Scotiabank breaks from the pack with interest rate prediction
Most economists forecast that the first interest rate rise will be in the second half of 2015, possibly in the fall.
No crash on the horizon, according to major source
Another day, another opinion about a potential housing crash is voiced; this time, however, it’s optimistic and the source is influential.
Lender enters CMBS market
A major monoline lender has re-entered the commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) market, a decision made, in large part, due to investor demand.
Brokers have agents’ backs
The fight against FSBOs has been reignited with Quebec’s lawsuit against a major private seller, but this time agents have a mortgage broker army backing them, saying licensed sales reps provide a safeguard for potential home owners during the buying process.
Vancouver and Hamilton lead the growth in new house prices
The latest New Housing Price Index shows that Vancouver and Hamilton outpaced the rest of Canada in October.
Calgary condo law will benefit consumers and industry says CREB
The Condominium Property Amendment Act tabled by the provincial government in Alberta will benefit both consumers and the industry.
Vancouverites asked to pay more to fund transit
Vancouver residents are to be asked whether they will pay a 0.5 per cent sales tax to pay for improved transit in the city.
In debt but not worried
Canadians may be in debt but many are not concerned.
Housing price correction a major risk to economy
One of the biggest risks to Canada’s economy is household financial stress and the possibility of a sharp housing price correction, according to the Bank of Canada.
Brokers critique BoC’s overvaluation estimates
Now that the Bank of Canada has jumped into the overvaluation discussion, brokers have weighed in on the organization’s methods and accuracy.