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Bank of Canada posts first-ever monthly decline in mortgage bond holdings

Published on Thu, 04 Feb 2021 14:56:08 +0000

by Ephraim Vecina, Mortgage Broker News Amid its ongoing commitment to maintain its quantitative easing program, the Bank of Canada has reported its first ever monthly decline in the amount of Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMBs) held by the institution. The central bank’s data showed that it held $9.66 billion in CMBs at the end of December, falling by 0.65% from November ... Read More

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Why are home prices higher in Canada than in the US?

Published on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:04:39 +0000

by Duffie Osental The average cost of a house in Canada is almost twice as much as in the United States – something BMO’s chief economist believes could be due to several reasons. According to figures from BMO, the average home price in Canada is about 46% higher than the average cost of a home south of the border. What’s ... Read More

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Canadian Mortgage-Rate Forecast for 2021

Published on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 20:52:42 +0000

By: David Larock We begin 2021 with our glasses half full – and that’s not just because our New Year’s celebrations were cancelled. On the one hand, recently approved vaccines give us hope that we will beat the pandemic back and return to normal activities sometime this year. But on the other hand, spiking infection rates have necessitated the reintroduction ... Read More

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Windsor’s average property price has increased by more than $80,000 since last November

Published on Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:16:54 +0000

The average price people are willing to pay for real estate in Windsor-Essex continues to skyrocket even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. In general, the average property price in the region has increased by nearly 25 per cent over the last year. “It has escalated lately,” Damon Winney, president of the Windsor-Essex County Realtor’s Association said. According to a  monthly report ... Read More

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Home sales slowed in October but average price up 15% in past year, CREA says

Published on Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:07:42 +0000

The average price of a Canadian resale home has risen by more than 15 per cent in the year up to October, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday. The group that represents more than 130,000 real estate agents across Canada said that last month was the busiest October ever for home sales, continuing a trend that started in May ... Read More

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A closer look at Canada’s off-the charts home sales activity in September

Published on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:51:21 +0000

By: Clayton Jarvis Last week, CREA released its housing data for September 2020, with the headline number being a nationwide year-over-year increase in sales of 45.6 percent. It’s a colossal figure, but one that makes little room for nuance. As many Mortgage Broker News readers are aware, there is no “Canadian housing market”, just a collection of distinct housing markets that happen ... Read More

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Franco Greco on what it takes to handle times of crisis

Published on Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:59:35 +0000

By: Ephraim Vecina Franco Greco, senior vice president of loan origination and business development at NewDay, pointed to the robust fundamentals that comes from eight years of industry experience as what helped him manage his company across the challenges of 2020 – which includes the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Steering one of North America’s leading mortgage lenders focused ... Read More

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Moody’s: Significantly lower home prices expected in several Canadian markets

Published on Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:47:39 +0000

By: Ephraim Vecina While federal financial aid and mortgage deferrals have propelled some price growth recently, it will be only a matter of time before the full negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic works its way through the housing market, according to a new report by Moody’s Analytics. In its newest Canada Housing Market Outlook, Moody’s said that the housing market’s ... Read More

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Bank of Canada Confirms Ultra-Low Mortgage Rates Are Here to Stay

Published on Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:14:43 +0000

By David Larock Last Wednesday the Bank of Canada (BoC) announced that it would hold its policy rate steady, as was universally expected. In its policy statement, the Bank offered an updated assessment of the state of our recovery, and, by association, indicated where our mortgage rates are likely headed over the short and medium term. Let’s start with a quick review ... Read More

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