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  • Investors may face budget blues by Vernon Clement Jones

    Some landlords may not want to hear this, but the goverrnment will leave mortgage rules alone Thursday, predicts the head of the country`s national association of mortgage professionals, pointing in part to his own industry`s lobbying efforts.

  • Index shows modest price gain to start 2012 by Kit Kadlec

    Following two months of retreat, Canadian home prices advanced in January, according to the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index.

  • Canuck investors help Phoenix, Miami buck market trend by Kit Kadlec

    U.S. home prices continued their slide during the first part of the year, the latest stats show, although a rare exception was Canadian-investor hotspots Phoenix and Miami.

  • Competitors to BMO: Thanks for the March memories by Vernon Clement Jones

    BMO's competitors may want to praise the rate instigator, not bury it, with the bank's record-setting 2.99% forcing a growing number of fence sitters into the market, say mortgage brokers.

  • Realtor to small investors: No time to sell by Vernon Clement Jones

    It may ultimately work against him, but a veteran Realtor is cautioning small property investors from selling any cash-flowing properties, suggesting ever-tightening mortgage rules may block their ability to buy new ones.

  • Home prices could soon be “topping out”: CREA by Kit Kadlec

    National home prices continued to rise in February, but the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said Friday that evidence pointed to a market that was “topping out.”

  • Govt in no rush to tighten mortgage rules by Vernon Clement Jones

    The government seems prepared to sit pat with the current set of mortgage rules -- the Finance minister viewing, with some irony, banker calls for tighter ones.

  • 'Hot' spring season ahead for investors by Kit Kadlec

    Canada’s housing market won't be cooling down just yet, with a new report by Re/Max pointing to a growing number of bidding wars in markets across the country.

  • Investors are cool with hot Alberta market by Vernon Clement Jones

    Hot without the hot prices is how the Alberta housing market is being billed following release of February sales numbers – up 14% from a year ago.

  • Investors trampled by lender retreat by Caitlin Nobes

    Key lender decisions are quickly drying up borrowing opportunities for real estate investors -- no matter how successful their track records or attractive their properties.

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