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Mortgage News & Press Releases - April 2008

  • VERICO Financial Group Inc. announces preferred vendor relationship with ...
    TORONTO, Ontario, April 01, 2008 — April 1, 2008 - Marlborough Stirling Canada is pleased to confirm that VERICO Financial Group Inc. has agreed to a preferred vendor relationship with respect to its mortgage application submission technology. Under this agreement, Marlborough Stirling Canada's MorWEB will be offered as an available option to all of VERICO's more than 1000 mortgage …
  • Minister Solberg Meets with Provincial-Territorial Counterparts
    OTTAWA, Ontario, April 03, 2008 — The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) met yesterday with provincial and territorial ministers responsible for housing to discuss the way forward on housing issues. “In February, I committed to meet with the provincial and …
  • Housing Starts Brisk in March
    OTTAWA, Ontario, April 08, 2008 — The seasonally adjusted annual rate 1 of housing starts was 254,700 units in March, slightly down from 255,600 units in February, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “The high level of starts posted in February continued in March, thanks to the multiple segment and particularly condominium starts, which registered a …
  • Minister Solberg Announces Appointment to CMHC Board
    OTTAWA, Ontario, April 14, 2008 — The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced today the appointment of André Plourde to CMHC's Board of Directors. Mr. Plourde will sit on the board as a representative of the Quebec Region. “Mr. Plourde brings to the …
  • Minister Solberg Announces Reappointment to CMHC
    OTTAWA, Ontario, April 14, 2008 — The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced today the reappointment of Karen Kinsley as President and Chief Executive Officer of CMHC for a three-year term. “I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Ms. Kinsley,” …
  • Minister Solberg Announces Winners of CMHC Housing Research Grants
    OTTAWA, Ontario, April 15, 2008 — The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), today awarded 18 Canadian researchers grants of up to $25,000 each under CMHC’s External Research Program. “This government is supporting the work of independent housing researchers …
  • Increased Funding for Home Repairs Program in Thunder Bay
    THUNDER BAY, Ontario, April 18, 2008 — The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) today celebrated increased funding of a program that will help up to 250 low-income households make urgent home repairs. The Northern Home Repair Program helps homeowners make repairs to address home health and safety …
  • New Affordable Housing for Families in Saint John
    SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, April 21, 2008 — The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick officially announced a new affordable housing project for low income families in Saint John today. Funded under the phase III of the Canada – New Brunswick Affordable Housing Agreement, the project will create 48 new units, of which 24 are affordable housing units. The Honourable …
  • Remembering David P. Nichol
    CALGARY, Alberta, April 21, 2008 — David Nichol passed away suddenly on April 20, 2008. Dave was a cofounder of Morty Systems, Invis and worked with Marlborough Stirling (MorWeb) before his exit from the mortgage industry. Dave was always ready to share his experiences, invite you to share a meal or just be a sounding board when you needed it. He rarely let you see him down and could …
  • New Affordable Housing For Families in Saint John
    SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, April 21, 2008 — The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick officially announced a new affordable housing project for low income families in Saint John today. Funded under the phase III of the Canada – New Brunswick Affordable Housing Agreement, the project will create 48 new units, of which 24 are affordable housing units. The Honourable …
  • Bank of Canada lowers overnight rate target by 1/2 percentage point to 3 per ...
    OTTAWA, Ontario, April 22, 2008 — The Bank of Canada today announced that it is lowering its target for the overnight rate by one-half of a percentage point to 3 per cent. The operating band for the overnight rate is correspondingly lowered, and the Bank Rate is now 3 1/4 per cent. Growth in the global economy has weakened, reflecting the effects of a sharp slowdown in the U.S. economy …
  • Thirty-Four New Homes for Pinaymootang First Nation
    FAIRFORD, Manitoba, April 24, 2008 — First Nations families living on reserve will now benefit from a new affordable 34 unit subdivision located 240 km northwest of Winnipeg. Chief Garnet Woodhouse was joined by MP James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk Interlake, and the community to celebrate a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the brand new homes to families in need of …
  • canühome Launches at Green Living Show
    TORONTO, Ontario, April 25, 2008 — Making its world premiere today at the Green Living Show, the canühome exhibit will educate and empower consumers about what they “Can” do to decrease their utility bills, improve indoor air quality and help the environment. The canühome exhibit is a full-size home that showcases the latest in sustainable and universal design with …

 

 
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