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Canadian housing starts trend upwards as Toronto construction takes a breather

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its monthly housing starts figures for April 2019, reporting an upwards trend due to strong multi-unit starts. 

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Toronto still highly vulnerable as Canada’s housing market improves

In the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s quarterly Housing Market Assessment, the overall condition of Canada’s housing market moved from high risk to moderate risk, mostly due to an easing of price acceleration.

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Shifting the focus to first-time buyers

We tend to always have a slight focus on first-time buyers, but now that we’re fully in spring mode, we want to shift the focus into a higher gear. For all of May, we’ll have even more tips and news for and about first-time buyers! 

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Find out why Toronto needs non-resident buyers

To get a better grasp on the housing market, we reached out to some industry professionals to get their opinions on a few hot topics. Our first Q&A was with Ben Myers, President of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc.

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Canadian housing starts remain steady through March 2019

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its housing starts data for March 2019, but there’s not much to get too excited about as construction remained steady to wrap up the first quarter of the year. 

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CMHC explains why the First-Time Home Buyers Incentive will work in Toronto and Vancouver

Last week, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation came to the defence of the First-Time Home Buyers Incentive (CMHC will be the organization partnering in the shared equity mortgages).

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Non-residents own more than 7% of condo units in Toronto

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its latest Housing Market Insight report, highlighting some new data gathered on non-resident homeownership in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. 

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Funding announced for 9 innovative affordable housing solutions

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently announced that it will be funding nine innovative affordable housing solutions through the National Housing Strategy Demonstrations Initiative. 

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Don’t expect to see a spike in detached home construction this year

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its monthly housing starts report for February 2019, reporting a drop in new home construction. 

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Governments and corporations own just 7% of residential properties in Ontario Image

Governments and corporations own just 7% of residential properties in Ontario

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released highlights of its latest Housing Market Insight report, which focused on individual and non-individual residential property ownership. 

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