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March 26th, 2013
Consumer Confidence Increased Slightly But the Proportion of Quebecers Who Feel This is a Good Time to Make a Major Purchase Decreased in March
According to the Conference Board of Canada, the overall Consumer Confidence Index among Québec consumers increased in March 2013 compared to the previous month. After decreasing in February, the Index registered a 1.3-point increase in March to reach ...
Why a Cyprus bailout is good for Canadian REITs
Could a bailout in Cyprus be good for Canadian real estate investment trusts? At least one analyst thinks so.
Same data, two different stories.
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BMO on housing market: ‘Bubble fatigue? Try buyer fatigue’
These are stories Report on Business is following Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Housing won't rebound quickly: BMO
Projections for Canada’s housing market are all over the map. But where Bank of Montreal’s concerned, residential real estate probably isn’t going to bounce ...
Condo insurance: a dripping time bomb
While there are no statistics documenting under-insurance in condominiums, co-owners, lawyers, insurance brokers and industry officials say it has become a critical and widespread issue in the condo market, the fastest-growing housing sector in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
Photograph by: Susan Ferguson , The Gazette
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Responding to a desire of first-time home buyers to better understand the financial details in the buying process, the Canadian Real Estate Association announced Monday an online tool to guide them through the process.
Called the Homebuyer’s Road Map and created in conjunction with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the guide offers basic advice in seven areas th ...
November 14th, 2012
Montreal official testifies that construction companies offered all kinds of goodies, including prostitutes
MONTREAL — A Montreal municipal official was offered prostitutes’ services as a gift from const ...
Five traps to avoid when buying a condo
SOURCE: Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine.
With signs of uncertainty in the market, it has never been more important to analyze your next real estate investment. Jumping into the unknown and hoping for the best is risky business. While this tactic may have worked over the past three years during Canada’s lucrative real estate market, it is no longer ...
Are you in the debt danger zone?
For every one dollar Canadians earn in one year, we owe $1.63. The latest figure from Statistics Canada is shocking when you consider that not even twenty years ago we owed less than our annual income.
Economists see the debt-to-income ratio of 163 as a warning sign that the national household debt level will be unmanageable when interest rates eventually ...