10/16/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Vanda Buttarazzi
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This demographic is likely to account for nearly 700,000 home sales over the next five years. ... More

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  9/16/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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In an election announcement on Thursday, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau promised to turbocharge the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) for Canadians who live in ... More

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  6/18/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The incentive will allow eligible first-time homebuyers who have the minimum down payment for an insured mortgage with CMHC, Genworth or Canada Guaranty, to apply to finance a ... More

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  6/18/2019 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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While more details about the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive were released this week, there remains a glaring problem. ... More

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  6/13/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Three quarters of homebuyers in three of Canada's largest housing markets are not willing to take financial risks when buying a home, ... More

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  6/7/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Spring is typically a busy time for home sales, so lenders are competing fiercely right now for new business — and that's adding up to record low rates for borrowers. ... More

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  5/17/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The Conservative Party leader says he's "absolutely committed" to reviewing the rule. ... More

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  5/15/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Canada needs to be building more homes to meet demand which is greater than official figures suggest. ... More

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  5/11/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) gave a candid assessment of the country’s housing market, saying the “party” of homeownership as a ... More

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  5/10/2019 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Having a sufficient down payment to afford the home they want is the largest concern of first-time buyers according to a new survey. ... More

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  4/4/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Canada's housing agency says new spending measures aimed at helping first-time buyers afford homes won't push prices up more than a few tenths of a percentage point. ... More

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  3/22/2019 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive actually reduces affordability. ... More

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  3/19/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Budget offers an array of incentives aimed at first-time homebuyers, raises the limit on tax-free RRSP withdrawals. ... More

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  2/26/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Ten per cent of Canadians no longer qualify for a mortgage with banks. ... More

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  2/22/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The B-20 mandated stress test is already outdated considering current market realities, according to a real estate firm head. ... More

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  2/7/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The federal government appears to be considering a budget announcement that would allow first-time homebuyers to obtain 30-year insured mortgages, up from the 25-year limit now, ... More

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  11/5/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Updated numbers from the Bank of Canada showed that the balance of insured mortgage debt suffered its largest decline in history. ... More

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  9/13/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Rising rents is making homeownership the affordable alternative according to a new report. ... More

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  9/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Here are some interesting data about Gen Zers and their homeownership plans and goals. ... More

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  7/4/2018 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Foreign ownership, speculation perceived to be the most influential factors according to a recent report by CMHC. ... More

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  7/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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There appears to be little relief in sight for Canadian homebuyers, especially first-time buyers, as affordability is likely to worsen. ... More

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  6/12/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Private lenders have doubled their share of Canadian mortgages since 2015. ... More

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  5/22/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Research from the C.D. Howe Institute released Tuesday revealed zoning regulations, development charges and housing limits in and around southern Ontario's Greenbelt have ... More

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  5/16/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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First-time home buyers already struggling with more stringent mortgage rules have been dealt another blow by an increase this week in the Bank of Canada’s five-year mortgage ... More

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  5/9/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Vanda Buttarazzi
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Almost six in 10 Canadian millennials are already homeowners, with more of this age group planning to buy a home in the next two years, according to a Genworth Canada survey ... More

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  5/1/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says it will raise its five-year fixed-rate mortgage rate Tuesday by 15 basis points. ... More

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  4/30/2018 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The home-purchasing power of ‘peak millennials’ aged 25-31 has diminished by around $40,103 (16.5%) since the introduction of the OSFI stress test at the start of ... More

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  4/15/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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A recent survey conducted found that a growing proportion of Canadian homebuyers reported feeling pinched by the stress tests which came into effect January 2018. ... More

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  4/5/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The results of a fresh study conducted by Royal Bank of Canada showed that fully 32% of Canadians are likely to buy a home in the next two years (up by 7% from last ... More

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  2/2/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Vanda Buttarazzi
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The recent increases in interest rates appear not to have dampened the intentions of most Canadian home buyers. ... More

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