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Brokers give gov't failing grade on mortgage policies: Poll

2012-05-25 | 08:16:22

Despite the fact that the recent federal budget left mortgage regulations untouched, are brokers satisfied with how the government has handled the mortgage market?This is just one of topics being covered by CMP’s annual Broker Sentiment Pol,...read more


New CMHC boss may change the ease of getting an approval...

2012-04-26 | 19:04:32

Getting CMHC to approve deals may soon be tougher, with the introduction of a new bill handing ultimate control for government-backed mortgage insurance to an increasingly strict OSFI.“It is a recognition that CMHC has become a significant...read more


EcoEnergy Retrofit-Homes program

2012-03-28 | 09:44:43

The Conservative government - long a magnet for criticism by environmental groups - has targeted a large chuck of new spending at clean-air and climate-change initiatives including the extension of a popular program to help Canadians make their homes...read more


Spring market expected to be strong: Re/Max

2012-03-22 | 17:55:35

With all the talk of price corrections and soft landings, this year's spring housing market looks to be ignoring all the naysayers, says one of the country's largest real estate organizations.Major Canadian real estate markets continued to show...read more


Financial Update

2012-03-14 | 17:32:58

The Bank of Canada kept its benchmark interest rate at a record low Thursday, but surprised with slightly cheerier commentary that has economists wondering whether the central bank has brightened up enough to entertain a rate hike sooner rather than...read more


Home prices, starts, bring encouraging news

2012-03-10 | 07:54:46

New reports are indicating that a traditionally strong spring housing market may be in order this year as new home prices and housing starts are on the rise.The prices of new homes in Canada edged up 0.1 per cent in January from December, the 10th...read more



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