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  1. Property - International - CANADA

    Canada's housing agency curbs condo mortgage insurance

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Mortgage insurance for condo construction to be stopped as housing boom continues Canada's housing agency aims to cut risks Canada's federal housing agency will no longer offer mortgage insurance for condominium construction, as it made further changes to its programmes with the aim of cutting risks amid the country's housing boom. Canada Mortgage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1529338/canadas-housing-agency-curbs-condo-mortgage-insurance
  2. Property - International - CANADA

    Canada's housing starts rebound to surprise market

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:04am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Bounce-back in new home construction activity stronger than expected amid rise in prices Housing starts rebound to surprise market New home construction in Canada picked ... rose to 194,809 units from 156,592 in March, data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp showed. That surpassed analysts' expectations for a gain to 175,000. March's housing starts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1511303/canadas-housing-starts-rebound-surprise-market
  3. Property - International - CANADA

    Canada shows slow price rise for new housing

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ottawa New homes prices tame The price of new Canadian homes rose 0.2 per cent in February from January, topping expectations of a 0.1 per cent gain after January's 0.3 per cent increase, according to Statistics Canada data. Year on year, prices were up by a tame 1.5 per cent, remaining in the range of 1 to 2 per cent registered over the past year. The Canadian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483015/canada-shows-slow-price-rise-new-housing
  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    How the end of Canada's millionaire visa will hit the property sector

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... They were not the only ones: there were hitherto virtually no restrictions on foreigners buying properties in Canada and, while there appears to be no concrete data confirming the actual number ... oversight." Boscariol believes that Canada had only just begun to tap the potential of Chinese investors. The wealthy do not just buy up property there, she points out- they also purchase cars, set up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1457007/market-braces-big-impact
  5. Property - International - CANADA

    Vancouver leads way as Canada experiences boom in home building

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 05:03am by Bloomberg

    ... building permits granted by municipalities jumped 26.3 per cent to C$4.6 billion (HK$32.1 billion) Statistics Canada reported. One of the largest municipal gains was led by multiple-unit housing in Vancouver, a market that national policymakers have said was most at risk from over-building and a glut. Bank of Canada deputy governor John Murray said the country probably would avoid housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1446421/vancouver-leads-way-canada-experiences-boom-home-building
  6. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    As Canada closes its door, Spain puts out the welcome mat

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by EDWARD FARRELLY

    ... Edward Farrelly property.post@scmp.com Madrid's move to grant residency to foreigners who invest at least €500,000 in real estate will prove tempting proposition to bargain hunters As Canada closes its door, Spain puts out welcome mat Many people from Hong Kong and the mainland may have been dismayed by Canada's decision to terminate a programme that granted residency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1435055/canada-closes-its-door-spain-puts-out-welcome-mat
  7. Property - International - CANADA

    'Polar vortex' chills home sales in Canada

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Existing-home sales continue into fifth monthly decline as nation shivers through the winter 'Polar vortex' chills Canada activity Sales of existing homes in Canada fell last month, the fifth in a row, as unusually harsh winter weather discouraged potential house hunters, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Sales activity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1430436/polar-vortex-chills-home-sales-canada
  8. Property - International - CANADA

    Vancouver, Toronto least affordable as Canadian home prices rise

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Toronto New mortgage rules set to cool hot market Home ownership in Canada was less affordable in the second quarter as house prices climbed again in most cities, but demand ... with a home-equity loan, among other changes. The changes make it more difficult for homeowners to take on too much debt in Canada's red-hot housing market. Wright said he expected the Bank of Canada ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1024616/vancouver-toronto-least-affordable-canadian-home-prices-rise
  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Canadian pension funds snap up New York towers

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Ivanhoe Cambridge and Canada Pension boost commercial property holdings in Manhattan Canadian pension funds snap up New York towers Canada's two largest pension ... fund Caisse de depot et Placement du Quebec, agreed with its joint-venture partner to acquire a 49 per cent interest in 330 Hudson St for about US$150 million, according to a statement. Canada ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1544379/canadian-pension-funds-snap-new-york-towers
  10. Property - International - CANADA

    Canada's building boom continues

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:47am by Bloomberg

    ... in October as the volume of home construction approached a new record. The value of municipal permits rose 7.4 per cent to C$7.19 billion (HK$52.4 billion), Statistics Canada said last week. ... billion, an increase of 18.3 per cent from a year earlier. Canada's housing market has retained its strength after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced tighter mortgage- lending rules last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1377576/canadas-building-boom-continues

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