Mortgages in Canada can be a murky subject – one that we hope to shed some light on with a series of highly informational articles.
For anyone who has been following the saga, it should be plainly obvious where Evan Siddall, head of the CMHC, stands on the mortgage stress test. In a recent editorial, we took an in-depth look at Siddall’s at-times passionate defence of stricter mortgage qualification rules. Part of that include.... More »
Whereas 2017 was the all-encompassing epitome of red-hot real estate markets across the country, 2018 started off on a quieter note. The year kicked off with a decline in sales, as changes to the Residential Mortgage Underwriting Practices and Procedures (referred to as B20) introduced by the Offic.... More »
A recent RateSupermarket.ca survey revealed over half of Canadians would choose to renovate their current home, instead of moving to a new home, if they had a budget of $50,000. With the current high-interest-rate environment and introduction of stricter mortgage regulations, there has been great f.... More »
Unexpected drama is unfolding with one of Canada’s leading mortgage brokerages. Back in September we reported how DLC was making a play to retake control of itself from Founders Advantage Capital Corp (FA). The deal was to lead to increased investments in broker technology and new acquisitions of .... More »
Real estate news is typically quiet in January, but there’s been quite a few developments as of late. To quickly recap, Canadian real estate in 2018 ended with four consecutive months of sales declines. Overall, there was a drop of 11 per cent nationwide, with the 2.5 per cent drop from November .... More »
National home sales are projected to fall to a near decade low in 2019, as rising interest rates and strict mortgage stress-test rules continue to put a damper on homebuyer sentiment, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.