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CMHC changes mortgage rules in the COVID-19 era

Monday Jul 6th, 2020

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is a Canadian Corporation that offers mortgage liquidity, housing assistance, advice, and research assistance to the Canadian citizens, the government, and the real estate industry. The CMHC is a crucial part of the Canadian administration because it administers the Covered Bond Legal Framework. Its key responsibilities are to register and maintain a list of issuers and programs and set up the Covered Bonds Guide. It is dedicated to helping... [read more]

Toronto Real Estate Board Takes it up to Ottawa to Loosen up on Mortgage Rules

Monday Mar 25th, 2019

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Toronto Condo Team

  Last month, the Toronto Real Estate market experienced its steepest monthly sales decline in a year. The city’s realtor board is of the opinion that the revised mortgage rules are the culprit behind the decline in sales and need to be reviewed before they keep more buyers on the sidelines. According to reports by the Toronto Real Estate Board on Tuesday, sales fell 7.7 per cent to 6,212. Benchmark prices, which vary from home type to home type, climbed 0.8 per cent from the... [read more]

How Much Money Do I Need to Buy A House in Toronto?

Thursday Jan 24th, 2019

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The cost of buying a home factors in way more than the moving truck rental and the initial purchase price. First time home-buyers get a massive surprise on the closing day when they see the amount they are presented with the final cost. Wouldn’t it be better to be financially prepared by knowing what to expect in advance? While industry leaders may look at the Toronto housing market through an analytical lens of interest rates, shifting sales numbers, and percentages. However, an average... [read more]

Trends of Canadian Mortgage Rates in 2017- Expert Views

Monday Apr 3rd, 2017

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Bond yields are not going to fluctuate, so there is no rise expected in fixed rates. However, as money lenders and banks will now adjust pricing to live up to new regulations announced on 1st of Jan, 2017, many borrowers will end up paying extra for their next mortgage. During the last month, yields were retracted partially. Mortgage rates also accompanied bonds higher, but partially. Therefore, unless there is a drop in bond yields, there is no scope for the mortgage rate to increase even a... [read more]

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