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Network head weighs in on ploy to cool housing markets by Justin da Rosa | 2016-07-25 12:14:34 PM

New Zealand’s central bank is taking aim at investors by jacking the required down payment for a home to 40% in a bid to cool its market; one industry veteran has some strong opinions about what a similar Canadian would meanread more

Stiffer penalties can deter double-ending - B.C. advisory group by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-21 10:57:25 AM

Higher fines of up to $250,000—instead of the current $10,000 ceiling—would discourage realtors from engaging in deceitful practices like dual agency, says an advisory groupread more

Should mortgage regulators follow OSC’s lead? by Justin da Rosa | 2016-07-18 1:00:52 PM

Ontario’s securities regulator has launched a whistle-blower program that offers up to $5 million to for tips that lead to the prosecution of fraudsters; should the mortgage industry develop a similar program?read more

Tough times ahead for the economy, one important housing market by Justin da Rosa | 2016-07-17 2:24:47 PM

A leading broker economist is sounding the alarm about economic turmoil – at home and abroadread more

Foreigners buy 5% of B.C. homes in less than 3 weeks by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-15 11:36:02 AM

Latest data from the B.C. provincial government reveals that Metro Vancouver is a hotspot for overseas capitalread more

Young professionals should avoid non-liquid assets like houses - analyst by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-15 11:25:55 AM

Finance industry professional says young people who are still finding their financial bearings should avoid buying houses altogetherread more

Red flags of possible bubble burst now apparent in Vancouver - analyst by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-14 11:32:14 AM

Declining sales volume, growing inventory, and rising vacancy have become more evident in Vancouverread more

Household debt responsible for housing bubble - Capital Economics by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-14 10:53:13 AM

A new report pins the blame for the Canadian housing bubble solely on debt holders and the banks that approved these transactionsread more