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The Canadian economy and the housing market
We are living in strange times, economically speaking. Mortgage stress tests have slowed the housing market and may be one of the reasons the Bank of Canada has signaled it may pause on increasing...
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The Upside of Alternative and/or Unregulated Lenders
A recent report from the Bank of Canada reviewed the impact of the government's policy changes on the mortgage market. It found that overall market activity had slowed -- something we knew would...
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Housing affordability continues to erode
New mortgage rules, rising interest rates, and stress tests have definitely cooled housing market activity by making it more challenging for some to qualify for mortgage. An unwelcome consequence...
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Condo investors and the housing market
A recent study titled, “Window Into the World of Condo Investors” by Shaun Hildebrand, senior vice-president of rental research firm Urbanation, and Benjamin Tal, senior economist with CIBC Capital...
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