Canada's national housing agency expects to trim the amount of insured mortgages it's keeping on its books this year, a continuation of a multiyear trend that started in 2011. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) said in its annual report released Monday it expects to have a total of $545 billion worth of insurance in force by the end of 2014. That's down from $557 billion for fiscal 2013, itself a reduction of 1.6 per cent from the $566 billion it had in 2012.
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Source: CBC News, CREA May 5 2014