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Items Tagged with 'Canada'


Homes.com expands into Canada

Offers new rental channel
September 25, 2013
Homes.com 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 Auction.com 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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TD Bank Offers $2m in Housing Grants

July 6, 2009
TD Charitable Foundation, the giving arm of TD Bank and TD Banknorth will offer $2m in grants to support affordable housing along the east coast through its 2009 “Housing for Everyone” competition. From Maine to Florida, the operating area of the banks, non-profit programs can submit their creative solutions for a rocky housing market in the hopes of landing one of the 56 grants, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
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Tech Roundup: Help for Lenders in Complying with H4H

December 1, 2008
In response to federal regulators strongly encouraging lenders and servicers to participate in the Federal Housing Administration's Hope for Homeowners program, Minneapolis-based Wolters Kluwer Financial Services announced Monday it has begun to develop a "comprehensive suite of solutions" to help financial institutions comply with the program's requirements.
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