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Should I take a break from house hunting?

The housing market is very competitive and can be exhausting to buyers for a variety of reasons.  Most people start looking at listings online very casually and start visiting some open houses in desirable neighbourhoods long before they’re actually prepared to make a purchase (complete with down payment) which makes the process seem even longer. 347 more words

Home Buying

Future Home Sales Also Soaring

The Mortgage Corner

It looks like housing sales this year could return to pre-recession levels (though not into bubble territory), as all 3 major housing stats—existing, new, and now Pending-home sales are off to a good start in 2016. 600 more words

Weekly Financial News

Single-family housing starts expected to slow, says CMHC

New construction of single-family homes in the Calgary area are expected to step back by at least 600 starts this year, says Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. 353 more words

Homes

Taming of hot housing market Metro Vancouver a divisive issue

An unusual issue will likely be front and centre in the coming election campaign, but it’s not entirely clear how —  or even if — it will impact the eventual result. 695 more words

Politics

Toronto and Vancouver suffering 'buyer gridlock' as even existing homeowners can’t afford to move

Skyrocketing housing prices in Toronto and Vancouver are now preventing even existing homeowners from being able to upgrade into a new home.

While much has been made of the plight of first-time homebuyers who have to contend with lack of affordability in both markets, TD Economics notes that higher prices are now locking out those who bought entry-level homes years ago and are hoping to upgrade. 542 more words

Investing

Home Sales Surge in Arpil 2016

Signed contracts to purchase existing homes soared in April from March, as the housing sector continues to field positive news. April Pending Home Sales jumped 5.1% from the previous month hitting the highest level in 10 years. 218 more words

Mortgage News

Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market

In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week,Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists they surveyed: 244 more words

Real Estate