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We keep our finger on the pulse of the mortgage investment market to provide you with the latest news and trends from our team of experts. Read our blog to get the latest on mortgage investing so you can invest with CMI.

2 May 2017

Canadian Millennial’s Guide to Buying a Home

The transition from rent to homeownership has many obstacles for millennials. We’ve put together this guide to help young people make homeownership work for them.

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12 July 2016
Money Talks: Volume 1 (2016)

Money Talks returns with a look at how the UK’s referendum on European Union membership is influencing Canada’s mortgage market.

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4 July 2016
How Brexit Could Impact Canada’s Housing Market

Brexit dealt a massive blow to the financial markets, as heightened economic and political uncertainty triggered unrest across the globe. The aftershock of the referendum will have a prolonged impact on the global economy, including real estate.

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21 March 2016
Snapshot of Canada’s Residential Mortgage Market

Canada’s housing market continued to prove its resilience in 2015, as the combination of rock bottom interest rates and a competitive finance system outweighed the negative shock of plunging oil prices on the economy. Actual home sales rose 10% on a year-over-year basis in December,[1] with first-time homebuyers representing a growing share of the residential mortgage market.

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17 May 2013
Because it’s been Awhile Since We’ve Heard an American Comparison

Ever since we all watched the housing market across the border crumble under complete collapse in 2008 we haven’t been able to keep ourselves from making our own comparisons. Are we as bad off as they were? Are we doomed to the same fate? And no matter how many times experts and analysts say that…

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14 May 2013
Should all Mortgages in Canada be Capped at 25 Year Amortization?

If there was an outcry when the Department of Finance capped amortization lengths on insured mortgages, there may be an all out war if their newest proposed changes are to go through. According to the industry newsletter published by Canadian Mortgage Trends, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is considering capping all…

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14 May 2013
Toronto Condo Sales Plunge by More than Half in First Quarter

When comparing the real estate years of 2012 and 2013 in Toronto, especially the beginning of the years and taking the condo market into consideration with it, you know there’s going to be a huge gap. Last year condos were the talk of the town, and anyone who bought one the newest beau or belle…

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