Brokers react to Poloz
In the wake of Stephen Poloz’s announcement that he believes Canada will avoid a housing bubble, brokers may agree but they are still wary of any future interference by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
ING announces new name
The bank who left the broker channel following the buyout by ScotiaBank has recently announced a forthcoming name change.
CMHC forecast: Atlantic Canada
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its fourth quarter housing outlook last week and in part four of our four-part series we take a look at what the organization foresees for Atlantic Canada.
Banks agree: Market will slow in 2014
The big banks have all weighed in on the housing market following CREA’s monthly report and there is a consensus among them: Expect the market to slow down in the coming 12 months.
CREA: Market to slow
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its monthly sales numbers for all of Canada and, although the market has normalized following a sluggish start to the year, the organization foresees a slowed market in the coming months.
Scotiabank re-forecasts its outlook on the Bank of Canada once again
The Bank of Nova Scotia has re-forecast its outlook on the Bank of Canada and now believes the bank will hold off on hiking its overnight rate until 2016.
Scotiabank: Market to slow in 2014 but are brokers sold?
Scotiabank has stared into its crystal ball and seen a slow market in 2014 due to interest rate hikes and stunted job growth, though brokers may not be willing to accept the prophecy as gospel.
Flaherty backing away
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty appears to be backing away from further interference with the mortgage industry, sharing his satisfaction with the housing market and addressing a call for higher interest rates.
Brokers frustrated by one big bank's recent changes
Mortgage professionals are calling for an independent lender to refocus on the rental property market as frustrations mount following rule changes at several lenders – most recently at a big bank.
Banks call for interest rate hikes
Banks and brokers rarely agree, but on this they may: Rick Waugh of the Bank of Nova Scotia suggests there is no housing bubble. However, he also advocates for higher interest rates.