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No shortage of investors for Canada's commercial real estate

9/27/2017 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The first half of 2017 saw a 29% increase in investment in Canada’s commercial real estate sector, a new survey from Avison Young reveals.

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Canada accumulating private debt faster than any other advanced economy

6/22/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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We all know about Canada’s ballooning household debt. Guessing who else has gone on a debt binge to buy up real estate? Canadian corporations.

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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


New record for GTA residential land sales

5/24/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Residential land was the hottest sector in investment real estate sales in the GTA in the first quarter of 2017.

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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


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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Foreign capital in Canadian commercial real estate went up 33% last year

2/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Sales of Canada’s office, hotel, and retail properties have reached record-breaking heights last year, fuelled by a strong influx of foreign capital into the ... More


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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A 'tale of two cities' as Toronto, Vancouver await fallout from mortgage rules

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

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Over the course of two days, real-estate sales figures for the month of October suggested a continuing boom in Toronto with a correction fully underway in ... More


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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What Toronto's real estate market will be like in 50 years

10/21/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The future of Toronto’s housing market will be rentals, towers and outrageous land price according to Toronto Life and Martin Prosperity Institute at the University ... More


Banks, insurers spearhead opposition to Ottawa's new housing rules

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

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Canadian banks and mortgage insurers are rallying against new government housing rules that they say will lead to higher mortgage rates, hurt small real estate markets and ... More


Canada tightens mortgage, tax rules to cool housing market

10/3/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Canada will close a tax loophole and introduce a stress test to insured mortgage lending in an effort to boost the stability of the housing sector, the government said on ... 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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Countries with the highest house price growth

9/18/2016 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak

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New research from property consultancy Frank Knight places Turkey atop its Global House Price Index, which tracks countries’ average house price growth. ... More


Canadian consumer confidence stronger amid surging real estate

8/11/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Canadian consumers have expressed strong confidence about the prospects of real estate and the national economy for the fifth straight week, according to the latest edition of ... More


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


Central Bank assuages foreign ownership fears

6/20/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

bank-of-canada-84.jpg - Real Estate News There is no fear of housing market crash due to foreign ownership, according to the Bank of Canada. ... 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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CMHC releases report on foreign ownership

4/7/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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The Crown Corporation released its latest Housing Markets Insight Report Thursday, which focuses on the foreign investment. The report found that foreign ownership is most ... More


Toronto, Vancouver condo investment is long-term says report

4/6/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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Most investments in condos in Toronto and Vancouver are for long-term gains rather than making a quick buck. That’s according to a report from the CMHC which says ... More


British Columbia imposes citizenship disclosure for home buyers

2/20/2016 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak

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British Columbia will require home buyers to disclose their citizenship to help the government monitor foreign ownership and address a housing boom that has made Vancouver one ... More


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


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


CMHC to consider 100 per cent rental income in loan applications

7/28/2015 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak

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The rules surrounding the income from rental units considered in home loan applications submitted to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation are changing. The agency ... More


The best cities for property investment in Canada

6/22/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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A new report suggests that property investors should look outside the biggest housing markets for better returns on their money.

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