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A tale of two real estate markets In Canada, damn our winters, it’s always been tough to sell a home this time of year. Not listing your house in the winter has even turned into a real estate rule of thumb. Traditionally, the market just dries up. So you can imagine the surprise of many...
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Bank of Canada takes stance on housing bubble Tuesday, 12 January 2010 A Bank of Canada official called talks of a Canadian housing bubble premature in a speech in Edmonton Monday, adding higher interest rates are not the solution to cooling the current surge in housing demand and prices. “If the bank were to raise...
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The end of free money: Investors had better get used to the idea of rising rates Paul Vieira, Financial Post Published: Friday, January 08, 2010 Mark Blinch/Reuters Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of Canada, would dearly like to avoid raising rates before his U.S. counterpart for fear of further appreciation in the Canadian...
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We have word that the Canadian bond market rates are going up, which means mortgage rates will follow suit. If you are shopping for a mortgage, try to get a commitment issued asap. Ross
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This rumour has got traction. It sounds like it will come to pass and that the government is trying to  pre sell the notion in the court of public opinion. If you or your children are planning a low downpayment purchase transaction soon, with a long amortisation period, (30-35 years), now would be a good...
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Toronto — The Canadian Press Published on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 6:28AM EST Last updated on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 11:53AM EST CTV says Ottawa is considering raising the minimum down payment for home buyers as well as reducing the amortization period in order to stop some consumers from taking on too much debt. In an interview...
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Ottawa — Reuters Published on Sunday, Dec. 06, 2009 10:57AM EST Last updated on Sunday, Dec. 06, 2009 4:56PM EST The Bank of Canada is widely expected to keep its hands off interest rates Tuesday, holding them at near zero and committing to do so until at least July, despite growing evidence the economy is kicking back...
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Residential real estate sales should recover in almost all major Canadian cities by the end of 2009, while average prices should post new records in an improved economic climate, according to a new housing report. The Re/Max Housing Market Outlook survey for 2010 predicts the uptick in sales will be lead by an anticipated 45 per cent increase in Greater Vancouver,...
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Thanks to Steve Ladurantaye, of the Globe and Mail, for the following article Globe and Mail Update Published on Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009 10:10AM EST Last updated on Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009 7:00PM EST A recovery in the Canadian housing market, which was “as V-shaped as you can be,” has been based on fundamentals, although TD...
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Last week James Daw of the Toronto Star wrote an excellent informative piece on yet another reason why we should all care about our credit scores. I don’t like it at all, but the fact is property insurance companies peek at our credit scores as part of the underwriting process. Make sure your credit score...
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