7/9/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Kit Blott
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A growing number of Canadians, particularly renters, are planning to buy a home in the next 12 months amid the national economy’s steady recovery, according to a new ... More

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  5/20/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Canada’s banking watchdog is confirming it will apply tighter rules to the so-called mortgage stress test, effective June 01. ... More

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  5/17/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Kit Blott
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First-time homebuyers are getting more anxious about the market. ... More

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  5/6/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Whether you’re starting your home search or you just bid on the place of your dreams, getting denied for a mortgage will stop you cold. ... More

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  5/5/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Kit Blott
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Housing affordability in Canada has declined the most in two years ... More

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  5/4/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Long-awaited tweaks to the government’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive came into effect on Monday. ... More

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  5/1/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Advice by Kit Blott
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Many Canadians are under the assumption their mortgage is as good as done once they have a mortgage pre-approval. ... More

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  4/30/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Effective June 1, the federal mortgage stress test increases to 5.25 per cent, or about four times higher than what major lenders are actually charging ... More

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  4/27/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Effective May 3, 2021, the Federal Government will be expanding the First Time Home Buyer Incentive program to enhance eligibility in Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria Census ... More

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  4/23/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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The mass urban exodus that has been observed in Toronto and across Canada throughout the pandemic doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, and a new survey confirms ... More

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  4/22/2021 | Posted in Home Sellers by Kit Blott
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Home prices in many Canadian markets have climbed to records during the pandemic, but it seems the majority of homeowners are planning to stay the course, and haven’t yet ... More

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  4/20/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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The ongoing surge in home prices across the country is discouraging a large number of young non-homeowners, many of whom say they’re giving up on the dream of homeownership ... More

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  4/13/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Real estate prices in many Canadian cities have climbed to all-time highs during the pandemic, so it should come as no surprise that some Canadians appear ready to give up on ... More

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  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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One in five Canadians are hoping for a significant fall in housing prices, a sign of the mounting frustration felt by many people looking to get into the country's hot ... More

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  3/7/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Amid a hot housing market in major Canadian cities that has pushed ownership further out of reach for young first-time prospective home buyers, there are increasing calls for the ... More

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  2/26/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Kit Blott
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Nearly half of Canadians aged 25 to 35 own their home; one quarter of these homeowners have purchased a property since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 52% say remote ... More

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  2/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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The share of renters who are planning to buy has quadrupled, and what they want to buy is changing. ... More

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  2/4/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Got 34 years to save up for a house? The threshold every buyer has to meet to own a home ― the minimum down payment ― has reached Canada’s highest level on ... More

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  1/20/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Kit Blott
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Canadian Mortgage Debt Increased 7.4% in November compared to a year earlier, pushing total up to nearly $1.66 trillion, according to StatsCan. ... More

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  1/11/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Kit Blott
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Affordability and space limitations continue to impact purchase decisions as only 14% of Canadians polled would consider buying a home in a major metropolitan area. ... More

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  12/30/2020 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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With mortgage rates at historic lows and price growth tapering in certain markets, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented both opportunities and challenges for first-time homebuyers. ... More

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  12/1/2020 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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The federal government just released the Fall Economic Statement, announcing changes to the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive for prospective homeowners in some of Canada’s ... More

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  10/16/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Are you considering buying a pre-construction home or condo? Tarion compiled a few tips to help buyers navigate the new home buying process. ... More

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  9/18/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Record-low interest rates appear to be a major factor. ... More

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  8/10/2020 | Posted in Mortgage News by Kit Blott
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Effective this week, it gets a little easier to buy a house or refinance. ... More

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  7/13/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Kit Blott
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Renewal and refinance activity has spiked since lockdowns were lifted according to a recent report. ... More

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  6/30/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Kit Blott
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While mortgage rates have been tumbling steadily over the last couple of months, many are now in record-setting territory, with certain 1- to 5-year fixed rates now available for ... More

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  6/23/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Kit Blott
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Low interest rates will be the norm for the foreseeable future, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said earlier this week. ... More

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  6/4/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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Canada’s housing agency is tightening rules to make it more difficult for higher-risk borrowers to qualify for mortgage insurance. ... More

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  5/24/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
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The Bank of Canada is set to reduce its qualifying rate ten basis points, from 5.04 to 4.94 percent according a new report. ... More

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