2020 Mortgage Forecasts: Defaults to Jump, Originations to Tumble, Sales to “Suffer” + MORE May 8th

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Latest in Mortgage News: CMHC to Get New Name, Maybe “Housing Canada” + MORE Sep 23rd

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, “mortgage” likely won’t be for much longer. The housing agency announced last week that it will be undergoing a rebranding in the coming months to better reflect its mandate. CEO Evan Siddall .... More »

How the Government Has Saved the Economy from COVID-19…So Far Jul 25th

Despite deep economic pain caused by the global pandemic, the Canadian economy—and the housing sector in particular—appears to be bouncing back from the near-complete shutdown of society…at least for now. That’s thanks in large part to numerous government measures meant to keep liquidity flo.... More »
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Advice for cash-strapped renters and landlords during COVID-19 + MORE May 17th

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across North America in early 2020, it created a wave of income loss that impacted people from all walks of life. While some individuals have been hit harder than others, it’s difficult to find a group or industry that hasn’t been affected. A small segment of the.... More »

Reaction to CMHC’s New Restrictions on Insured Mortgages Jun 7th

Obtaining mortgage insurance for a home purchase is about to become more challenging on July 1, particularly for first-time buyers. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canada’s national mortgage insurance provider, unveiled stricter underwriting policies on Thursday for insured mor.... More »

Technology’s Role in Canada’s Evolving Mortgage Industry May 29th

COVID-19 has dramatically changed the course of many industries and threatened the physical, mental and financial wellness of millions of Canadians. In the housing sector, real estate sales volumes have dropped significantly and rapid increases in unemployment have added uncertainty to many transact.... More »
There’s no doubt that Canada’s mortgage and real estate industries will suffer in the short term due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. But how long will the pain last and how far out might the recovery be? Those are questions being asked by many in the industry, and some have put forth their best guesses. Here’s a look at the latest mortgage-related forecasts for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021… Mortgage Arrears to Rise in 2021? So […]

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On the heels of new data showing that home prices tumbled in April across many of Canada’s largest cities, CMHC is forecasting it will take at least until 2022 for a return to pre-recession levels. The federal housing agency modelled out a pandemic scenario that was “not as severe as this,” CEO Evan Siddall said in a teleconference following the release of CMHC’s annual report. “And I’m sure that you’d understand that the realm of plausibility has expanded significantly as […]

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