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In hot real estate markets, realtors are going to make you an offer — whether you want it or not

It will probably look like a real offer for your home. You might see your name and address on what seems like a contract, complete with a purchase price — even though you’re not thinking about selling. 1,102 more words


Mortgages are the one thing in your portfolio you don't diversify, here's why you should

Here’s the long and the short of the mortgage market: there are no guarantees. The spread between locking in and floating has never been skinnier, yet the threat of rising mortgage rates fail to materialize year after year. 1,048 more words


CMHC pushing for comprehensive national strategy this year to 'reduce housing need'

Canada’s housing agency will begin a push for a national housing strategy to support affordable housing.

“This year, CMHC will work with other federal colleagues to undertake broad-based consultations on a national housing strategy,” Evan Siddall, chief executive officer of Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp., the country’s national housing agency, said in the text of a speech in Whitehorse, Yukon. 160 more words


Is the Canadian Housing Market poised for a period of downturn? Part 1

Information on the bubbly nature of the Canadian housing market has reached frothy levels. I’d say that there is an information bubble occurring around media reports covering the housing bubble in Canada.  302 more words