• Relief from prepayment penalties arrives by Vernon Clement Jones

    “Uncle” -- that may be what CMHC is finally saying to cooperative housing complexes facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in prepayment penalties as they attempt to break mortgages with the Crown corporation.

  • Investors shaken by credit downgrade for Big Banks by Vernon Clement Jones

    Moody’s move Monday to downgrade the long-term credit ratings of six Canadian banks sent a chill through investor circles, amid fears that all markets will face significant correction.

  • GTA single-family prices alienate cash-flow investors by Jemima Codrington

    According to RealNet Canada Inc., the price of a new, single-family home in the GTA has risen 16 per cent in one year – a phenomenon limiting the cash flow horizons of would-be investors in those properties.

  • How mercenary are Canadian investors? by Vernon Clement Jones

    It may not sit well with some buyers of commercial property, but according to one expert, they’ll increasingly have to pounce on “distressed opportunities” in a market still facing economic uncertainty.

  • Fewer investors, homeowners looking to sell: report by Vernon Clement Jones

    National home sales slipping 17 per cent in December from a year ago, according to new report from the Canadian Real Estate Association, suggesting investors are no more anxious to sell than homeowners.

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