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Motherhood from Government

The Canadian Parliament is seeking to take action to restrict leverage from real estate sources via mortgage controls.

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/02/15/flaherty-mortgage-rules.html

While this will directly impact the ‘big 5’ in Canada, which control most of the home buying marketplace, I do not see this as having any effect on the private marketplace.

The ‘hints’ at limiting the long term structure for mortgages will served to put either a chill on further real-estate speculation ~ or drive it into a frenzy to get contracts completed before the new rules come into effect.

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Short Sale Merry-go-round

It has often been said that once a process, story or other investment activity becomes headline news then the activity is dead.

Is this the case with the short sale?

One starts to wonder what is in the mind of the Whitehouse with a process like this:

http://www.idontliketowork.com/2010/guidelines-aiming-to-ease-short-sales/

The concept on the surface ‘seems fair’, my challenge is with the investors and the future of the mortgage marketplace. With a precedent set like this it will not be in anyone’s interest to ever bother with a loan secured by residential real estate. The power of foreclosure will be lost and thus the ‘security’ factor removed increasing the risk.

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