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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...

CMHC Raising Mortgage Insurance Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is raising the rates it charges to insure mortgage loans by an average of 15 per cent.The federal agency sa...

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...

Look Where Rental Rates Are Soaring

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Some of Canada’s major metro areas have seen soaring rental prices over the past decade, but which cities those are could surprise you. Canada’...

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...

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...

Must-Knows About Buying Real Estate Now

Win Wachsmann | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Win Wachsmann

Is now a good time to buy real estate amid glowing reports of low mortgage rates and high demand Professional pictures of stunning homes and condos with granite, marble and nine-foot ceilings all serve as eye candy, tempting gullible and may dupe home buyers to drop down payments on not-so-smart real estate buys.

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...

The Secret Plan To Break Up Canada's Housing Agency

Financial Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Business

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., the country’s national housing agency, is finally on the path to being operated like a significant financial play...

The Huge Benefits of Home Ownership for Low-Income Families

Habitat for Humanity Canada | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Habitat for Humanity Canada

A home of your own is far more than a financial asset. For low-income families, ownership of a safe and decent home can play a vital role in a family's health and happiness, to the point where fewer sick days are taken and kids are getting better grades in school.

Housing Construction Plunges Nationwide

The Huffington Post Canada | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Business

Housing starts in Canada were 25.4 per cent lower in April of this year than they were the same month last year, a clear sign that Canada's housing ma...

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...

Housing Slowdown Goes Nationwide: CMHC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The pace of home building slowed in October to a softer reading than economists expected in a report by the federal mortgage insurer, providi...

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 ...