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CMHC Data Shows Single Women, Mothers Need Better Places To Live

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Business

When it comes to housing in Canada, no one is in worse shape than single women and mothers. That's according to data released by the Canada Mortgag...

Sunny Freeman

How CMHC Put Taxpayers On The Hook For Half A Trillion In Mortgages

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Business

When business professor Ian Lee asked a taxpayer-funded, multibillion-dollar insurance scheme for information about the risks in its portfolio, his re...

CMHC Predicts Soft Landing .. As House Prices Accelerate

CP/HuffPost Canada | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Business

House price growth accelerated in Canada in July, according to the Teranet-National Bank house price index. Prices in the 11 cities tracked by the ...

Sunny Freeman

What We Don't Know About Canada's Housing Market Could Sink Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Business

Is Canada in a major housing bubble? Without crucial data that lenders and government are withholding, it’s practically impossible to tell. In this ...

Sales Of Million-Dollar Homes Are Out Of Control

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Business

Sales of million-dollar homes in Canada’s largest cities shot through the roof in the first half of this year, according to luxury real estate agenc...

LOOK: $7.4-Million Cottage Proves You Can't Afford The Outdoors

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi and Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Business

Those wild hikes in house prices in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver are beginning to spill over into cottage country, real estate agency Re/Max says in...

Gulp: CMHC Will No Longer Be Insuring These Types Of Homes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says it will no longer offer mortgage insurance for homes that cost $1 million or more, starting July 31, e...

It's Still Good, It's Still Good..

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. still sees a soft landing in Canada's housing market future, with construction slowing further and price in...

Housing Starts Boom

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts rose in April, compared with March.The agency estimated there were 17,124 a...

Why The OECD Sees 'Risks' In Canadian Mortgage Lending

CP/HuffPost Canada | The Associated Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canada should reduce the risk of a housing correction by making mortgage lenders shoulder more risk, the OECD says in a new forecast. The organizat...

CMHC Targets Second Homes

The Globe and Mail | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is cutting the types of mortgage insurance it offers, meaning the era of tighter rules for home buyers hasn’t come...

Mortgage Insurance Rules Tighten Again

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - CMHC is moving yet again to tighten the home mortgage market with changes that would make it more difficult for certain Canadians to obtain g...

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 04.30.2014 | 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...