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  • August sales exceed expectation, stir concerns by CREW

    New home sale numbers confirm what every real estate agent and mortgage broker has already guessed -- home sales in August were sharply up from the same month last year, driven by fears of rising interest rates.

  • Don’t believe the Section 8 hype, expert warns by Grainne Burns

    Section 8 -- or government-subsidized housing -- is held out as the carrot for Canadian investors looking at Detroit and other low-income U.S. markets, but there's a warning attached to that.

  • Analyst: Home prices primed for 15% fall by CREW online

    Are the doomsayers back in the building? At least one investment specialist is now predicting home prices will drop 10 per cent to 15 per cent as mortgage rates tick higher.

  • The forks come out for farmland by Grainne Burns

    Vancouver investors, move over. You are not the only buyers frustrated by international demand for Canadian property.

  • No flood labelling for land titles by CREW online

    Investors are now scratching their heads after the Alberta government stepped down from plans to emend land titles to include flood warnings alerting prospective buyers.

  • Property investors converge for Montreal forum by

    More than 170 property investors gathered in Montreal Saturday for Quebec's first-ever Investor Forum, the event pulling industry leaders and trainers from both in and outside the province's growing markets.

  • Regulator: Look before leaping into rent-to-own by CREW online

    The Real Estate Council of Ontario is now joining the chorus of those asking both homebuyers and investors to do their homework before leaping into a rent-to-own deal with any third party.

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