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  • Higher qualifying rate add to investor challenges by Vernon Clement Jones

    Sunday’s 20-basis-point bump-up in the qualifying rate won’t likely exacerbate an already difficult qualifying process for small investors, say brokers, although it isn't like to help them compete with the growing number of homebuyers still entering the market.

  • Investors shut out of low-rates boom by Editorial Team

    Low rates and high temperatures conspired to increase home prices in the first quarter of 2012, according to new numbers from one of the largest real estate organizations, but few sales likely involved investors.

  • Small investors spark to commercial properties by Vernon Clement Jones

    Investors may need to take a second look at commercial, with low vacancies and rising demand pushing the development of 9 million sq.-ft. of office space that may ultimately not be enough.

  • Climbing prices hike Calgary listings by Kit Kadlec

    As prices begin to nudge up in Calgary, a growing number of owners are becoming convinced now could be a good time to sell and putting their homes on the market.

  • Hawaiian law no holiday for Canuck investors by

    Canadian real estate investors in Hawaii could soon have to hire a property local property manager in order to comply with new legislation making its way through the state’s legislature.

  • 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.

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