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Feds Raise Down Payment Requirements

by Theophilos Argitis and Greg Quinn, Bloomberg News Canada is raising minimum down payments on some government-insured mortgages, a move aimed at curbing the risk of a housing crash in Toronto and Vancouver where high prices are leaving some families at risk from heavy debt loads. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the plans on Friday …

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Oliver to Realtors: “Ottawa Will Stay out of Market; No Bubble Seen.”

by Katia Dmitrieva and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg News Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said he’s confident the country’s housing market isn’t in a bubble, setting aside any further action to curb activity. The government, which has made four changes to housing finance rules since 2008 to cool booming sales and rising prices, is satisfied with …

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