Canadians younger than 35 are most intent on buying a home over the next two years – Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Reports

Canadians younger than 35 are most intent on buying a home over the next two years – Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Reports

VANCOUVER – CANADA (April 13, 2011) Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Reports Canadians younger than 35 are most intent on buying a home over the next two years, according to a survey released Thursday.

But most of those in this age group, which included people 18 to 34, indicated in the Royal Bank of Canada’s annual home-ownership survey that it would be better to wait until next year to make a purchase.

Fifty-five per cent of respondents in this age category said it makes sense to wait until next year before buying a home, compared to 45% of overall respondents who felt this way.

“In a more balanced housing market, it makes sense that younger and first-time homebuyers are waiting to assess all of their options and do their research before buying a home,” said Bernice Dunsby, RBC’s director of home equity. “It’s also important to get expert advice on what you can afford and leave yourself with a little extra wiggle room in your budget so you don’t become house poor, as home maintenance and lifestyle costs can add up.”

One year after most banks started using posted rates to qualify conventional mortgages, we’re starting to see some loosening of those policies.

Three weeks ago, Scotiabank lowered its conventional qualifying interest rates, and last week FirstLine did the same.

Lower qualification rates impact debt ratio calculations and make it easier for borrowers to qualify for variable and one- to four-year fixed mortgages.

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The latest Royal LePage House Price Survey showed the average price of a home in Canada increased between 3.5 and 4.3% in the first quarter of 2011, compared to the previous year, as markets continued their post-recession recovery.

While the rate of year-over-year price appreciation slowed slightly in the first quarter, home values continued the upward climb, which first began late in the second quarter of 2009.

Low interest rates and a recovering economy continued to fuel activity in Canada’s housing markets over the past year, which has led to country-wide increases in average home prices. In the first quarter of 2011, the national average price of a detached bungalow rose 4.3% year-over-year to $341,355, while standard two-storey homes rose 3.5% to $379,388, and standard condominiums rose 4% to $237,919.

“The rate at which Canadian homes are appreciating may well have peaked for the next year or so,” said Phil Soper, President and Chief Executive of Royal LePage Real Estate Services. “We expect house prices will continue to creep up, but most of the excess demand created by the initial drop in interest rates has been satisfied, and affordability continues to erode slowly, allowing the listings supply to catch up. In most markets, lower single digit percentage increases are more likely for the balance of the year.”

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Housing accounts for an immense one-fifth of Canada’s GDP. That makes mortgage debt and housing policy enormously important topics from an economic standpoint.

With the stakes so high, it’s painful to watch critics exhort blanket changes to mortgage rules, based primarily on their opinions in lieu of credible data.

Case in point is this editorial on down payment size. The author, Ted Rechtshaffen, advocates a move to 10% minimum down payments because 5% down payments are riskier. Interestingly, Rechtshaffen sprinkles the word “risk” 10 times throughout his article, without ever attempting to quantify that risk.

His story leads off by proclaiming that CMHC poses a “big risk” to taxpayers. Rechtshaffen asserts, “CMHC would be put in a significantly lower risk position than it is in today (with 10% down payments).”

DLC Clearlease currently has the following employment opportunities available: http://clearlease.com/Career-Opportunities.html

About Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease

Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Commercial (DLC Clearlease/Clearlease.com) is a fully diversified Lease Finance Mortgage Banking Brokerage Company specializing in Equipment Leasing, Automobile Leasing, Residential, Commercial Lending/Mortgage Financing. DLC Clearlease possesses the capability to accommodate financing needs ranging from a small second Home Mortgage to a Multi-Million Dollar Commercial Projects. No mortgage is too small or too large for this integrated Company.

Headquartered in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We’re expanding in Q2, 2011 to Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta! In Q3, 2011 we are expanding in Toronto, Ontario! Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease services clients from Coast to Coast. Our Residential Group has a team of Licensed Mortgage Brokers offering our clients the best terms and rates available in the current market. Our Commercial Funding/Mortgage Group is active across Canada Funding Mortgages in cities such as Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria.

We offer a simple application process available at http://clearlease.com/How-to-Apply.html .

