Justin da Rosa

Justin da Rosa I'm a staff writer for Mortgage Broker News Canada, Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, and Real Estate Professional.

Email me at justin.darosa@kmimedia.ca. 

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  • Federal budget date announced

    After postponing the federal budget in mid-January, Finance Minister Joe Oliver has scheduled the budget for Tuesday, April 21.

  • GDP falls on weak real estate market

    Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.1 per cent in January due in part to sagging construction and diminishing output from real estate professionals.

  • Poloz answers critics questioning BoC’s credibility

    The governor of the Bank of Canada has gone into damage control mode, defending the rate cut that shocked the markets but spurred agent business.

  • New platform to clarify bidding wars

    With regulations around bidding wars about to change, one broker has developed a platform he believes will revolutionize the real estate industry.

  • Comprehensive study makes condo market predictions

    In a comprehensive study of condo markets across Canada, Genworth and the Conference Board of Canada are predicting a soft landing in most cities, with some expected to see more significant price drops.

  • Comprehensive economic forecast released

    One of Canada’s most influential not-for-profit research organizations recently published its yearly Long-Term Economic Forecast, which include its predictions for the housing and mortgage markets for the next few years.

  • Brokers heat up mortgage debt debate

    The debate on mortgage debt versus consumer debt is heating up after the CMHC released previously confidential remarks about its concern for the housing market, but is it time to finally put that discussion to bed?

  • CMHC reveals confidential memo to finance ministry

    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC) has admitted that it told the finance ministry in 2014 its concerns about increasing high household debt levels and rising prices in a number of urban property markets.

  • Bank of Canada announces overnight rate

    There has been much speculation since the Bank of Canada’s surprise rate cut in late January, but have the predictions come true?

  • Condo sales plateau in major market

    One of Canada’s largest markets hit a decades-old record for unsold condo units this January, as supply continues to skyrocket. But what will this mean for prices and the health of the housing market as a whole?

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