• Credit unions picking up BFS slack by Vernon Clement Jones

    Credit unions are hoping their competitors' loss will be their gain, with Ontario’s largest player actively reaching out to increasingly unwelcome self-employeds

  • Housing starts good news for investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    Housing starts slowed January, with multi-family developers – especially those in Atlantic Canada and Quebec -- responsible for applying the brakes.

  • More money down may mean headache by Vernon Clement Jones

    The search for conventional mortgage financing just got tougher -- and may get tougher still -- with several Canadian lenders moving to cut their rental programs because of tighter access to bulk insurance.

  • Genworth to the rescue of investors? by Vernon Clement Jones

    CMHC’s loss may ultimately be Genworth’s gain, with the country’s number two default mortgage insurer suggesting it has “lots” of lending capacity, even as the Crown corp. raises a cautionary note about its own future capabilities.

  • CREW app hits stores by CREW

    The only monthly publication dedicated to Canadian real estate investors is coming to an App Store near you.

  • Tired sellers bring prices within reach of investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    Property investors in Victoria may finally be getting the break they spent much of 2011 searching for, with sellers bringing their price expectations more in line with patient buyers.

  • Slow start for Calgary in 2012 by Kit Kadlec

    Calgary’s real estate market began 2012 with a whimper, as overall January prices fell 3% from a year ago and 4% from the previous month, new statistics show.

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