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Dr. Sherry Cooper: Housing still within reach for first-time buyers

2016-08-23 | 11:05:44

Despite headline-grabbing stories about million-dollar houses pushing home ownership out of reach in Canada’s large cities, there’s still plenty of opportunity for first-time buyers in certain segments of the Canadian real estate market,...

Residential Mortgage Market Commentary

2016-08-10 | 09:21:03

The two hottest housing markets in the country appear to be heading in opposite directions even though they are suffering from the same, fundamental problem – under supply.July sales in Greater Vancouver dropped nearly 27% compared to June and...

Understanding the Benefits of Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

2016-08-08 | 07:18:00

Pre-approvals are certainly beneficial. However, they can also be very disappointing if you are not prepared to know what they actually mean. They DON’T mean… They don’t mean that you have a mortgage. Until there is a Purchase...

Your Financial Future As a Post Secondary Student

2016-08-05 | 08:15:42

So you’ve graduated from high school and off to university or college. Before you start, take the time to set down some goals and a budget for your financial future as a post secondary student. Your parents have probably been telling you to...

Payrolls Plummet in Canada and Surge in the U.S.

2016-08-05 | 08:13:24

Another woeful jobs report in Canada for the month of July triggers further pessimism. Following three consecutive months of stagnant employment, payrolls fell by a much-worse-than-expected 31,000 in July as the unemployment rate increased 0.1...

Economic Data Better Than Headline Figures Suggest

2016-07-29 | 09:53:52

Canadian and U.S. data gatherers posted GDP figures this morning.  The numbers looked pretty bad for both countries, but fortunately, digging deeper, they were not as bad as at first glance.   Canadian GDP Data  The May...