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  5/20/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Canada’s banking watchdog is confirming it will apply tighter rules to the so-called mortgage stress test, effective June 01. ... More

Stress test hike confirmed

  5/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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An NDP government would implement a 20% levy on home purchases made by non-residents. ... More

NDP Promises New Foreign Buyers Tax

  5/12/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Canadians are so alarmed by the red-hot housing market that many say they’d like to see the central bank raise the cost of borrowing to dampen demand for real estate and ... More

Freaked-out Canadians open to rate hikes to cool hot housing market

  5/6/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Whether you’re starting your home search or you just bid on the place of your dreams, getting denied for a mortgage will stop you cold. ... More

You got turned down for a mortgage? Here's what to do

  5/4/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Unconditional offers are poor choices and our courts have shown little empathy for failed purchasers, repeatedly holding that vendors have no obligation to accommodate purchasers ... More

Courts show little empathy for failed purchasers

  4/30/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Effective June 1, the federal mortgage stress test increases to 5.25 per cent, or about four times higher than what major lenders are actually charging ... More

Mortgage stress test gets more stressful on June 1

  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Canada's financial regulator, which has been planning changes in its four-year-old mortgage stress test, on Thursday proposed making it tighter, following concerns that the ... More

Canada proposes tighter mortgage stress test as home prices surge

  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Canada’s top banking watchdog is about to take another stab at overhauling its stress test on residential mortgages. ... More

Banking watchdog launches fresh consultation on mortgage stress test

  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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One in five Canadians are hoping for a significant fall in housing prices, a sign of the mounting frustration felt by many people looking to get into the country's hot ... More

Over one-fifth of Canadians hoping housing prices fall significantly

  3/7/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Amid a hot housing market in major Canadian cities that has pushed ownership further out of reach for young first-time prospective home buyers, there are increasing calls for the ... More

'Priced out': Analysts weigh in on first-time home buyer problem

  2/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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The share of renters who are planning to buy has quadrupled, and what they want to buy is changing. ... More

Homebuying Intentions Soar As Canadians Redesign Their Lives For An Era Of Remote Work

  2/12/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Immigration to Canada fell to the lowest level since 1998. ... More

Canada welcomed 184,000 new immigrants in 2020

  2/4/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Got 34 years to save up for a house? The threshold every buyer has to meet to own a home ― the minimum down payment ― has reached Canada’s highest level on ... More

  1/27/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Plan ahead when buying a home to save yourself time and stress. ... More

5 Tips To Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Mortgage Approved

  1/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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A record number of Canadians left major urban centers last year amid the pandemic, led by youth and young families. ... More

Younger Canadians moving away from big cities at record levels

  10/16/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Are you considering buying a pre-construction home or condo? Tarion compiled a few tips to help buyers navigate the new home buying process. ... More

Tips On Buying A Pre-Construction Home In Ontario

  9/28/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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In light of the past six months of COVID-19-triggered uncertainty, home sales in Canada have been shockingly brisk as a combination of FOMO and low interest rates keep drawing ... More

Why some Canadians have only 5-7 months before their home buying window closes

  9/18/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Record-low interest rates appear to be a major factor. ... More

Millennials hopeful about buying homes despite COVID-19

  6/4/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Canada’s housing agency is tightening rules to make it more difficult for higher-risk borrowers to qualify for mortgage insurance. ... More

CMHC tightens mortgage rules amid downturn

  5/24/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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The Bank of Canada is set to reduce its qualifying rate ten basis points, from 5.04 to 4.94 percent according a new report. ... More

Bank of Canada to drop qualifying rate

  1/3/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Have you decided to purchase a new condo? Consider these things to ensure you understand your rights as a new home buyer. ... More

Five Things Every New Condo Buyer Should Know

  12/13/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Millions of Canadian millennials feel they may never be able to follow previous generations into homeownership according to a new survey. ... More

Owning a home is a pipedream for many Canadian millennials

  9/16/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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In an election announcement on Thursday, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau promised to turbocharge the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) for Canadians who live in ... More

What to know about the Liberals' new housing-incentive promise

  8/24/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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New data shows the country’s youngest buyers are being affected most by the government’s mortgage stress tests. ... More

Mortgage Stress Test Sidelining Young Buyers

  6/18/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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The incentive will allow eligible first-time homebuyers who have the minimum down payment for an insured mortgage with CMHC, Genworth or Canada Guaranty, to apply to finance a ... More

First-Time Home Buyer Incentive To Launch In September

  6/13/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Three quarters of homebuyers in three of Canada's largest housing markets are not willing to take financial risks when buying a home, ... More

Price growth expectations and financial risk: top influences for homebuyers

  5/17/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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The Conservative Party leader says he's "absolutely committed" to reviewing the rule. ... More

Andrew Scheer Says He Wants To Scale Back Canada's Mortgage Stress Test

  5/15/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Canada needs to be building more homes to meet demand which is greater than official figures suggest. ... More

Housing demand is stronger than we're told: CIBC

  5/7/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Young families in particular want strong transit links, short commute ... More

Transit is increasingly a deal-breaker for Canadian homebuyers

  4/30/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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If you’re considering a custom-built home, here’s everything you need to know. ... More

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