5/22/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Canada should hold off on changes to make homebuying more affordable but should speed up efforts to reduce trade barriers within its borders, advises the International Monetary ... More

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  5/17/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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The Conservative Party leader says he's "absolutely committed" to reviewing the rule. ... More

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  5/15/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Canada needs to be building more homes to meet demand which is greater than official figures suggest. ... More

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  5/7/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Young families in particular want strong transit links, short commute ... More

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  5/6/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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Goodbye, variable-rate mortgage. Everyone’s going fixed these days, and for good reason. ... More

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  5/1/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Canadian government should consider being flexible on its new mortgage lending rules because the impact has been longer-lasting and more significant than expected, ... More

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  4/30/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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For the foreseeable future, immigration will continue stoking the need for housing in Canada’s largest cities, according to RBC Economic Research. ... More

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  4/25/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The self-employed are among the growing number of Canadians turning to private lenders in order to obtain a mortgage. ... More

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  4/16/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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CIBC economist says regulators need to revisit rules that have made it harder to get a mortgage. ... More

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  4/11/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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While this season usually brings a wave of interested buyers, economists wonder if we’ll see a spring thaw in the market this year. ... More

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  4/8/2019 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Industry association also wants its regulator to have more power to 'kick out' unethical agents ... More

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  3/12/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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Here are four record-breaking phenomena that suggest we have reached a real turning point in Canadian real estate. ... More

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  2/26/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Ten per cent of Canadians no longer qualify for a mortgage with banks. ... More

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  2/22/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Michael Antczak
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While a decline in sales in January 2018 was expected, the decline this January was disturbing. ... More

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  2/22/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The B-20 mandated stress test is already outdated considering current market realities, according to a real estate firm head. ... More

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  2/21/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Consumer homebuying patterns move west, as Halton Region and West Toronto capture an increased share of overall GTA market, says a new report from RE/MAX. ... More

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  2/6/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Canada’s banking regulator defended tougher mortgage underwriting rules blamed recently for a slump in the nation’s housing market, but left open the possibility that ... More

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  2/5/2019 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Right now, buyers often blindly offer more than what they had wanted to spend in hopes of beating their competitor. ... More

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  1/30/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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News report had claimed Finance Minister was thinking about expanding rules, but he says he's not ... More

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  12/28/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Michael Antczak
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If you’re looking to rent in Toronto, 2019 is poised to be a challenging year. ... More

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  12/23/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The reports advocating the need for the missing middle have mostly come from a planning perspective. What’s missing in the missing middle debate is the voice of builders and ... More

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  12/18/2018 | Posted in Rental Market by Michael Antczak
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Canadian landlords will be increasing rents in 2019 as strong demand for rental housing continues amid high home prices and tighter mortgage lending rules. ... More

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  12/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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Just a few months ago economists were predicting that the Bank of Canada would take a bullish stance on interest rates following its talk of ‘normalization’ of the ... More

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  12/10/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Relatively tight market conditions in the GTA over the past few months have provided the foundation for renewed price growth, while data suggests that, in ... More

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  12/7/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Stricter mortgage qualification rules pushed buyers to the sidelines, as year-over-year double-digit sales decreases became the norm. ... 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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  11/30/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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The Bank of Canada should hold pat on interest rates until the spring according to The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council. ... More

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  11/28/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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October brought some positives for the new homes market in the Greater Toronto Area with sales and openings gaining. ... 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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  11/5/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Updated numbers from the Bank of Canada showed that the balance of insured mortgage debt suffered its largest decline in history. ... More

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