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9/26/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The impact of the mortgage stress test is easing and the Greater Toronto Area’s housing market is showing growth – signalling the end of the market correction. GTA ... More

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9/24/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The world's biggest central bank is expected to raise rates this week - and then keep raising them ... More

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9/21/2018 | Posted in Ontario News by Michael Antczak
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The Ontario government says it’s expanding GO Transit service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This will bring immediate relief to the ... More

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9/21/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Ontario Government is planning to repeal legislation that would require home sellers to obtain a home energy audit before the sale. ... More

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9/21/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The company is planning more than $570 million in investment in Canada over the next three years. ... More

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9/20/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Toronto Home Buyers - Are You Waiting For A House Price Crash? You’ll Be ‘Disappointed,' RBC Says ... More

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9/20/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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With new mortgage rules and higher interest rates putting the squeeze on Canadian homebuyers, some have found a new approach: Get the parents (or grandparents) to bankroll your ... More

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9/19/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Residents in the Greater Toronto Area want more new homes and a review of zoning rules to help ease housing affordability. ... More

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9/19/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Condominium lawyers are waiting to see how the jurisdiction of the online Condominium Authority Tribunal expands, while mediators say online dispute resolution will become more ... More

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9/18/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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Data showing that interest rates are rising faster than income provide a wake-up call to Canadian consumers who are taking on unsustainable amounts of debt. ... More

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9/17/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show a small increase in national home sales between July and August 2018. ... More

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9/13/2018 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak
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Canada’s mortgage industry saw slowing growth in the second quarter of 2018 as stress tests and rising interest rates made an impact. ... More

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9/13/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Rising rents is making homeownership the affordable alternative according to a new report. ... More

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9/10/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Investment in Canadian commercial real estate has reached a new record high, beating the previous record set in Q1 2017. ... More

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9/9/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Greater Toronto Area housing market continued to rebound last month with an 8.5 per cent increase in sales compared with a year ago, following a slow-down during the first ... More

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9/6/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced sales and price increases on a year-over-year basis in August.  Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,839 ... More

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9/6/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Moody's revises its outlook for the Canadian banking system to stable from negative, as the ratings company now sees the Canadian government less likely to ... More

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9/5/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada (BoC) kept its trend-setting interest rate steady at 1.5 per cent on Wednesday but appeared to keep the door open to a possible rate hike at its next ... More

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9/5/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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New condo prices are rising, a good amount of GTA residents are apparently “miserable,” and some renters are “seriously considering” moving out of the ... More

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9/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Here are some interesting data about Gen Zers and their homeownership plans and goals. ... More

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9/4/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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More than a quarter of properties listed for sale in the Greater Toronto Area are advertised as being vacant, up 17 per cent year-over-year. ... More

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8/31/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Toronto is still the nation's priciest rental market, while rental rates are soaring in half of Canada's largest cities. The year-over-year numbers paint an even bleaker ... More

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8/27/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has put an early stop to the debate over whether he might be persuaded to raise interest rates in a couple of weeks. ... More

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8/24/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Supreme Court of Canada says it won't hear an appeal from the Toronto Real Estate Board, which was trying to prevent realtors from posting home sales data on ... More

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8/21/2018 | Posted in Toronto News by Michael Antczak
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Toronto’s tech scene is so hot the city created more jobs than the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle and Washington, D.C., combined last year, while ... More

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8/21/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Canadians are becoming more confident in the outlook for the economy, real estate prices, and their finances. ... More

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8/20/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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With an economy beating expectations and a range of indicators pointing to limited excess capacity, maintaining stable inflation is likely to require further rate hikes by the ... More

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8/18/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Home sales in The Greater Toronto Area led the increase in July, while more than half of all local housing markets reported an increase in sales from June to July. ... More

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8/16/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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Despite rising mortgage costs, rents, and grocery bills, these were not the biggest drain on the average Canadian household income last year. ... More

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8/15/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up from June to July 2018. ... More

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