The government appears to have ignored the industry’s call to curb mortgage rule tweaking until last round’s impact is fully realized
Consumer optimism for the economy has hit its lowest point since May 2013 according to the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index.
CMHC pared down its offerings in 2014, which led many to wonder about the potential for the crown corporation to privatize. CMHC CEO Evan Siddall recently weighed in on the speculation.
In late January, FSCO and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) clarified their position on syndicated mortgages in a joint statement, and we spoke with FSCO about regulations for the popular investment option.
It could take a little while before the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s recent predictions of a calmer housing market come to fruition, as the latest starts data shows a slight rise in seasonally adjusted starts.
The value of residential building permits was stagnant in December after a 2.5 per cent decline in November.
There could be a national recession in Canada within a year according to David Madani of Capital Economics.
Decades ago experts on the science of home selling included having a pot of freshly-brewed coffee ready when potential buyers came for a viewing as the smell gave a homely impression.
The debate among brokers about minimum requirements to attain a mortgage continues...
One broker who plans on spending $600,000 on marketing this year -- and has seen his business grow exponentially as a result -- believes the only thing holding his colleagues back from taking the same approach is fear.
What can brokers expect in the near future? CMHC released its first quarter housing market outlook Friday and in it forecasted housing start moderation in 2015 and 2016.