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Real Estate Market Trends Featured
11 August 2022

North American Real Estate Market Trends

North America’s housing market had been running hot since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, as shifting labour market trends, demand for single-family properties and ultra-low interest rates fueled a generational surge in home buying. As attention now shifts to affordability, economists are debating the impact of rising interest rates on real estate demand.   2021…

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State of the market June
22 July 2022
CMI State of the Market: Canada’s Housing Market Continues to Rebalance as Sales Drop in June

Canadian home sales declined for a fourth consecutive month in June, though the pace of declines moderated, signaling that local markets were gradually achieving balance following a surge in demand during the pandemic.  Home Sales Fell in June: CREA Real estate transactions were down across most of Canada in June, with national home sales falling…

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Rigorous mortgage selection
13 July 2022
Rigorous mortgage selection underpins the successful CMI MIC

Investing in a Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) is a great way to gain exposure to Canada’s real estate market. But how do you evaluate whether a MIC is well managed? One way is to understand the private mortgage adjudication and due diligence process, which plays a key role in minimizing investor risk. Elizabeth Wood, Executive…

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6 July 2022
CMI State of the Market: Canadian Home Sales Moderate Further in May

CMI State of the Market: Canadian Home Sales Moderate Further in May Canada’s housing market continued to rebalance in May, as sales declined for a third consecutive month and new property listings rose. The combination of central bank rate policy and affordability challenges was largely responsible for the decline in sales activity.  Home Sales and…

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25 May 2022
CMI State of the Market: Home Sales Moderate in April as Mortgage Rates Rise

Canadian home sales declined in April, as rising mortgage interest rates and other affordability challenges kept more homebuyers on the sidelines. Industry data shows that home prices may have peaked in urban centres such as Toronto, signaling the first major shift in market sentiment since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic more than two years…

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17 May 2022
A Closer Look at MIC Investing: CMI’s Mortgage Adjudication and Selection Process

With tighter mortgage lending rules governing traditional banks, many Canadians are turning to private lenders to obtain their mortgages. Private mortgages fill a critical gap in Canada’s lending market, and represent an untapped investment opportunity. Mortgage Investment Corporations, commonly known as MICs, are investment vehicles designed specifically for mortgage lending. Although there are hundreds of…

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6 May 2022
CMI State of the Market: Housing Becomes Major Theme in 2022 Federal Budget

Canada’s housing market cooled at the end of the first quarter, as supply constraints weighed on sales activity and contributed to another uptick in home values. Meanwhile, the federal government announced several supply-boosting initiatives in its 2022 budget to help alleviate shortages across the country.   Home Sales Decline in March: CREA National home sales…

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