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  • Eroding affordability helps landlords by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canadian homes became even less affordable during the second quarter, according to a new report from RBC, suggesting apartment vacancy rates will remain near all-time lows.

  • Rate wars over for now, analysts say by Vernon Clement Jones

    Analysts are suggesting investors will see little in the way of a rate war for the rest of 2012 as the big banks look to protect interest margins in a slowing market.

  • CIBC: the sky is not falling, investors by Editorial

    Investors looking to sell in the next couple years can breathe a sigh of relief, according to a top CIBC economist, suggesting the anticipated housing decline will not be as sharp or as long as earlier projected because of immigration.

  • Fitch: Tough winter for Canadian mortgage lenders by Editorial

    Despite a solid performance by the Big Six in the first half of the year, an international credit rating agency suggests the entire mortgage market is in for a rough ride through to the end of 2012.

  • Analyst: REITs have condo investors beat by Vernon Clement Jones

    A bank analyst is challenging the very cornerstone of property investment, suggesting Canadian apartment REITs now offer a much better return than the traditional condo buy.

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