Monthly Archives: April 2012

Loan Program Aimed at Young Canadian Farmers

Canadian farm values continue to rise. The latest outlook for agricultural producers suggests a positive outlook for the next 10 years. But the average Canadian farmer isn’t getting any younger – the average age has been climbing steadily and was … Read More »

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Change, SWOT, and Other Things to Think About

The difference between reacting to change and creating sustainable improvement lies with you, regardless of how long a list of “yeah buts” you use to build barriers to success. Whether your main goal is preserving status quo in a changing … Read More »

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Builders’ Costs Rise While Homes and Condos Shrink

Most Canadian builders are targeting the move-up custom home market this year, but houses and condos are getting smaller. Builders say the average size of a new single-detached house built in Canada this year will be about 1,900 square feet, … Read More »

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Borrowing Adjustments: What are CMHC & OSFI Doing For You or To You?

For a long time, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), our federal housing agency, was the only source of the mortgage insurance that protects lenders against borrower default. In fact, at one point, CMHC was also the lender of last … Read More »

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