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A Bank of Canada rate cut as early as September

8/20/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

A slowing economy and growing trade tensions suggest a cut will happen more quickly than currently accounted for, Macquarie economist says.

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Offices lead GTA commercial property sales 24% higher

8/20/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

There were strong gains for commercial real estate sales in the Greater Toronto Area last quarter.

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GTA largely responsible for house flipping in the Waterloo region

8/19/2019 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Real estate flipping in the Waterloo region is mostly committed by investors from the Greater Toronto Area, according to a new report by Canada Mortgage and Housing ... More


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The bank offering the world's first negative mortgage rate

8/18/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

Negative mortgage interest rates offered in Denmark. How is it possible?

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GTA market fundamentals to remain robust going forward

8/17/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Exceptional job growth in the Greater Toronto Area, along with consistently high immigration, has spurred strong rental demand through the first half of 2019.

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Canadian home sales rise in July

8/15/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jessi Sandhu

Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up in July 2019 compared to June.

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Rising detached home sales pull up average price in the GTA

7/15/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The bounce-back in single-detached home sales is contributing to an uptick in average price, with more than 50 per cent of neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area reporting ... More


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Canadian housing starts trended higher in July

8/14/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jessi Sandhu

The trend in housing starts was 208,970 units in July 2019, compared to 205,765 units in June 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

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Offices and apartments are bolstering GTA commercial investment

8/12/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Offices and apartments were the major commercial asset investment drivers in the GTA during Q2 2019, according to Altus Group.

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Canadians more likely to be homeowners, have a mortgage

8/9/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jessi Sandhu

Homeownership rates are higher now than they were two decades ago according to a new analysis from Statistics Canada.

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TREB Releases July Market Figures

8/6/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

GTA REALTORS® reported 8,595 sales through TREB's MLS® System in July 2019. This result was up by 24.3 per cent compared to July 2018. 

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Average Canadian household spent more on taxes than living costs in 2018, report finds

8/2/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Jessi Sandhu

The average Canadian household paid nearly $40,000 in taxes last year, more than the combined cost of clothing, food and shelter, according to a new report.

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5 ways the U.S. Fed's rate cut affects Canadians

8/2/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Jessi Sandhu

Here’s a look at how lower rates south of the border could ripple through our country, according to five experts.

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How to avoid a capital gains tax on your cottage

8/2/2019 | Posted in Recreational Properties by Jessi Sandhu

There are few things more Canadian than a weekend at the cottage, but given the leisure property’s appreciation potential, shielding it from capital gains taxes is ... More


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Canada's Housing Market Now Well-Balanced

7/31/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jessi Sandhu

Housing in Canada is in “well-balanced territory” after a government tightening of mortgage-lending rules intended to cool a market that had become overheated, ... More


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GTA condo apartment sales up 3.2% in the second quarter

7/29/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The market for condo apartments remained strong in the Greater Toronto Area in the second quarter.

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With fixed rates below variable ones, mortgage market is in the Upside Down

7/28/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Strange Things: Canadians can now get a lower interest rate on a new mortgage by locking into a fixed rate, rather than opting for a variable rate.

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Dynamism in GTA industrial's segment fuelled by e-commerce, logistics

7/24/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The Greater Toronto Area’s surging industrial property market is largely impelled by sustained demand for e-commerce and logistics facilities.

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Recreational homes prices are rising across most regions

7/24/2019 | Posted in Recreational Properties by Jessi Sandhu

RE/MAX survey finds 74% of regions are seeing an uptick in prices

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Central bank qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests falls

7/21/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The Bank of Canada's rate used by mortgage stress tests to determine whether would-be homeowners can qualify has dropped for the first time in three years.

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Toronto tops survey of country's most popular city to move to

7/19/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Toronto has been ranked as Canada’s most attractive city to move to, according to a survey from finance planning website Finder.com.

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OREA calls for relaxed mortgage rules

7/18/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

The Ontario Real Estate Association is calling for less stringent mortgage rules in a rebuttal aimed at the head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

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The era of higher mortgage rates was short-lived

7/18/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jessi Sandhu

Those renewing or about to renew their mortgages can breathe a sigh of relief: The era of higher interest rates appears to have been short-lived.

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Office construction in Canada's major cities accelerates significantly

7/18/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Jessi Sandhu

Relative to the sizes of their respective markets, new office building construction in Canada is at a pace nearly twice that in the United States, according to a recent report ... More


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