12/12/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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The trend in housing starts was 210,038 units in November 2018, compared to 206,460 units in October 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). ... More

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  12/6/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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The TFSA contribution limit for 2019 is $6,000, up from $5,500 in 2018. ... More

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  11/30/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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CMHC has published its financial report for the third quarter of 2018 which also reveals insights into this year’s homebuyers. ... More

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  11/28/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Canadian commercial property sales activity will remain robust over the near term, against a backdrop of positive overall sector performance. ... More

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  11/28/2018 | Posted in Rental Market by Michael Antczak
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Canada added 37,000 apartments this year, but demand rose by even more to 50,000 units. ... More

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  11/26/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak
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Investment in Canada’s building construction edged 0.3% higher in September compared to the previous month. ... More

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  11/25/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The main reason that 15% of Canadian homeowners refinanced their homes was to consolidate debt. ... More

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  11/12/2018 | Posted in Community by Michael Antczak
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Lest We Forget – The Brave, The Fallen And Our Freedom. ... More

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  11/6/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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As Canadian mortgages come up for renewal, many households are starting to experience what TD Economics has dubbed a “completely new phenomenon” – higher ... More

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  10/5/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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A rise in interest rates (and more to come) is putting the squeeze on housing affordability. ... More

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  10/4/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Investment in commercial real estate remains strong across Canada as economic fundamentals continue to support the market. ... More

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  10/1/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Conservative Party of Canada plans to make the mortgage stress test a hot button issue in time for next year’s election, but explaining such a convoluted issue to ... More

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  9/28/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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A new RBC report says Canada's housing affordability has reached its worst level in 28 years and is bound to deteriorate even further. ... 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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  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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  8/16/2018 | 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 Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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There was a slight decline in the volume of new mortgage loans in 2017 according to an analysis of consumer credit data from CMHC. ... More

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  7/27/2018 | Posted in Home Owners by Michael Antczak
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Canadians spent nearly $78bln on renovations last year, but a slower sales cycle could impact that figure. ... More

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  7/27/2018 | Posted in Toronto News by Michael Antczak
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Toronto has added the most technology jobs in the past five years and has the fourth best technology talent market in Canada and the U.S., according to a new report. ... More

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  7/16/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Investors seem unruffled by anxieties over the global economy and cross-border trade wars. ... More

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  6/12/2018 | Posted in Recreational Properties by Michael Antczak
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Price of vacation homes is expected to rise 5.8 per cent by end of September. Retiring baby boomers and gen-Xers are driving recreational home sales as they look toward retirement ... More

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  5/17/2018 | Posted in Rental Market by Michael Antczak
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The cost of renting an apartment is climbing rapidly in many of Canada's largest cities, led by Toronto and nearby places, new data shows. ... More

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  4/30/2018 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The home-purchasing power of ‘peak millennials’ aged 25-31 has diminished by around $40,103 (16.5%) since the introduction of the OSFI stress test at the start of ... More

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  4/27/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Canadian households, the main driver of the country’s economy for the past decade, are showing signs of spending fatigue. ... More

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  4/20/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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First quarter investment in non-residential construction gained 3.1% compared to the previous quarter, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. ... More

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  4/18/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada is maintaining its trend-setting interest rate as its careful assessment of the timing of future hikes continues amid a backdrop of moderating growth. ... More

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  4/17/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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Upward trend in rates would negatively impact Canadians' ability to service their debts. ... More

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  4/11/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak
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A survey of international real estate markets has put Canada in the top 5 for investors. ... More

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  3/13/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Nine years into a bull run for the Canadian commercial real estate industry, underlying fundamentals remain so strong the end of the market cycle still doesn’t appear to be ... More

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  3/7/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 1/4 per cent as expected. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per ... More

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