You may have recently seen a Dominion Lending advertisement on such media outlets as: Global News, CTV News, CBC Television, Rogers Sportsnet or possibly heard the great Don Cherry, a Canadian Sports legend, discuss Dominion Lending Centres.

Contact DLC Clearlease.com:

Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease
HEAD OFFICE, Bentall Two, Suite 900, 555 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V7X 1M8, CANADA.
Mr. A. Pidgeon, Editor in Chief
Tel: (604) 696-1221 ext. 177
eMail: clearlease@gmail.com
Website: http://www.clearlease.com
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Twitter: @clearlease
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###Canadians younger than 35 are most intent on buying a home over the next two years - Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Reports

VANCOUVER – CANADA (April 13, 2011) Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Reports Canadians younger than 35 are most intent on buying a home over the next two years, according to a survey released Thursday.

But most of those in this age group, which included people 18 to 34, indicated in the Royal Bank of Canada’s annual home-ownership survey that it would be better to wait until next year to make a purchase.

Fifty-five per cent of respondents in this age category said it makes sense to wait until next year before buying a home, compared to 45% of overall respondents who felt this way.

“In a more balanced housing market, it makes sense that younger and first-time homebuyers are waiting to assess all of their options and do their research before buying a home,” said Bernice Dunsby, RBC’s director of home equity. “It’s also important to get expert advice on what you can afford and leave yourself with a little extra wiggle room in your budget so you don’t become house poor, as home maintenance and lifestyle costs can add up.”

One year after most banks started using posted rates to qualify conventional mortgages, we’re starting to see some loosening of those policies.

Three weeks ago, Scotiabank lowered its conventional qualifying interest rates, and last week FirstLine did the same.

Lower qualification rates impact debt ratio calculations and make it easier for borrowers to qualify for variable and one- to four-year fixed mortgages.

DLC Clearlease currently has the following employment opportunities available: http://clearlease.com/Career-Opportunities.html

About Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease

Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Commercial (DLC Clearlease/Clearlease.com) is a fully diversified Lease Finance Mortgage Banking Brokerage Company specializing in Equipment Leasing, Automobile Leasing, Residential, Commercial Lending/Mortgage Financing. DLC Clearlease possesses the capability to accommodate financing needs ranging from a small second Home Mortgage to a Multi-Million Dollar Commercial Projects. No mortgage is too small or too large for this integrated Company.

Headquartered in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We’re expanding in Q2, 2011 to Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta! In Q3, 2011 we are expanding in Toronto, Ontario! Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease services clients from Coast to Coast. Our Residential Group has a team of Licensed Mortgage Brokers offering our clients the best terms and rates available in the current market. Our Commercial Funding/Mortgage Group is active across Canada Funding Mortgages in cities such as Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria.

We offer a simple application process available at http://clearlease.com/How-to-Apply.html .

You may have recently seen a Dominion Lending advertisement on such media outlets as: Global News, CTV News, CBC Television, Rogers Sportsnet or possibly heard the great Don Cherry, a Canadian Sports legend, discuss Dominion Lending Centres.

Contact DLC Clearlease.com:

Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease
HEAD OFFICE, Bentall Two, Suite 900, 555 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V7X 1M8, CANADA.
Mr. A. Pidgeon, Editor in Chief
Tel: (604) 696-1221 ext. 177
eMail: clearlease@gmail.com
Website: http://www.clearlease.com
News: http://clearlease.com/category/equipment-lease-blog/feed/rss
Twitter: @clearlease
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Clearlease
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dominion-Lending-Centres-Clearlease/158245787557542
###Canadians younger than 35 are most intent on buying a home over the next two years – Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Reports

VANCOUVER – CANADA (April 13, 2011) Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Reports Canadians younger than 35 are most intent on buying a home over the next two years, according to a survey released Thursday.

But most of those in this age group, which included people 18 to 34, indicated in the Royal Bank of Canada’s annual home-ownership survey that it would be better to wait until next year to make a purchase.

Fifty-five per cent of respondents in this age category said it makes sense to wait until next year before buying a home, compared to 45% of overall respondents who felt this way.

