Genworth Canada announces spike in mortgage insurance premium
Mortgage insurer Genworth Canada increases its mortgage insurance premium rates for homebuyers with less than 10 percent down payment.
Manulife Bank holds client survey with $500 prize
Manulife Bank, one of Canada’s biggest mortgage lenders and mortgage insurance providers, has announced an annual online client survey where they may win $500.
BMO claims soft landing has arrived for Canadian housing market
The Bank of Montreal (BMO) says the “soft landing” for Canada’s housing market has finally arrived, but properties in Alberta and Saskatchewan suffered a “harder” landing.
$587m aid to Ontario’s homeless
New efforts to reduce homelessness are pouring in for Ontario’s municipalities as they are set to receive more than half a billion dollars from the provincial government.
Alberta’s new budget won’t touch mortgage rates, agents claim
Alberta's budget will not have a detrimental effect on mortgage rates, according to Alberta real estate agents.
New condo rental units to emerge at Bloor and Bathurst
A 1,000-unit apartment proposal is up for the southwest corner of Bloor and Bathurst, thanks to a B.C.-based condominium developer.
New affordable housing units set for Alberta seniors in 2018
New affordable housing for seniors in High Level is on the pipeline, thanks to the Governments of Canada and Alberta as they invest $11.7m for a 60-unit lodge community.
Edmonton condo market at risk of decline
A new report is forecasting oil prices will negatively affect Edmonton’s real estate investing this year; particularly that its condo sales and prices will decline.
B.C housing co-ops ‘face a horrible choice’
Housing co-operatives across B.C. are facing uncertainties as federal government subsidies come to an end, and restrictions squeeze their other options.
Millennials face unaffordable housing prices by 2030
A detached home in Canada may cost a whopping $2.1m by 2030 if housing prices are left to rise without regulation, a new study by Vancity has warned.