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

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Banking watchdog launches fresh consultation on mortgage stress test

  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 ... More

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

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

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

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

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Canada welcomed 184,000 new immigrants in 2020

  2/4/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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Plan ahead when buying a home to save yourself time and stress.

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5 Tips To Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Mortgage Approved

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

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Younger Canadians moving away from big cities at record levels

  10/16/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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.

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Tips On Buying A Pre-Construction Home In Ontario

  9/28/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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Record-low interest rates appear to be a major factor.

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Millennials hopeful about buying homes despite COVID-19

  6/4/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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.

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CMHC tightens mortgage rules amid downturn

  5/24/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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.

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Bank of Canada to drop qualifying rate

  1/3/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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.

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Five Things Every New Condo Buyer Should Know

  12/13/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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.

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Owning a home is a pipedream for many Canadian millennials

  9/16/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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New data shows the country’s youngest buyers are being affected most by the government’s mortgage stress tests.

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Mortgage Stress Test Sidelining Young Buyers

  6/18/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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The Conservative Party leader says he's "absolutely committed" to reviewing the rule.

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

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

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Housing demand is stronger than we're told: CIBC

  5/7/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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Young families in particular want strong transit links, short commute

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Transit is increasingly a deal-breaker for Canadian homebuyers

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

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

  4/4/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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Canada's housing agency says new spending measures aimed at helping first-time buyers afford homes won't push prices up more than a few tenths of a percentage ... More

CMHC releases statement on Liberals' mortgage plan

  11/30/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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CMHC has published its financial report for the third quarter of 2018 which also reveals insights into this year’s homebuyers.

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More homebuyers opted for variable rates in Q3 says CMHC

  10/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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CMHC’s new guidelines that make it easier for self-employed borrowers to qualify for a mortgage came into effect on Oct 1.

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New CMHC Guidelines in Effect for Self-Employed

  9/13/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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Rising rents is making homeownership the affordable alternative according to a new report.

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Canadians can't afford NOT to buy study suggests

  9/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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Here are some interesting data about Gen Zers and their homeownership plans and goals.

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Nearly half of Gen Zers want to buy a home in the next few years

  7/20/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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With detached family homes few and far between in Canada's major housing markets, these trends may leave new homebuyers in a lurch.

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9 in 10 seniors plan to stay in their homes while retired
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