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  • Creative financing for a commercial property mortgage

    For commercial property owners, the most popular types of mortgages…


  • CMHC Flex financing an option for affordable housing

    Toronto and Vancouver recently held municipal elections and affordable housing…


  • CMHC underwriting mortgage changes

    If you are already an apartment building owner or looking…


  • The power of the second mortgage

    Many people think of second mortgages as an option reserved…


  • Time to build purpose built rental units?

    Condominium construction has dominated the residential development space for a…


  • Floor rates

    If you’ve recently discussed a commercial mortgage with a lender,…


  • Third party reports

    As part of the underwriting process lenders look at all…


  • Recourse that matters

    Mortgages are secured against a property. When additional security is…


  • Alternative asset classes a riskier investment

    Generally, investors in commercial real estate are familiar with more…


  • Skyrocketing office vacancy, maturing loan bad combination

    The effects of declining oil prices have been felt in…


  • Thoughts on 2015 and 2016

    Now that 2015 has ended and we begin 2016, we…





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