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Legislation & Regulations
Federal budget 2019 – new initiatives for home buyers
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Federal Budget 2019 includes initiatives for first-time buyers, renters and measures to prevent tax non-compliance and money laundering.
Urban planning
Missing middle housing: three ways to help make home ownership more affordable
Friday, October 12, 2018
Missing middle housing includes ground-oriented, multi-unit homes that don’t stand out in single-family neighbourhoods.
Market Watch
By the numbers: What’s behind the shift in Metro Vancouver’s housing market?
Thursday, August 16, 2018
It's clear housing demand has subsided. As sales trend down, prices are beginning to follow, but what's causing this?
Fact Sheets
Mortgage insurance fact sheet
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Under the Canadian Bank Act, the federal government requires federally regulated financial institutions to insure high-ratio mortgages – less than a 20 per cent down payment – against default. Understand mortgage insurance by using this fact sheet.
Home Ownership
Financing your home
Thursday, February 1, 2018
When you're looking to buy a home, it's important to understand the steps for getting a mortgage.
Home Buying
Feds reduce purchasing power of low equity home buyers
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
An impending housing bubble said to be caused by foreign buyers bidding up home prices, and the rising debt levels of Canadians, have dominated the news in the past few years.