The problem with the Canadian government’s mortgage stress test

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Josh Sherman Jan 5, 2019 On a recent segment of BNN Bloomberg, Toronto realtor John Pasalis voiced support for extended mortgage stress testing nearly a year to the day after the federal government introduced it. “The stress tests are great,” Pasalis says of the measure which requires mortgage applicants to qualify for their loans at a higher interest rate than they are … Read More

71% of Canadians Think the Federal Government Needs to do More to Improve Housing Affordability

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Sarah Niedoba The dream of owning a home in many of Canada’s largest cities has become increasingly out of reach for the average would-be buyer. And according to a new survey, the majority of Canadians think the government should be doing more to help. Up to 71 percent of Canadians believe that the federal government should be doing more to … Read More

Modest home price growth expected for 2019: Re/Max, Royal LePage

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Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Home prices across the country are expected to rise in 2019, but only at a moderate pace compared with recent years, according to two of Canada’s largest residential real estate brokerages. Royal LePage is anticipating the national median home price will increase by 1.2 per cent in 2019, with prices in Toronto and the surrounding areas … Read More