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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Investors, hold tight to your HELOCs by Vernon Clement Jones

    Draft guidelines meant to bring more checks and balances to mortgage underwriting could see banks rein in on the credit increasing numbers of investors rely on.

  • Claims screening service attracts homebuyers by Editorial Team

    A new service for investors and other homebuyers is providing a comprehensive insurance history of properties in Canada, including claims involving flood, tornado and more man-man disasters.

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