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Industry News

National housing market to remain in doldrums – survey

National housing market to remain in doldrums – survey

  • May 22, 2019

A new Reuters survey predicts that average home prices will stagnate this year and slightly rise next year


Poloz expects interest rates to rise “a bit”

Poloz expects interest rates to rise “a bit”

  • May 22, 2019

However, the governor says that he doesn’t know when and by how much


Poloz rejects calls to loosen strict mortgage rules

Poloz rejects calls to loosen strict mortgage rules

  • May 21, 2019

The governor says he “would frown upon” pressures on policymakers to loosen B-20 mortgage rules


National home sales climb in April – CREA

National home sales climb in April – CREA

  • May 17, 2019

Sales activity improves both on a month-over-month and year-over-year basis


Fewer foreigners buying homes in GTA – CBC

Fewer foreigners buying homes in GTA – CBC

  • May 17, 2019

CBC’s analysis shows that the pace of non-resident purchases has slowed since a foreign buyers’ tax was imposed


Conservative leader vows to end stress test on mortgage switches

Conservative leader vows to end stress test on mortgage switches

  • May 16, 2019

Andrew Scheer promises to consider additional measures that will improve housing affordability


No renewal shock for many mortgage holders this year

No renewal shock for many mortgage holders this year

  • May 16, 2019

New research says rates to renew five-year mortgages aren’t much higher than when the mortgages were taken out


Mortgage stress test affects Saskatchewan’s housing market

Mortgage stress test affects Saskatchewan’s housing market

  • May 14, 2019

The Association of Saskatchewan Realtors calls for revisions to the stress test