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Real Estate & Mortgage News Flash (Oct. 2017)

Top news

These are the home-ownership costs Canadians forget about (Global News)

Vancouver demand drives up Canadian home prices in July (BNN)

Canada's housing affordability at worst level since 1990: RBC (BNN)

Canada's privacy commissioner opens probe into Equifax data breach (CBC)

Equifax says 100,000 Canadians impacted by cybersecurity breach (CBC)

Housing risks 'could even threaten financial stability' in Canada: OECD (Vancouver Sun)

Home sales correction forecast for B.C., Ontario this year; 5.3% decline nationally (Vancouver Sun)

Tax avoidance behind Metro's disconnect between housing, income (Vancouver Sun)

Vancouver city officials, developers discuss housing affordability (Vancouver Sun)

Vancouver, Toronto luxury home sales down after government measures: Re/Max (BNN) 

Mortgage rules discriminate against new Canadians, entrepreneurs: CMHC (BNN)

New financing rules could drive more consumers into more volatile mortgages (Financial Post)

Caution urged on expanding mortgage stress test (CBC)

Vancouver realtor says board needs to be transparent on shady dealings (Global News)

Real estate deals a growing focus for FinTRAC (Globe and Mail)

Tax changes to make system fair, not stifle business growth: Trudeau (Globe and Mail)

Ottawa considering ‘fast and furious’ feedback on tax plan, Trudeau says (BNN)

Liberal changes have only led to higher taxes for the middle class, despite claims otherwise: report (Financial Post) 

'We are not entitled': Hundreds of business leaders urge Trudeau to 'reconsider' tax plan (BNN)

4 tweaks Ottawa could make to settle nerves around proposed tax changes (CBC)

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Home buyer demand continues to differ based on housing type

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REBGV September 2017 market update video
October 5, 2017

Click on the image above to view our September 2017 market update video featuring Board President Jill Oudil.

REBGV August 2017 market update video


Click on the image above to view our August 2017 market update video featuring Board President Jill Oudil.

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