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First-time buyers at grave risk in event of a down payment hike by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-06-20 12:45:48 PM

The proposed hike in minimum down payment requirements for government-insured mortgages will also hurt recovering markets outside Vancouver and Toronto, says an executiveread more

Profile: The industry’s leading commercial expert by Justin da Rosa | 2016-06-16 2:56:04 PM

Dale Bilton is an open book; unless, of course, you ask him how to fund what may be the industry’s most difficult mortgage typesread more

Risk of disruption to China a cause for concern - analysis by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-06-16 10:41:08 AM

A Chinese collapse can adversely affect the hottest real estate markets in Canada, according to an analysisread more

Tighter regulations on unrestricted flow of foreign money sorely needed - lawyer by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-06-16 9:12:49 AM

Holding foreign buyers accountable by making them reveal their funding sources would be an effective first step in improving regulations, according to a real estate lawyerread more

‘Unicorn’ BEACON scores coming in by Justin da Rosa | 2016-06-15 7:33:45 PM

Following the launch of BEACON 9 by Equifax, brokers are reporting record-high credit scores – including one likened to mythical creaturesread more

Poloz Warns Potential Homebuyers on Toronto, Vancouver Risks by | 2016-06-13 10:35:09 PM

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gave one of his bluntest warnings to date about the country’s housing boom, saying Vancouver and Toronto buyers should realize strong price gains probably can’t be sustained by economic fundamentalsread more

Vancouver mayor seeks to tax empty homes amid soaring prices by | 2016-06-09 9:46:11 AM

In a bid to cool down the city’s overheated housing market, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is contemplating a crackdown on owners of unoccupied propertiesread more