Expert Advice

New stress test mortgage rules: how much home can you really afford?
Posted by Emma Scott

OSFI has created new rules for the Mortgage Stress Test in Canada, making it harder for first-timers to qualify for a mortgage as of June 2021. Here's how the test works.

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A comprehensive guide on how to port a mortgage
Posted by Taylor Pipe

Rather than exiting your contract early and paying high penalty fees, you may be able to qualify to port your mortgage. Here's everything you need to know about porting a mortgage in Canada.

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Pre-construction condos in Toronto: The quickest past to wealth
Posted by Ryan Coyle

Ryan Coyle of CONNECT Asset Management explains why investors should follow him on his chosen path to wealth: pre-construction condos in the GTA

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Commercial real estate alternatives in Hamilton and Ottawa
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

With residential prices climbing in two of Ontario’s most desirable markets, should investors target commercial properties there instead?

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CIBC senior economist: GTA market more sustainable than 2016
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

RBC, however, says recent price increases may indicate a return to the insanity of years past

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Survey says Canadians may need to rethink their approach to mortgages
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

47% of Canadians say getting the lowest rate is their most important consideration when mortgage shopping

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Montreal selling times hit 15-year low
Posted by Gerv Tacadena

Dwellings in the Montreal CMA are becoming more expensive as buyers compete for a limited housing supply

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Toronto's anemic supply likely to keep price ramping up
Posted by Gerv Tacadena

This will push buyers to more affordable options like condominiums and apartments

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BCREA report forecasts increased sales, prices for 2020
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

The BC market is expected to maintain the momentum it picked up in the latter half of 2019

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It's not just a niche: What investors can learn from a resurgent luxury market
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

According to a new report from Sotheby's, top-tier real estate is back. The company's CEO explains why investors should be paying attention

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Go Big: Multi-family and commercial projected for continued strong growth in 2020 says new report
Posted by Clayton Jarvis

Raging demand for non-traditional properties presents an attractive opportunity for investors with the ability to scale up

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Demand for rental units outstrips supply
Posted by Gerv Tacadena

Canada's national vacancy rents declined for a third consecutive year in 2019

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