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Category: Industry Trends (4 posts)

  • November 27, 2019 @ 6:45 PM
  • Posted by Jill Hawe, MBI

Less mortgage. Higher rate. What gives?

Think that mortgage rates are suddenly very confusing? It’s not your imagination. New Canadian mortgage rules have changed the way lenders operate in Canada. The good news is that you’re i

  • October 22, 2016 @ 3:51 PM
  • Posted by Jill Hawe, MBI

The Stress Test - What you need to know about the new mortgage rules....

On October 3rd, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that new mortgage rules will include more stringent 'stress testing' for borrowers. The new rules are designed to lower debt levels, enforce som

  • July 13, 2016 @ 2:52 PM
  • Posted by Jill Hawe, MBI

Brexit's Impact on the Housing Market/Further restrictions on Federally Regulated Lenders

Bank of Canada Holds Benchmark Rate The Bank of Canada announced today that it is holding the key rate steady. The Bank cut its 2016 GDF forecast, but noted that fundamentals are in p

  • September 30, 2014 @ 7:24 PM
  • Posted by

Housing Statistics and Data

  CMHC annual reports and monthly updates contain current and historical data on housing in Canada — new construction, new home prices and sales, rental statistics and the demographics o