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Home buyers mull alternatives in overheated market

Some Canadians who are dreaming of buying a home are considering their options as housing prices remain out of reach in many markets over the past year.

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Urban exodus in Ontario may be exaggerated

Small-town life appeals to only 18 per cent of big city residents who are considering selling their home in the next year.
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Trade conflict impacts Bank of Canada interest rate

The next announcement on the overnight rate target is October 30, 2019.
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Construction Lending Q&A: Jeremy Wedgbury, First National

We spoke with Jeremy Wedgbury of First National to discuss current industry challenges of construction lending and potential financial solutions.


Larger mortgages a factor in higher home prices: study

Over the past 17 years, Canadians were able to qualify for larger mortgages due to declining interest rates and rising incomes, says the Fraser Institute.

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Strong projections for CRE investment in Canada

The Canadian commercial real estate investment market is expected to remain strong despite rising interest rates.


Report warns against tightening mortgage rules

In a report released June 28, Will Dunning, Mortgage Professionals Canada’s chief economist, warned against further tightening mortgage lending conditions in Canada, saying it would significantly

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Stalled economic growth worries central bankers

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz suggests the economy is now on two distinct growth tracks, but acknowledges that hits in the resource sector ripple out to other industries.

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Key interest rate holds at 0.75 per cent

The Bank of Canada reports an easing of national financial conditions since a surprise downward adjustment in the key interest rate six weeks ago, and plans


Housing affordability declines in Q4 2014: RBC

The latest Housing Trends and Affordability Report from RBC Economics found that the Canadian home ownership dream became slightly less affordable in the fourth quarter of 2014. Between November and December of last year, resale activity fell 5.6 per cent, the sharpest month-over-month decline recorded in four and a half years.

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Interest rate cut should benefit real estate

Real estate is positioned prominently among industries likely to benefit from the Bank of Canada’s interest rate cut announced with today’s release of the quarterly