Bozic on Flaherty
One of the industry’s most influential thought leaders pulled no punches last Thursday when he was featured on the Canadian Mortgage Hangout (#cmhTV) – especially when talking about Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s recent threats to intervene in the housing market once again if necessary.
Home prices remain steady across Canada
Statistics Canada released its newest New Housing Price Index for September, which remained unchanged over-over-year and followed only a slight -- 0.1 per cent – increase in August.
CREA: Markets declined in October
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its monthly numbers for all of Canada and – true to its forecast released last month – Canadian home sales have dropped in October 2013.
National home buyer preference survey results
Century 21 teamed up with RONA to study the home-buying habits of Canada’s number one housing driver, baby boomers, and the generation expected to take the wheel in the near future: millennials.
Flaherty stokes fears once again
Once again, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has stoked the industry’s fears by stating that the Canadian government is willing to intervene if the housing market is viewed as a threat to the Canadian economy
Bank of Canada issues warning about email scams
The central bank has issued a warning to Canadians explaining that fake emails are being disseminated to the public purporting to be sent on behalf of the bank and soliciting money.
Two portraits of a Millennial first-time homebuyer
Developers presented two very different profiles of Millennial first-time buyers at the CMHC conference in Toronto Tuesday -- both absolutely key for brokers to understand as they head into 2014.
A look ahead at Ontario's housing market in 2014
At the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) conference in Toronto, Ted Tsiakopoulos painted an optimistic picture for Ontario’s housing market in 2014. Here’s what you need to know.
The most unique broker incentive ever?
In a bid to drum up potential business, a Brampton-based broker took to the street to hand out pamphlets inviting potential clients to attend a 45-minute presentation… and the chance to win the most unorthodox prize ever.
Bank economist offers key forecast
One leading economist is offering both good and bad news for brokers concerned about the immediate future of home sales as interest rates tick higher and buyer appetite seems more and more uncertain.