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Top Places In Ontario To Invest In Real Estate

6/4/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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In the inaugural issue of Canadian Property Investor, the publication identified the Top 50 Places to Invest in Canada. Now it's time to dig a little deeper -- to ... More


5 terms every condo investor needs to know

5/16/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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For new investors, it's easy to get overwhelmed by facts, figures, formulas, and different investment calculations. And, although many people are aware of condo investing ... More


Ontario moves to toughen oversight of syndicated mortgage investments

4/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Michael Antczak

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The Ontario government will shift regulation of syndicated mortgage investment products to the Ontario Securities Commission in a move to toughen oversight of a rapidly growing ... More


Bill Morneau says government not planning to raise rate on capital gains

3/24/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in an interview with The Globe and Mail that he wants to move quickly this year with tax changes focused on high-income Canadians, but ... More


Ontario urging Ottawa to change tax rules in bid to curb real estate speculation

3/20/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak

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Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa is urging Ottawa to address speculative investing in the country's housing markets by changing how such profits are taxed.

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Short-term rentals recoup home price faster than long-term tenants

1/25/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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Homeowners could recoup the purchase price of their homes faster through short-term rentals such as Airbnb compared to a long-term rental strategy.

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Foreign ownership of Canadian condos down from 2015: CMHC

12/7/2016 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak

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Foreign ownership of existing Canadian condominium units in Canada's three biggest cities has declined in 2016 compared with the previous two years, according to ... More


Toronto real estate investors deny they're driving up the market

11/7/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Some observers have suggested that domestic investors are partially responsible for driving up prices in Toronto, a housing market with a limited supply.

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Rental market tightens in GTA

10/26/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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There was a 17.3 per cent drop in condo apartments available to rent in the Greater Toronto Area in third quarter of 2016 compared to a year earlier, Toronto Real Estate Board ... More


Ontario will not follow B.C.'s tax on foreign homebuyers

10/25/2016 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Monday that the province will not follow British Columbia’s move to introduce a tax on foreign homebuyers.

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Another reason foreign tax is not the answer in GTA

10/11/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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While the debate continues on whether Ontario should follow BC with a tax on foreign ownership of homes in the GTA, a report highlights another issue which is driving up home ... More


Foreign investors to switch focus: RE/MAX

10/4/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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Foreign investors, deterred from Vancouver’s residential property market by the 15 per cent tax, are likely to increasingly focus on commercial real estate.

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"Doubling up" on the rise in red-hot markets

9/27/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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More and more consumers in Vancouver and Toronto are purchasing and moving to new properties even as they continue to maintain ownership of their old homes, taking advantage of ... More


Tax foreign buyers in Toronto needed to avoid "Third World" density

9/23/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Joe Oliver says Toronto will have to implement a tax on foreign buyers of residential real estate.

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Tax on foreign homebuyers would be 'horrible,' Toronto real estate lawyer warns

9/21/2016 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Michael Antczak

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A Toronto real estate lawyer warns introducing a tax on foreign homebuyers would be devastating for the Toronto housing market. His warning ... More


Ontario has little choice but to tax foreign home buyers, CIBC economist warns

9/21/2016 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Michael Antczak

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The Ontario government has little choice left but to enact a 15 per cent tax on foreign home buyers, says CIBC World Markets deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal.

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Vancouver real estate tax sparks concerns for Toronto housing market

8/2/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Where are those foreign investors going to go? Toronto's red-hot real estate market could get even hotter as foreign nationals looking to dodge a new 15 per cent tax ... More


Sizzling markets on investors' radar

4/18/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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These are the markets investors may want to target, if current trends continue.

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What can investors expect this year?

1/6/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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The Canadian housing market is expected to grow at an average of 2.5 per cent this year, according to two new reports released on Wednesday (January 13). The figure represents ... More


Home sales up almost 10 per cent in this Ontario market

12/7/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Sales of homes in the Kitchener-Waterloo market increased by 9.8 per cent in November compared to a year earlier. The Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors said that there ... More


Foreign investor stats revealed

12/3/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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Foreign owners made up a bigger share of the condominium markets in Toronto and Vancouver over the last year, according to the nation's housing agency.

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CMHC gets serious on foreign investor issue

11/11/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Canada’s housing agency is considering ways to collect more data on foreign investment as home prices continue to surge in Toronto and Vancouver.

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Conference Board predicts growth in these markets

10/26/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Fraser Valley, Toronto, Oshawa, Hamilton and Sherbrooke are the markets expected to see the largest short-term year-over-year MLS price increases according to a new report from ... More


Canadian housing market a leader in global trend

10/21/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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A new report shows the year-over-year rise in the price of Canada’s housing in the second quarter of 2015 is one of the highest in the developed world and, while the low ... More


Is it time to sell your rental property? Or time to buy another?

10/9/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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According to Statistics Canada, 69 per cent of Canadians own homes, so most of us have reason to worry about the fate of the housing market. Landlords, in particular, make a ... More


Canada's housing market considered safer bet by investors

9/14/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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The volatile equities markets are pushing investors towards safer havens and that seemingly includes Canada’s housing market. Fitch Ratings says that investors in Europe ... More


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