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Tag: qualify mortgage Canada housing market has become riskier, IMF has warned

  Canada’s housing market has become riskier over the past two years, with risk levels similar to those seen during the financial crisis a decade ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report released this week.   But there is good news: The measures Canadian policymakers have taken over the past several years — particularly foreign buyers’ taxes and tough new mortgage rules — are the right ones to prevent a debt crisis, the report suggested..   In its latest Global Financial Stability Report, the Washington-based agency dedicated to global financial co-operation said the U.S. and Canadian housing

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Tag: qualify mortgage Interest Rate up inject to homebuyers’ challenges, more first-time buyers may not qualify

  The interest rate up and third Bank of Canada rate hike this year could shut more first-time buyers out of the Toronto region’s housing market. It will increase hundreds of dollars to some homeowners’ challenge mortgage payments. More first-time buyers may not qualify for mortgage.   The central bank has raised its key lending rate 0.25 to 1.75 per cent on October 24, 2018. Similarly, Canada’s big banks boost their prime rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 3.95 per cent from 3.70 per cent, effective October 25. The bank previously raised rates by 0.25 percentage points

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Tag: qualify mortgage Toronto home prices gain by 20%, and buyers encounter new mortgage rules

  Toronto’s record-setting existing homes market released more eye-popping results for sales and prices, but realtors say they’ll have their eye on new federal mortgage rules and their impact on the market. The Toronto Real Estate Board said Wednesday it recorded 9,925 sales through the multiple listing service in September, a 21.5 per cent increase from a year ago. Based on the board’s MLS home price index, the average selling price for all properties in the region reached $755,755, a 20.4 per cent increase from a year ago. “We continued to see strong demand for ownership housing up against a

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