• Mortgage rules slash home sales by Vernon Clement Jones

    New, tighter mortgage rules appeared to push home sales off the proverbial cliff September, falling 15 per cent from a year ago, according to numbers from the national Realtors association.

  • Canada’s housing prices shun correction fears by Jemima Codrington

    The unsinkable Canadian real estate market appears to be just that, with new numbers pointing to continuing price growth in the country’s biggest market, despite fears of a correction.

  • The big debate: Is T.O. a buyer's market? by

    As softening prices and tighter lending restrictions transform Montreal into a buyer’s market, Toronto insiders are divided on whether their city is already there.

  • IMF warning rattles flippers by Vernon Clement Jones

    Few economists predict it and most investors shutter at its mention, but the IMF is now suggesting the Canadian government may again have to intervene if its most recent mortgage rule changes fail to reverse the debt trend of consumers.

  • Investing bolsters full-time career by

    Brock Rogerson wears two hats - juggling his full-time career with his investing interests. However, winning a West Coast Top Investor Award has been beneficial to him in both roles.

  • More writing on the wall for condo investors? by Vernon Clement Jones

    The realities of a slower housing market have now come home to roost on Canadian construction sites, with housing starts starting to slow, especially in Toronto.

  • Flaherty streamrollers bubble concerns by Vernon Clement Jones

    The sky may or may not be falling, but Canada’s real estate market won’t be falling off the cliff anytime soon, says the federal finance head.

  • Poll: property management a tough sell by Jemima Codrington

    In a recent poll, CREW asked investors to pinpoint at what stage in their portfolio development should a property manager be called in. And judging by the results, those readers are an independent bunch.

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