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1/22/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady but expressed heightened concern about a slowing economy.

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Bank of Canada Holds Rates, Shows Less Confidence in Outlook

1/21/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Strength in the US and core markets in Asia are driving growth in commercial real estate transactions according to a new report.

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Toronto has slipped again in global CRE investment rankings

1/17/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The 2020s won’t be the decade to lock into a long-term fixed mortgage, according to RBC Economics.

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Ultra-low Rates Will Persist: RBC

1/17/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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There were 5,367 condominium apartment sales in the Greater Toronto Area in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Toronto condo apartment sales gained at the end of 2019

1/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales eased between November and December 2019.

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Canadian home sales inch lower in December

1/13/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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This year should be a good one for Canada’s commercial real estate sector with overall strong performance.

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Canadian CRE set to perform well overall in 2020

1/10/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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There was a decline in the 6-month moving trend in Canadian housing starts in December.

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Canadian housing starts trended lower in December

1/9/2020 | Posted in Rental Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Average rents in Canada are expected grow by 3% this year, while Toronto will see a stronger 7% increase in rents.

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Toronto poised to lead growth in rents

1/8/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Royal Bank of Canada chief executive Dave McKay told a banking conference on Tuesday that the mortgage stress test has “generally been good ... More

CEO of Canada's biggest bank calls for caution as Ottawa considers adjusting mortgage stress test

1/7/2020 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Toronto and Vancouver are among the prime cities for real estate investment.

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These are some of the best cities for real estate investment in 2020

1/7/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 7.3% on a year-over- year basis in Dec 2019. From June 2019 onward, the annual growth rate in the MLS® HPI ... More

GTA REALTORS Release December and Annual 2019 Stats

1/7/2020 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The dominance of the condo market in terms of price growth could soon end as millennials start to shift their preferences to established homes, according to a market survey ... More

Millennials are ditching condos for detached homes

1/7/2020 | Posted in New Developments by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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There was strong demand for newly built homes in the Greater Toronto Area in November, the latest month of data released by Altus Group.

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GTA new homes market busier than normal: BILD

1/7/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The lack of housing supply is expected to remain a pressing concern this year as Canada moves further to a seller's market, market watchers say.

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Expect a seller's market this year

1/6/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Transactions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) once again dominated Canada’s commercial real estate activity in 2019.

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Top-10 CRE transactions in Toronto/GTA during 2019

1/3/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Have you decided to purchase a new condo? Consider these things to ensure you understand your rights as a new home buyer.

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Five Things Every New Condo Buyer Should Know

1/2/2020 | Posted in Toronto News by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Having a strong brand is vital for successful businesses but for cities it can enhance everything from investment to immigration.

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Toronto is among the 10 most valuable city brands in the world

1/2/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Most Canadians held back from increasing their debt burden in 2019 and 1 in 5 say debt repayment is their top financial priority for 2020.

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Canadians are cutting back on debt amid fears of recession

12/18/2019 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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There will be growth for the Canadian economy in the next two years as the country avoids recession.

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No recession in 2020 says Conference Board of Canada

12/18/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canadian mortgage lenders shouldn’t worry too much about the performance of their loans in 2020 according to a new report from Fitch Ratings.

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Canadian mortgage performance to remain stable in 2020

12/16/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canadians' borrowing habits are back to where they were before policymakers cooled off the housing market. Lower interest rates are convincing some to borrow more.

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Canadian Household Borrowing Jumps By 31%, StatCan Says

12/16/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales continued to edge higher in November 2019.

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Canadian home sales edge higher in November

12/13/2019 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Millions of Canadian millennials feel they may never be able to follow previous generations into homeownership according to a new survey.

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Owning a home is a pipedream for many Canadian millennials

12/10/2019 | Posted in New Developments by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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There were some slight increases but the 6-month trend was essentially unchanged

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Canadian housing starts were flat in November says CMHC

12/9/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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As a result of the growth of e-commerce, industrial and storage space will increase next year

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Commercial real estate outlook for 2020

12/5/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold as expected at 1.75 per cent where it has been for more than a year as it said Wednesday that ongoing trade conflicts and ... More

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold

12/4/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,090 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in November 2019 ... More

TREB Releases November Market Figures as Reported by GTA REALTORS

12/4/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Price growth in Canada’s largest housing market accelerated last month at the fastest pace since 2017 as sales rose and the inventory of homes available for purchase fell ... More

Toronto home prices rise most since 2017 as listings plunge in November

12/3/2019 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Contribution room accumulates beginning in the year in which a person turns 18

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2020 TFSA limit announced
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