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November 4, 2013 Credit Unions Special Supplement

The Globe and Mail

Insurers bring members tailored products, peace of mind

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October 25, 2013 Mortgages Special Supplement

The Globe and Mail

Tools and research open the door for Canada’s first-time homebuyers

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Mortgage insurer provides tools for homebuyers

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August 29, 2013 Condo market will avoid big crash, report suggests

Calgary Herald

Canada's condo market will not experience near-record growth in the foreseeable future, but neither will it suer the big crash some have predicted, the Conference Board of Canada said Wednesday.

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August 28, 2013 Pros and Cons of Buying an Older Home

Toronto Star - New in homes

Recently, Genworth Canada released a video entitled, “The Pros and Cons of Buying an Older Home.” Obviously, we normally focus on the new home industry, but we want potential homebuyers to be well informed no matter what kind of home they are considering. So, we think this is a video that you definitely need to watch if you’re looking at purchasing an older home.

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August 28, 2013 The state of Canada’s condo market

Toronto Star - New in homes

According to Genworth Canada’s report, Canada’s condo market won’t be seeing any record breaking years in the near future, but there also won’t be a dramatic downturn, suggesting that the condo market is finally stabilizing after the past few years of heavy growth.

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August 28, 2013 No ugly downturn for condo market, even in Toronto: report

The Globe and Mail

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada predicts that the much-watched condo sector will avoid an ugly downturn, even in Toronto.

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August 28, 2013 Condo prices will not change much in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver

The Gazette

Condo prices will remain virtually flat this year in the country’s three largest cities, with the closely-watched housing sector avoiding “a major downturn,” an outlook released Wednesday by Genworth Canada says.

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August 28, 2013 Canada’s condo market to dodge hard landing as population, job gains drive demand: study Financial Post

Financial Post

If you are sitting on the sidelines hoping for the condo market to crash, the Conference Board of Canada says you’ll have to wait.

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August 28, 2013 Condo market crash is unlikely, new report from Conference Board of Canada says

The Canadian Press (as printed in the Ottawa Citizen)

A growing population and continuing, albeit modest, job growth will prevent condo markets in Canada's major cities from crashing, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada predicts.

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May 10, 2013 Giving first-timers a chance

The Star

Rent-to-own program at NY2 condo project at Bayview and Sheppard helps buyers save their 5 per cent down payment by renting for the first year.

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May 10, 2013 Donor of the Month: Genworth Canada

Habitat for Humanity Toronto eNewsletter

Genworth Canada, a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity Canada has been a strong and committed partner of Habitat Toronto since 2005.

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May 8, 2013 The Health of the Canadian Mortgage Market

BNN

Genworth MI Canada is the largest private insurer of mortgages. BNN speaks to the Chairman and CEO, Brian Hurley about the heated Canadian housing market and the risks it poses to the mortgage insurer.

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April 23, 2013 Professional advice helps novice homebuyers navigate challenging markets

Mortgages, page 3, The Globe and Mail

“The mortgage rule change that had a significant impact on first-time buyers, from the round of changes implemented last July, was the reduction of the maximum amortization period from 30 to 25 years,” says Debbie McPherson, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Genworth Canada. But while that led many prospective homebuyers to decide to sit on the sidelines a little longer before buying a home, “according to our profiles, about 80 per cent of buyers who qualified for a 30-year amortization would have qualified at 25 years,” says Ms. McPherson. “This means that the vast majority of fist-time buyers can still achieve homeownership – with as little as five per cent down if they qualify for mortgage insurance.”

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April 23, 2013 Is it time to take the plunge? Here’s how to know if you’re prepared to buy a home

Mortgages, page 2, The Globe and Mail

You’ve pored over online listings, determined your “must have” home features and scoped out the market in your town. But are you really ready to become a homeowner? You are, says Stuart Levings, Genworth Canada’s chief operations officer, if you’re doing these five essential things.

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March 27, 2013 A good habitat

Oakville Beaver

Denver Winch, 10, a Grade 5 student at Rotherglen Oakville Elementary, won $5,000 from Genworth’s The Meaning of Home student essay contest for his poem.

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February 28, 2013 Courtenay student's poem will help to build home

Comox Valley

Record Grade 5 student Annelies Henckel's explanation of what home means to her earned and money for Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island ...

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October 30, 2013 Q3 2013 Genworth MI Canada, Inc. Earnings Conference Call
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