• Realtors, is it time to thank CMHC? by CREW online

    CMHC may have inadvertently given real estate agents a helping hand, with its latest move to slow mortgage growth sending fence-sitting buyers into the market.

  • July sales and prices soar by Vernon Clement Jones

    July home sales are backing up industry boasters, with new CREA numbers confirming a 9.4 per cent rise from the same month last year.

  • Benjamin Tal: Don't bet on price appreciation by Vernon Clement Jones

    Investors crossing their fingers and hoping for price appreciation may increasingly strike out, according to CIBC’s leading economist, suggesting the housing market no longer supports flipping.

  • Investors move in for 'flood fringe' opportunities by Vernon Clement Jones

    Bad press is actually helping investors catch a break in the hot Calgary market as they move to snatch up deals in “flood fringe” areas -- without heightened competition from homebuyers.

  • Landlords brace for construction spree by Vernon Clement Jones

    Housing starts trended at 187,416 units in July, down only a hair from June's numbers and an indication landlords will increasingly compete for renters.

  • Big retailer prepares new real estate investment by

    One of the country's largest retailers is preparing to make a big splash this fall, anticipating the introduction of its REIT to Canadians, increasingly receptive to those alternative real estate investments

  • Alberta lender revolutionized 'posted' rates by Vernon Clement Jones

    A regional lender is now dispensing with the sham of posted rates, moving to the kind of truth in advertising investors repeatedly call for but are routinely denied.

  • The biggest mistake you can make in 2013 by Vernon Clement Jones

    The pace of real estate sales has slowed, but not prices. Still, one celebrated investor is reminding newbies that cash flow is king, and buying on the promise of appreciation is increasingly a mug’s game.

  • The young and the restless in Moncton by

    Moncton, N.B., has quickly transformed itself into the city of the bold and beautiful, according to a new report pegging the average age of newcomers at well under 45 -- an attractive lure to investors.

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