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Michael Mikail is photographed on October 4, 2016 in the home that he rents with a friend in downtown Toronto. (Christopher Katsarov for The Globe and Mail)
Michael Mikail is photographed on October 4, 2016 in the home that he rents with a friend in downtown Toronto. (Christopher Katsarov for The Globe and Mail)

Ottawa's new rules hits first-time home buyers Add to ...

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Michael Mikail had saved $75,000 for a down payment and secured a preapproved mortgage to buy a house in Toronto.

Now, Mr. Mikail’s financial adviser has told him that he will qualify for a smaller mortgage in a city where the average selling price of a detached house was $1.29-million in September and where the bidding process has become so competitive that homes are often sold before the open house has even begun.

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