“In a more balanced housing market, it makes sense that younger and first-time homebuyers are waiting to assess all of their options and do their research before buying a home,” said Bernice Dunsby, RBC’s director of home equity. “It’s also important to get expert advice on what you can afford and leave yourself with a little extra wiggle room in your budget so you don’t become house poor, as home maintenance and lifestyle costs can add up.”

One year after most banks started using posted rates to qualify conventional mortgages, we’re starting to see some loosening of those policies.

Three weeks ago, Scotiabank lowered its conventional qualifying interest rates, and last week FirstLine did the same.

Lower qualification rates impact debt ratio calculations and make it easier for borrowers to qualify for variable and one- to four-year fixed mortgages.

====

The latest Royal LePage House Price Survey showed the average price of a home in Canada increased between 3.5 and 4.3% in the first quarter of 2011, compared to the previous year, as markets continued their post-recession recovery.

While the rate of year-over-year price appreciation slowed slightly in the first quarter, home values continued the upward climb, which first began late in the second quarter of 2009.

Low interest rates and a recovering economy continued to fuel activity in Canada’s housing markets over the past year, which has led to country-wide increases in average home prices. In the first quarter of 2011, the national average price of a detached bungalow rose 4.3% year-over-year to $341,355, while standard two-storey homes rose 3.5% to $379,388, and standard condominiums rose 4% to $237,919.

“The rate at which Canadian homes are appreciating may well have peaked for the next year or so,” said Phil Soper, President and Chief Executive of Royal LePage Real Estate Services. “We expect house prices will continue to creep up, but most of the excess demand created by the initial drop in interest rates has been satisfied, and affordability continues to erode slowly, allowing the listings supply to catch up. In most markets, lower single digit percentage increases are more likely for the balance of the year.”

====

Housing accounts for an immense one-fifth of Canada’s GDP. That makes mortgage debt and housing policy enormously important topics from an economic standpoint.

With the stakes so high, it’s painful to watch critics exhort blanket changes to mortgage rules, based primarily on their opinions in lieu of credible data.

Case in point is this editorial on down payment size. The author, Ted Rechtshaffen, advocates a move to 10% minimum down payments because 5% down payments are riskier. Interestingly, Rechtshaffen sprinkles the word “risk” 10 times throughout his article, without ever attempting to quantify that risk.

His story leads off by proclaiming that CMHC poses a “big risk” to taxpayers. Rechtshaffen asserts, “CMHC would be put in a significantly lower risk position than it is in today (with 10% down payments).”

DLC Clearlease currently has the following employment opportunities available: http://clearlease.com/Career-Opportunities.html

About Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease

Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease Commercial (DLC Clearlease/Clearlease.com) is a fully diversified Lease Finance Mortgage Banking Brokerage Company specializing in Equipment Leasing, Automobile Leasing, Residential, Commercial Lending/Mortgage Financing. DLC Clearlease possesses the capability to accommodate financing needs ranging from a small second Home Mortgage to a Multi-Million Dollar Commercial Projects. No mortgage is too small or too large for this integrated Company.

Headquartered in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We’re expanding in Q2, 2011 to Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta! In Q3, 2011 we are expanding in Toronto, Ontario! Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease services clients from Coast to Coast. Our Residential Group has a team of Licensed Mortgage Brokers offering our clients the best terms and rates available in the current market. Our Commercial Funding/Mortgage Group is active across Canada Funding Mortgages in cities such as Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria.

We offer a simple application process available at http://clearlease.com/How-to-Apply.html .

You may have recently seen a Dominion Lending advertisement on such media outlets as: Global News, CTV News, CBC Television, Rogers Sportsnet or possibly heard the great Don Cherry, a Canadian Sports legend, discuss Dominion Lending Centres.

Contact DLC Clearlease.com:

Dominion Lending Centres Clearlease
HEAD OFFICE, Bentall Two, Suite 900, 555 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V7X 1M8, CANADA.
Mr. A. Pidgeon, Editor in Chief
Tel: (604) 696-1221 ext. 177
eMail: clearlease@gmail.com
Website: http://www.clearlease.com
News: http://clearlease.com/category/equipment-lease-blog/feed/rss
Twitter: @clearlease
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Clearlease
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dominion-Lending-Centres-Clearlease/158245787557542
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