Ephraim is currently a journalist at Mortgage Broker News, Real Estate Professional and Canadian Real Estate Wealth.
Ephraim is a highly accomplished news reporter whose work has been published across North America and the Asia Pacific region. Before joining Key Media, Ephraim spent eight years working as a journalist with Reuters TV. His areas of expertise include real estate, mortgage and finance.
‘Hope for the best, but expect the worst’ - financial advisor
Sudden changes to federal regulations could upset a vital component of the national economy, observer warns
Debate regarding current federal measures rages among economic experts
Potential effectiveness of the Liberal government’s moves to address the housing market’s issues is still up in the air
Regulatory gap leading to proliferation of unlicensed agents in B.C.
B.C.’s current licensing requirements do not apply to organizations headquartered overseas, even if these groups operate within provincial boundaries
Prior to new rules, Canadian housing starts at strongest levels in 12 months
September housing starts 20 per cent higher than the month prior, according to the CMHC
Economists weigh in on federal approach to housing market
Observers remain divided on the effects of the recently announced new rules governing mortgage insurance
Insurers and banks in an uproar over new rules
Financial institutions warn that new regulatory changes will lead to higher mortgage rates and more activity involving unregulated lenders
Non-bank lenders at major risk under new rules
Canadians might also be forced to pay more on their loans in the near future, industry observers caution
Millennials might lose 1/5th of their purchasing power under new rules
Young professionals and starting families will find it harder to find their desired homes at reasonable costs, BCREA warns
New mortgage rules should have been introduced gradually - economist
Buyers would be spooked and construction would be slowed as a consequence of the regulatory changes, BCREA chief economist cautions
CMHC: Foreign wealth just one of many drivers of Vancouver prices
Supply issues, economics, and demographics are also vital factors influencing Vancouver prices, federal housing agency says