Ontario Housing Market: Increased Opportunity for Investors! + MORE Apr 6th

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Mortgage borrowing slides to lowest since 2014 + MORE Jun 14th

Canadian mortgage borrowing over the first three months of 2018 fell by $2 billion to $13.7 billion — the lowest level since 2014 — following the introduction of new lending rules and a rise in interest rates..... More »

The Latest in Mortgage News – Fallout of High Home Prices Aug 31st

Despite slowing price gains in Vancouver and a moderation in Toronto, average home prices are still notoriously expensive. So how are these prices affecting the lives of residents in these two cities? Thanks to a new comprehensive survey released this week, we finally have some answers: High Home Pr.... More »

Customer says BMO ignored her plea to cap limit on joint line of credit with ex: debt more than doubles + MORE Apr 9th

An Ontario woman says she is furious that her bank repeatedly increased the limit on a joint line of credit she had with her then-husband, allowing him to rack up debt for which she is responsible. She wants banks to have to get permission before increasing a customer's line of credi.... More »
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The State of Mortgage Consumers + MORE Apr 27th

Mortgage consumer debt reached a record level in the second quarter of 2017, yet mortgage holders have proven capable of managing their increasing monthly obligations. That’s according to CMHC’s recently released Mortgage and Consumer Credit Trends report, which said Canadian households&.... More »
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Six Months was What it Took to Absorb Latest Mortgage Changes! Aug 19th

Ever since the US 2008 sub-prime mortgage crisis, we’ve seen a never-ending string of change. Mortgage lending rules have become tougher and tighter. Underwriting is stricter and more thorough. (As usual, the government has not missed an opportunity to stick their nose into your business by m.... More »
Ontario Housing Market: Increased Opportunity for Investors!
Rental vacancies are ridiculously low and demand for rental units is high… and growing!
That’s just a sampling of the opportunistic real estate investment news Ted Tsiakopoulos, CMHC’s Regional Economist for Ontario, shared recently at the Canadian Mortgage Brokers’ Association (CMBA) of Ontario annual conference.
Here are other main takeaways:

Strong 2017 economy helped ease imbalances
Sales and new home starts expected to slow
Prices to grow moderately
Eastern & Western Ontario will outperform Southern Ontario
Mortgage delinquencies remain at record lows – much lower than credit card or car loan debt

There was so much data that I can’t cover it all here. Thanks to Ted for providing this extensive info!
Can you say, Opportunity?
Increased investor demand is presenting an opportune time to examine rental property options. Look, buying a rental property has always been considered a sound investment, provided you go into it with the right expectations and a solid game plan…

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Darryl Sittler made his fortune in Real Estate… not Hockey!
A few years back, I had the privilege of hearing one of my childhood idols – former Toronto Maple Leafs captain, Darryl Sittler – speak at a Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) meeting.
In case you haven’t heard of REIN, let me share some details about this group of real estate investors that gets together to network and share valuable information affecting real estate in Canada. The leader of the group is Don Campbell. His approach to buying investment properties has proven to be very sound and profitable. In fact, his “Top 10 Best Cities to Invest” lists are legendary!
I first heard of Don Campbell years ago through an associate Mortgage Broker who needed some help servicing her clients while she was on vacation. Usually, when someone calls with the intent of buying a rental property, there’s a learning curve. Buying a rental property is very different than buying a principal residence. So, I was prepared to coach and guide this client through the usual learning curve process…

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