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  • Fitch: Canadian homes 20% overvalued by Christopher Myrick

    Here's something that may give property investors pause: One of the big three global ratings agencies says Canadian housing prices are overvalued by about 20 per cent in real -- and, perhaps, frightening -- terms.

  • Strong Loonie driving U.S. property purchases by Jemima Codrington

    Canadians are the largest foreign buyers of real estate in the U.S., according to a new report from the American association of Realtors.

  • Property investor revs up Detroit's motor by Jemima Codrington

    As the Detroit housing market looks for a comeback from its economic implosion, property investors are rising to the challenge to rebuilding a city once considered the motor of American manufacturing.

  • Commercial lender confidence on the rise by Jemima Codrington

    According to a new sentiment survey from The Real Property Association (REALpac), commercial real estate lenders in Canada are more optimistic this year, and with reason.

  • Tenants win city hall support for 'rent control' by Vernon Clement Jones

    Tenant activists are finding city halls across Canada increasingly receptive to concerns about rents that outpace affordability, with Vancouver the latest to listen -- and, indeed, to act.

  • CMHC to Realtors: Keep consumers in the dark by Jemima Codrington

    Investors trolling MLS for foreclosure opportunities may have a tougher time identifying those properties, with CMHC and Realtors now agreeing to make the inclusion of that information optional.

  • Chinese portal tries to lure investors back to Vancouver by

    A Chinese-language web portal launched today is seeking to make it easier for Chinese speakers to invest in Vancouver’s property market, or perhaps reignite interest among a customer base whose demand for West Coast properties has softened.

  • Finalists for Top Investor Awards announced by

    Experts in an industry where it’s increasingly difficult to make your mark have earned finalist spots for this year’s Top Investor Awards, with both new and seasoned players among 31 honourees.

  • Calgary affordability deters property investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    Calgary -- and much of the rest of Alberta -- is increasingly billed as the promised land for property investors, but growing affordability for homebuyers threatens to scuttle that, according to a new report.

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