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June 26, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Federal government shares new details about First-Time Buyer Incentive

The federal government is hailing its First-Time Buyer Incentive program as a golden opportunity for thousands of potential homebuyers across the country who are hoping to purchase their first property.

Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins and governor Stephen Poloz.
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June 05, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Bank of Canada senior deputy governor discusses health of housing market at Calgary Chamber

Ongoing weakness in Alberta's housing market "can be explained by adjustment over the past five years to continuing challenges in the energy sector," said Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, during a recent speech at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

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April 17, 2019 | Tyler Difley

Calgary REALTOR® elected vice-president of Canadian Real Estate Association

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) recently announced the election of Cliff Stevenson as vice-president of its board of directors.

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April 10, 2019 | Jim Zang

Federal budget addresses housing affordability with first-time buyer incentive

Housing affordability was centre stage when the federal government announced the new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive program as part of their 2019 budget, and it promises to be a big campaign issue this fall.

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March 20, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Net-zero homes continue to gain traction in the Canadian housing market

One of the most interesting trends these days in the homebuilding industry is the growing popularity of net-zero homes.

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Feb. 13, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Alberta politicians take aim at mortgage stress test

Alberta politicians at both the provincial and municipal level have recently spoken out against Canada's mortgage stress test.

Patricia Houlihan's eye-catching ads across the Vancouver area quickly went viral.
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Dec. 12, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Two creative REALTORS® who thought outside the (lock)box

In the ultra-competitive world of real estate, thinking outside the box can give you the inside track to success. Canadian REALTORS® Patricia Houlihan and Dylan Mahaney may be from opposite ends of the country, but they share a flair for innovative marketing that sets them apart.

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Dec. 05, 2018 | CREBNow

Airdrie is quietly becoming an innovation centre and entrepreneurial powerhouse

As one of Canada's fastest growing mid-sized cities, Airdrie forecasts population growth of nearly 50 per cent over the next six years, with a head count that is expected to swell from its 2018 census figure of 68,091 to almost 100,000.

It's a growth curve that has only steepened in recent years, as in the past 10 years alone the population has doubled, up from 34,116.

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Nov. 07, 2018 | Mario Toneguzzi

CMHC's mortgage loan insurance explained

Mortgage loan insurance has become a popular way for people to buy a home when they can't come up with a 20 per cent down payment.

"I would say that 95 per cent of all first-time homebuyers require the insurance," said Calgary REALTOR® Crystal Tost. "It's expensive in Calgary. How do you save 20 per cent to get around insurance when you're paying rents and car payments, and probably have credit cards? It's definitely a good program for people that want to get into a home."

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