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Items Tagged with 'Canada'


China set to dominate foreign homebuyers market

Analysts expect Chinese to overtake Canadians within 5 years
July 10, 2014
“This bigger picture hides a rapid rise in purchases by Chinese investors, who may overtake Canadians as the largest group of foreign buyers of US housing within the next five years,” Capital Economics Property Economist Paul Diggle said.
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3 ways Canada beats the U.S. leaves out 1 huge factor

April 22, 2014
Canada officially outpaced America’s middle class and is now home to the richest middle class on the planet. But one key metric was left out of the report: housing.
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Offers new rental channel
September 25, 2013 is expanding its rental channel into Canada. The initiative offers consumers the chance to search for rental listings using data from numerous Canadian property management companies.
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Canada fails to learn from its Southern neighbors

Housing market starts to mimic a bubble
August 14, 2013
"We believe it is official that Canada’s housing market is frothy and in danger of a correction. Home prices when viewed as an index have soared, surpassing the height of the US housing bubble," said Chris Muoio, senior associate and economist with Research.
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REO brokers gain edge by catering to foreign investors

June 13, 2012
REO brokers who want to gain an edge with asset managers and banks are being encouraged to form "international shops" designed to better work with foreign...
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Costco: Want a mortgage with your 60 rolls of toilet paper?

April 26, 2012
Costco [stock COST] [/stock], the one-stop-bulk-shop haven, offers everything you need in a home: furniture, flooring, groceries and 60-roll toilet paper packs. Now Costco is going...
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Canada's housing bubble exists, and it's stretched thin

April 3, 2012
The hot housing market in Canada seems all too familiar. More mortgages without down payments, rising home costs without matching rises in income, and an extremely...
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Take a holiday

March 1, 2012
Collapsing house prices allow foreigners to build investmentsIt’s before dusk on a sunny afternoon in Phoenix, and Kris Anderson, a real estate agent for RE/MAX Excalibur,...
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Real estate agents pulling their hair out

April 25, 2011
Most people involved with any aspect of mortgage finance are probably pretty stressed out, as the market struggles to get on its feet with the threat of a double-dip recession looming. But according to one job-listing website, real estate agents are feeling the most work-related stress. The profession ranked as the 10th most stressful job of 2011, according to CareerCast, which maintains a database of job postings from across the U.S. and Canada.
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Hitting the Redo Button on Recent Regulation

March 16, 2010
Sometimes it seems that the world would work better if more people thought like engineers. Sure, there would be less music and art and fewer people (because it would be harder for couples to hook up). But the world would also come with a version number, so everyone would know that it was a work in progress. And there would be other benefits, too.
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