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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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A new report reveals Canadian sentiment about homebuying in Canada – including just how impactful the stress test might be. ... More

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau says last October’s sweeping mortgage rule changes aimed at cooling Canada’s housing market have successfully dampened high-risk ... More

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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Canadians have qualified for much larger mortgages over the past two decades due to record-low interest rates, and that has impacted affordability according to the Fraser ... More

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  8/21/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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Economists say the Canadian housing bubble — long feared to be vulnerable to a dangerous pop — is now officially dead. ... More

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  8/18/2017 | Posted in Most Livable by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The annual rankings of the world’s most liveable cities has been revealed and three of the top ten are in Canada. ... More

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  8/18/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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A prolonged regime of low-interest rates along with a steady trend of rising incomes have more than doubled the amount that Canadians are able ... More

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  8/16/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The latest forecast from CIBC Capital Markets is for Canadian interest rates to increase again in December this year. ... More

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  8/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined further in July 2017. ... More

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  8/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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New mortgages continue to grow in Canada, according to a new report. There were just over 1 million new mortgage loans funded in Canada last year — up 1.4% ... More

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  8/11/2017 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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Office vacancy rates in some of Canada’s biggest cities are set to be among the lowest in the Americas within the next two years as demand makes the markets among the ... More

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  8/10/2017 | Posted in New Developments by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The federal housing agency says home construction picked up last month. The annual pace of urban home construction increased by 5.5 per cent to 206,122 units, driven by a ... More

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  8/9/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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Should Poloz and his policy team sit on their hands for now or entertain at least one more rate increase in the coming months? ... More

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  8/8/2017 | Posted in Industry Trends by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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New technologies are transforming the way people in Canada and across the globe are buying a home, with significant implications for consumers and the property ... More

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  7/31/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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If the federal government forces mortgage lenders to carry more of the risk for delinquencies it could have a negative impact on the housing market and lead to an increase in ... More

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  7/31/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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A home is the largest purchase most people will make in their lives. That should reinforce the importance of planning ahead, doing your ... More

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  7/19/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The high levels of Canadian household debt should not be viewed in isolation a new report from the Fraser Institute says. ... More

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  7/19/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The federal finance minister says steps taken to tame Canada's hottest housing markets have already helped slow down a sector he believes was moving at an unsustainable ... More

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  7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The Central Bank raised its new target for the overnight rate to ¾% today, citing a confident financial outlook and above-potential ... More

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  7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The stress tests on mortgages, introduced last fall by the federal government, is pushing some homebuyers into uninsured lending options. ... More

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  7/11/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in Canada picked up in June. ... More

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  6/30/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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New study reveals Canadians born outside the country view home ownership as a major milestone. ... More

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  6/30/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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Canada’s economy grew for a sixth consecutive month with gains in a majority of industries, underlining the central bank’s view a durable recovery from an oil shock ... More

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  6/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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Homeowners with variable rate mortgages losing sleep over the increased chatter about a potential interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada should consider locking their rates ... More

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  6/22/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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We all know about Canada’s ballooning household debt. Guessing who else has gone on a debt binge to buy up real estate? Canadian corporations. ... More

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  6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ... More

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  6/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a sizeable decline in May 2017. ... More

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  6/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate ... More

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  6/14/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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In May, the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 2.2% from the previous month, the largest May gain in the 19-year history of the ... More

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  6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The Bank of Canada offered its strongest signal yet that it’s ready to raise interest rates as the economy gathers steam, in surprise comments that sent the Canadian ... More

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  6/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Mario & Mimma Volpentesta
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The latest jobs performance could put pressure on the Bank of Canada to increase interest rates, according to one veteran. ... More

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