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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  12/8/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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Canadian families increased their net worth by 14.7% in the four years from 2012-2016 according to new data from Statistics Canada. ... More

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  11/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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More than half of Canadians say they have good knowledge of debt management, yet many Canadians who hold a mortgage don’t believe they’re in debt at all. ... More

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  9/27/2017 | Posted in Ontario News by Michael Antczak
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A large share of homeowners in Ontario are counting on home values increasing to ensure they have sufficient retirement funds. ... More

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  8/25/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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“Hey Siri, what’s the best mortgage rate?” ... More

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  8/25/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The basic lesson: A property is worth what a buyer is willing to pay ... More

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  8/9/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Michael Antczak
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The number of new mortgages continued higher in 2016 but the share of first-time buyers slipped, CMHC says. The crown corporation reports that there were just over 1 million ... More

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  8/6/2017 | Posted in Home Owners by Michael Antczak
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A rental suite is a great way to help homeowners meet their mortgage payments at a time when home prices are creeping ever upward in some parts of Canada. ... More

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  6/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Homeowners with variable rate mortgages losing sleep over the increased chatter about a potential interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada should consider locking their rates in ... More

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  6/9/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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A federal agency is warning consumers addicted to home equity lines of credit — a product increasingly driving debt — could find themselves at increased risk of ... More

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  5/30/2017 | Posted in Home Maintenance by Michael Antczak
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With average household debt and housing prices at record highs across Canada, a new poll by CIBC finds that a growing number of Canadian homeowners (48 per cent) are choosing to ... More

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  5/25/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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Almost three quarters of Canadian homeowners would have difficulty paying their mortgage every month if their payments increased by as little as 10 per cent, a new survey from ... More

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  5/23/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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The Toronto area will need up to $150 billion in new home construction in the coming decade and most of that should be rental units, says a report from the Canadian Centre for ... More

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  5/18/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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Around 10 million Canadians say they have experienced moderate to high levels of income volatility in the past year. ... More

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  4/24/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Many millennials face the understandable apprehension that they may never be able to afford a home in a market that’s continually surging to new heights. ... More

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  4/13/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Almost 1 in 4 homebuyers is buying on their own, often due to unexpected life changes. A new survey from TD found that 69 per cent of divorced and 35 per cent of widowed ... More

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  4/4/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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Homebuyers can now view their potential broker’s regulatory record in a now online portal, which allows consumers to search broker and company names to view disciplinary ... More

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  3/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Michael Antczak
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Locking in a rate before mortgages become more expensive is the best choice at present, as recent developments have pointed at a possible U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike in 2017. ... More

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  3/9/2017 | Posted in Home Maintenance by Michael Antczak
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You're standing by your window admiring the view. Then you notice it. Moisture has built-up around the edges of the glass. Should you worry? ... More

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  2/16/2017 | Posted in Toronto News by Michael Antczak
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Toronto Residents - It’s official. Your property taxes are going up. City council voted 35-8 on Wednesday to increase ... More

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  1/27/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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The type of person you are will inform the math that goes into your decision. ... More

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  1/25/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Michael Antczak
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More than a third of Canadians polled by CIBC said that paying off their mortgage sooner was a key financial goal. ... More

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  1/20/2017 | Posted in Industry Trends by Michael Antczak
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According to the Interior Design Show, the following will be the top 10 design trends for 2017 inspiring the direction of design for the year to come. ... More

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  12/22/2016 | Posted in GTA News by Michael Antczak
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The already glaring gap between property taxes in Brampton and Mississauga compared to Toronto, is getting even wider. With 2017 budgets approved for Brampton and ... More

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  12/2/2016 | Posted in Home Sellers by Michael Antczak
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For Canadians who are planning to release their homes to the highly competitive real estate market, they need to be aware of the tax implications of the recent regulatory changes ... More

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  12/2/2016 | Posted in Community by Michael Antczak
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This week the City of Mississauga began its budget deliberations in council chambers. Staff presented a proposed tax increase of 5.9 per cent on the city’s portion (34 per ... More

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  11/26/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak
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Evidence of the ongoing crackdown by the tax authorities on Canada’s red hot residential real estate sector is everywhere, from recently updated statistics that show ... More

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  11/11/2016 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak
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The talk of an empty homes tax in Vancouver is to become a reality. The city council says that it will be introduced by January 1, 2017. ... More

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  11/8/2016 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Michael Antczak
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Home sales nationally will decline 11.5 per cent following the tightening of mortgage rules by the federal government. ... More

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  10/27/2016 | Posted in Home Buyers by Michael Antczak
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As housing prices rise significantly, it can be hard for young people to get a leg up. Here are some ideas for Mom and Dad. ... More

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