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The new mortgage rules just announced by the Federal Government could well be – in our view – the straw that breaks the camel’s back. An early Christmas present for the 6 big banks. A kick in the teeth for all other lenders. Knock out to mortgage competition in Canada.
SEATTLE NOW AS HOT AS VANCOUVER? ARE YOU PLAYING WITH THE "HOUSE’S" MONEY? LAND RUSH: IN THE EYE OF CANADA’S HOUSING HURRICANE LANDLORDS SEE GREEN IN IRISH HOUSING RECOVERY CHINA NOW 42% OF FOREIGN REAL ESTATE INVESTORS IN CANADA BANKS DON’T WANT THE RISK; LEAVE THAT TO THE PUBLIC U.S. SHARKS SHORTING BOARDWALK EAST VAN CONDO: 5% DOWN AND A 27% EQUITY RETURN CLOSE UP: KITSILANO RENTAL APARTMENT MARKET REALTORS REPORT FROM DAWSON CREEK
1. With our central banker, lowering rates - even planning to go negative - in order to stimulate exports it makes it easier to afford larger and larger mortgages. As a result CMHC will be ordered to tighten rules more and more for investors. It is already dramatically more difficult to get approved for an investment mortgage
Ask your bank why! When the Bank of Canada cuts interest rates, it does so in an effort to jumpstart the economy by making it cheaper for consumers and companies to borrow money. The central bank cut its rate by a quarter percentage point last Wednesday, the second such increase this year for a total of