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Toronto housing expected to cool further in 2018

10/19/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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In its latest Metropolitan Outlook, The Conference Board of Canada noted that Toronto’s housing market will experience further cooling in 2018, after the moderation that ... More


Rental market set for turbulence

10/13/2017 | Posted in Rental Market by Michael Antczak

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Among Canada's housing markets, Toronto remains the most 'puzzling'

10/10/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Conventional economic factors including population, incomes and borrowing costs accounted for less than half of the 40% surge in Toronto home prices between 2010 and 2016, ... More


Supply not the main factor in Toronto's housing woes: Commentary

8/15/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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While various quarters have cited supply scarcity as a central driver in Toronto’s long-running housing affordability issues, latest census data actually belies that ... More


New GTA condo sales shrug off Ontario Fair Housing Plan

7/26/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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There was a surge in sales of newly built condos in the Greater Toronto Area in June.

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Interest rate hike could prolong Toronto real estate market slowdown

7/14/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The GTA real estate market had already begun to cool off before the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark rate Wednesday.

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TREB Member REALTORS® Release Monthly Market Report, Forecast Update And New IPSOS Consumer Survey

7/6/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos, in his first release as TREB President, announced TREB residential MLS® sales, listings and price statistics for ... More


Vacant homes tax in Toronto

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

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Officials in Toronto say that enforcing a tax on vacant homes may be difficult and another solution may be better.

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Toronto Luxury Sales Up Almost 75% In April

5/22/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Toronto’s wealthiest families are showing confidence in the real estate market. Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) stats show that luxury sales are booming. While sales are ... More


Commercial rents in Toronto could soar as much as 50% in the next three years as market tightens

5/18/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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A new report suggests commercial tenants in Toronto will be facing massive rent increases over the next three years, amid rising property values.

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Most sweeping rent controls in 25 years could end up making Toronto housing more expensive if building halts

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

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Toronto’s trying to make it more affordable to rent in one of the world’s hottest housing markets. New measures may have the opposite effect.

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Toronto real estate sales climbed in past week, but overall cooling could be coming

5/2/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Early data suggests homebuyers in Canada’s largest city sat on the sidelines as they awaited new market cooling measures, but jumped backed into the market — albeit ... More


Cool Toronto's market by cutting tax - not raising it

4/12/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Jack Mintz: If Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to score a big win with home-buying voters, why not get rid of the land-transfer tax altogether?

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Six stunning numbers about Toronto real estate and your personal finances

4/8/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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From a personal finance point of view, Toronto real estate makes your head spin. Monthly price increases for resale houses in the city are amazing enough in their own ... More


Experts weigh in on hot Toronto house prices

4/8/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Interest rates, lack of supply, speculators and foreign buyers may all be contributing to rapid price growth.

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Royal Bank CEO 'increasingly concerned' about Toronto, Vancouver housing markets

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

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Royal Bank's CEO said he's "increasingly concerned" about the Toronto and Vancouver housing markets and would welcome government intervention in the ... More


GTA REALTORS® Release Resale Housing Market Figures

4/5/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 12,077 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in ... More


Banking head speaks out on Toronto real estate market

4/4/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Governments may have to impose more measures to cool Toronto’s housing market if prices remain “overheated” after the spring buying season, said Bank of Nova ... More


Toronto and Vancouver housing affordability still at high-stress levels: RBC

4/4/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Canadian housing costs remain at overheated levels despite the imposition of various federal and provincial measures to address the prevalent ... More


How to cool a red-hot housing market

4/2/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Michael Antczak

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Animal spirits still rule Canada’s real estate scene, working urban markets into a froth. But there are ways to tame them.

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The Toronto housing fix: Be careful what you wish for

3/31/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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With Toronto housing getting harder and harder to afford, governments are under pressure to “do something” – always a dangerous moment. Several ideas are ... More


Toronto eyes vacancy tax to rein in real estate speculation

3/31/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Toronto Mayor John Tory says he is open to following Vancouver’s lead by imposing a tax on vacant homes to crack down on speculators, as pressure mounts on governments of ... More


Toronto house price surge down to speculators

3/22/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The ever-rising home prices in Toronto are set to gather pace and require policy measures to curb speculation according to economists.

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Demand fuels Toronto house prices, not lack of supply: Study

3/13/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Recent house price increases in Toronto are being driven by demand from foreign and domestic buyers who are caught up in a bubble of growing price expectations, and are not due ... More


Government "very focused" on monitoring housing market: Finance Minister

3/6/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The government remains “very focused” on monitoring the Canadian housing market, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said. His remarks come amid rising prices in Toronto ... More


Big banks are freaking out about Toronto real estate

3/5/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Add Canada’s largest bank to the growing chorus of lenders worrying about unsustainable price growth in Toronto. Sparking speculation that further mortgage rule ... More


Toronto's million-dollar house contagion has now officially spread to the suburbs

3/3/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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In Toronto suburbs, which cover the 905 area code, the average detached home price soared 35 per cent to $1.11 million from last February, the fastest growth of any housing ... More


GTA REALTORS® Release Monthly Resale Housing Market Figures

3/3/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,014 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in ... More


Toronto's home prices in line with other world cities

2/28/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Bubble. What bubble? Toronto's soaring home prices are in line with the reality of other world cities such as New York, Hong Kong and ... More


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