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1/19/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada’s decision to raise its benchmark rate to 1.25% earlier this week will make renewals a significantly more daunting prospect for mortgage holders. ... More

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1/17/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada pushed forward with another quarter-point interest rate increase and said more hikes are likely coming, even as it cautioned it isn't in any rush to return ... More

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1/17/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Suburban allure has largely become a thing of the past, but in the Greater Toronto Area - where the cost of housing grows astronomically by the month - the outskirts are becoming ... More

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1/16/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak
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A survey of members of the Association of Foreign Real Estate Investors holds Canada steady in third place for 2017, the same as a year earlier. ... More

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1/6/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Greater Toronto Area is on pace for its fifth straight record year in both the number of commercial real estate transactions and the total dollar volume invested. ... More

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1/1/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Commercial real estate owners are getting a Christmas present from Colliers Canada in the form of a rosy ... More

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1/15/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Canadian shopping centre owners have spent billions on expansions and improvements to their top properties in recent years, and they continue to outperform their American ... More

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1/15/2018 | 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 continued to climb in December 2017. Home sales posted their fifth ... More

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1/15/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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If the Bank of Canada decides to increase interest rates this week it will pile further pressure on millions of already-struggling households, while some lenders are already ... More

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1/14/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The construction cranes seem to be everywhere you look in downtown Toronto, but finding a condo to call home is becoming increasingly more difficult, and costly, for a legion of ... More

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1/12/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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In December the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™  edged up 0.2% from the previous month, interrupting a three-month run of ... More

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1/10/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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The amount Canadians owe relative to their income hit a new high in the third quarter of 2017, household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income ... More

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1/10/2018 | Posted in Luxury Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Coming off a strong showing in 2017, luxury real estate markets in Canada’s three largest cities will remain robust this year, according to Sotheby’s International ... More

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1/10/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Dubbed the 'Year of the Condo,' owning a piece of real estate in the sky proved the smartest bet last year, according to a new report released this morning. ... More

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1/9/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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The trend in housing starts was 226,777 units in December 2017, compared to 226,178 units in November 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend ... More

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1/8/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Expectations of a tightening labour market in 2018 is helping fuel speculation that the Bank of Canada will raise its ... More

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1/8/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Canada's most populous city may not bounce back as quickly as Vancouver because of a new hurdle in the new year ... More

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1/5/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 92,394 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in 2017.  This ... More

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1/4/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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By all indications, 2017 has proven to be a tumultuous period in the mortgage and real estate spheres, but a markets observer argued that this year will offer a measure of respite ... More

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1/4/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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What houses sold for in the past is hidden behind an MLS firewall but this may change and enable buyers to make better decisions ... More

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1/3/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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There was a slowdown in new home sales in the Greater Toronto Area in November with sales of new single-family homes falling to a record low. ... More

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1/1/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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The Canadian real estate market made headlines plenty of times in 2017 — but what does next year have in store? Will housing prices and affordability continue to dominate ... More

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12/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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A close look at numbers from the Canadian Real Estate Association bodes well for the housing year ahead ... More

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12/25/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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It’s almost a tradition that Canada’s mortgage czars clamp down on housing in the new year, and 2018 is no exception. ... More

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12/22/2017 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Canadian mall owners are adding condos and apartments to their shopping centers, seeking to capitalize on a supply-constrained housing market while reducing exposure to a ... More

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12/22/2017 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Investment in Canadian commercial real estate is on track for record, driven by demand for a haven from global instability and a quest for yield. ... More

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12/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Canadian home prices are expected to cool significantly next year as tighter mortgage rules come into effect and as further expected interest rate hikes are likely to dampen a ... More

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12/21/2017 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Foreign buyers make up a minuscule portion of the overall housing market in this country, new research shows, but what they own is more expensive and newer than the average ... More

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12/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak
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According to the 2018 REMAX Market Outlook report, many purchasers will set their sights on Toronto’s suburbs in 2018, and that could be especially beneficial for house ... More

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12/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada is increasingly confident the economy will need less stimulus over time, Governor Stephen Poloz said on Thursday in an end-of-year speech that boosted the ... More

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