starting next year — a fresh indication th...

IMF Urges Canada To Take A Radical Step On Mortgages

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Business

Ottawa should consider phasing out insuring home mortgage through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.Th...

Still Accelerating..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts heated up again in October, continuing the momentum that began to build in ...

DOWN..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Housing starts fell for the third consecutive month in August as developers scaled back the number of new condo and apartment buildings in ur...

Mortgage Rules Toughened Again

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians may soon be paying more for new home loans as Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. begins to clamp down on guarantees for mortgage-bac...

Canadian House Prices Being ‘Gamed': Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business

The “securitization” of mortgages that many economists blame for the housing collapse and subsequent financial crisis in the U.S. is now a runaway...

It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian builders appear poised to pick up the pace of residential construction in the later half of 2013 but the total number of starts will...

Not Much Of A Rebound

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - There are fresh signs of cooling in the Canadian housing market, but analysts say fears of a major crash have yet to materialize.Canada Mortg...

Is Canada's Mortgage Insurer Trying To Hide Data On Foreclosures?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s government-run mortgage insurer is playing down suspicions it’s trying to keep information from the public about foreclosed homes it’s ...

Why Is Canada's Mortgage Insurer Fighting The NDP?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A Crown corporation's decision to publicly comment on an NDP-backed bill is raising questions about whether the Conservative government is us...

And The Forecast For Canada's Housing Market Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Business

Construction on new Canadian homes will fall 11 per cent in 2013 compared to the year before, but pick up in the second half of the year, says Canada'...

Housing Starts Dip But Still Surprise Economists

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Housing starts declined for the fourth consecutive month in December, but remained well above sustainable levels, leading to further fears th...

Bad News In Housing Keeps Building Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts fell in November for a third straight month.The agency says there were 17,6...

New Mortgages Plunge: CMHC

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada Business

The number of new mortgages insured by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. dropped by more than a third in the three months ending in September, ano...

Flaherty: Feds May Privatize Mortgage Insurer

CP | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Globe and Mail reports that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty would like to privatize Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. within five to 10 ...

Is A Flawed Database Driving Up House Prices?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s government-run mortgage insurer is downplaying a news report that its method of collecting house price data may be causing prices to spike....

'Moderate' Slowdown In Housing Market Coming, Mortgage Insurer Says

CP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is forecasting a moderate slowdown in new-home construction starts as well as sales of existing housing.The...

Housing Starts Still Rising, CMHC Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts rose in June, driven by urban multiple starts — condos, apartments and th...

Tighter Mortgage Rules Come To Canada

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Buying a first home or taking out a loan against an existing residence will be more difficult for Canadians under new rules announced Thursda...

Housing Starts Coming Back Down To Earth: CMHC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., says the pace of home construction cooled in May after a strong showing in April.It says the May figure of...

Prices Soften, But Condo Construction Speeds Up

CP | Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The pace of housing starts unexpectedly surged in April, mainly due to an increase in construction on urban apartments and condos, areas of ...