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As you know, CRDA delivers CRDA Insider direct to your inbox each Thursday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CRDA Insider news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Condo buyers struggle to adjust to borrowing rule changes
The Huffington Post
Recent changes to mortgage rules in Canada have left some condo buyers unable to afford their purchases, say professionals who are watching some clients struggle to hang on to their future homes. For years, buyers have been pre-approved for mortgages for units in Toronto buildings before shovels are even in the ground. But new federal rules on borrowing means new realities for people who thought they got the green light.
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Vacation club or timeshare ownership ?
News Wire
Discover how you can get access to these exclusive rates and learn how vacation club membership differs from timeshare ownership.
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Leisure Canada now a defunct Cuba real estate development brand
Havana Journal
Going back to the mid 1990s, Leisure Canada, proclaimed to be the "leading real estate developer" in Cuba boasting about the development of luxury resorts in Cuba, with multiple properties under development, including five-star hotels and championship golf courses. The company raised tens of millions of dollars yet never broke ground in Cuba and never had any revenue from real estate projects in Cuba.
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Consumer satisfaction with timeshare resales confirmed in industry study
Inside the Gate
A timeshare resale study released by the ARDA International Foundation has revealed considerable satisfaction levels among timeshare resale buyers and sellers, demonstrating the legitimacy of the timeshare secondary market according to BuyaTimeshare.com president and CEO Wesley Kogelman.
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Carlos Slim buys Loreto Bay resort
Stark Insider
According to a reliable source, the Loreto Bay development has changed hands once again. This time the Baja, Mexico-based resort is being scooped up by the OSTAR Hotel Group, part of Carlos Slim's publicly-traded conglomerate Grupo CARSO. OSTAR operates eight hotels in Mexico and the U.S. and as of September 9 now operates parts of Loreto Bay.
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