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Former CMHC competitor petitions for mortage insurance fees to drop

October 23rd, 2013
A former senior executive at one of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s competitors says it’s time for mortgage default insurance premiums to drop because the Crown corporation doesn’t have the same percentage of risky clients due to tighter loan regulations.

Brian Bell, who used to be vice-president of private insurer Canada Guaranty and now runs his own real estate brokerage, is calling ...

Southern Georgian Bay home sales up in September

October 17th, 2013

Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Association numbered 92 units in September 2013. This was an increase of 17 per cent compared to the same month last year.

“Demand picked up noticeably in September,” said Gray Watters, President of the Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Association. “The September sales figure was actual ...

24 Chatham Street, Penetanguishene, ON

October 17th, 2013

 

Check out all of the details of this Single Family Home for sale, 24 Chatham Street, Penetanguishene,ON

Government of Canada Offers Homeownership Incentives

October 16th, 2013
Buying your first home is one of the largest investments of your life. Canada's Economic Action Plan introduces the First-Time Home Buyers' (FTHB) Tax Credit and the expansion of the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) to provide you with additional benefits and help you realize your dream of homeownership.
Buying your first home is one of the largest investments of your life. Canada's Economic Action ...

351 Third Street, Midland, ON

October 11th, 2013

Check out all of the details of this Single Family for sale, 351 Third Street, Midland, ON

You Found a House. What's the Next Step?

October 11th, 2013
After days or weeks of house hunting, finally you have found a house that you really like. So what happens next? Your Real Estate agent will guide and assists you on how to make an offer to purchase a home. To find out more information, click below.

Making an Offer.pdf

7 Easton Avenue, Tay Township, ON

October 9th, 2013

I just sold this Single Family at 7 Easton Avenue, Tay Township, ON Bayberry Estates.

View this recently sold Single Family or see all my home sales

23 Lesperance Road, Tiny, ON

October 9th, 2013

I just sold this Lot at 23 Lesperance Road, Tiny, ON .

View this recently sold Lot or see all my home sales

526 Hugel Avenue, Midland, ON

October 9th, 2013

Check out all of the details of this Land/Building/Business for sale, 526 Hugel Avenue, Midland, ON

Bank of Canada may not hike interest rates until 2016

October 9th, 2013

from The Globe and Mail

 Bank of Nova Scotia economists are now raising the possibility of no move in the Bank of Canada’s benchmark interest rate until 2016. Other observers have speculated on late next year or early 2015 for the first rate hike by the central bank.

 But Scotiabank’s Derek Holt, Mary Webb and Dov Zigler say the Bank of Canada is now signaling a hold of more than two years, ...

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