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  • Investor stampede panics fence-sitters by Editorial Team

    An investor influx is driving rapid price acceleration in Halifax and Regina, at the same time those gains are lighting a fire under others looking to make their own leaps.

  • Second mortgages keep eye on JV partners by Vernon Clement Jones

    Trust but verify. That should be the mantra of all property investors funding JV deals, says one industry veteran, suggesting they consider registering second mortgages as part of all such agreements.

  • No slowdown pour Montreal by Kit Kadlec

    Despite predictions of a slowdown, Montreal and other Canadian cities racked up both price and volume gains in the first quarter.

  • Condo developers speeding up, not slowing down by Editorial Team

    A 5% spike in housing starts – driven by condo developers – surpassed predictions for March, according to the latest numbers from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

  • 'Lowly' Craigslist and Kijiji win over high-end listings by Vernon Clement Jones

    Investors with properties too “high-end” for Kijiji or Craigslist may be turning up their noses at success, with listing consultants using those sites to shift as much as 70 per cent of their rentals, including the pricey stuff.

  • Pricey Montreal market attracts property investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    It’s a market property investors in English Canada have shied away from, but growing concern about housing prices in the Montreal area are now fuelling new interest in La Belle Province.

  • 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.

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