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7/21/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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A particular property type continues to be Canada’s most sought-after investment asset class.

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Renewed investor confidence fuelling commercial segment's resurgence

7/21/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canadian home prices increased in June to mark the largest 12-month gain on record as prices climbed in all 11 markets, says the Teranet National Bank composite price ... More

Home prices up 16% in June for largest 12-month gain on record

7/20/2021 | Posted in Recreational Properties by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Ready for cottage life? Borrowing for a vacation property can differ from the typical home buying process, with more than your creditworthiness under consideration by the ... More

Buying a cottage or cabin? Be prepared to consider mortgage alternatives

7/19/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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A new report suggests Toronto businesses are making plans to call employees back to the office.

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Businesses pulling back on sublet space as return to office looms: report

7/15/2021 | 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 were down between May and June 2021.

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Housing market continues to moderate in June

7/15/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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New report projects improvements for beaten-down commercial segments, with earnings to recover by 2022

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Why Canadian real estate firms are seeing a brighter financial outlook

7/14/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Bank of Canada has announced in its July statement that it will hold its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25%, staying the course on its ... More

Bank of Canada makes latest rate announcement

7/14/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Major Canadian cities saw office vacancies either rise or hold steady from Q1 to Q2 in 2021, except Montreal where the vacancy rate dropped 10 basis points.

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Canada's office market outlook improves, but recovery is slow

7/14/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Royal LePage is forecasting that the aggregate price of a home in Canada will increase 16 per cent to $771,500 in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to the same quarter last ... More

Canadian home price forecast revised upward to 16% as roaring spring market eases into summer

7/10/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) says a potential hike to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) will make purchasing a home even more difficult for would be home ... More

Land transfer tax hike will hurt supply says Toronto real estate group

7/9/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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A growing number of Canadians, particularly renters, are planning to buy a home in the next 12 months amid the national economy’s steady recovery, according to a new ... More

BoC on Canadians' home purchase plans in the next 12 months

7/6/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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June home sales were up compared to last year, but remained below the March 2021 peak and were lower than the number of transactions reported for May 2021, consistent with the ... More

TRREB Updates Its Sales Forecast and Average List Price Upwards

7/5/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The GTA new home market continued strong in May, with total sales and condominium apartment sales above the 10-year average, the Building Industry and Land Development ... More

GTA new home market strong in May

7/5/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Torontonians are deciding to stay where they are and enjoy the urban lifestyle.

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The non-existent exodus from Toronto

7/5/2021 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canadians are entering the second half of the year more confident about their economic prospects than they’ve ever been.

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Consumer confidence in Canada hits record on vaccine reopenings

7/5/2021 | Posted in Real Estate News by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is easing its underwriting criteria for mortgage loan insurance after changes it made last year were not effective and caused it to lose ... More

CMHC changes underwriting practices on mortgage loan insurance

7/4/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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It looks like a vacant home tax it's going to be coming into effect in Toronto sooner than investors might be ready for.

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It looks like a vacant home tax is coming to Toronto sooner rather than later

7/1/2021 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Wishing you and your family a very Happy Canada Day

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Happy Canada Day!

6/30/2021 | Posted in Financial Health by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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One of the greatest bull markets in Canadian real estate history has resulted in Canadians amassing record mortgage debt.

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Household Debt at a Record-High, With Carrying Costs Set to Rise

6/30/2021 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Millions of boomers are expected to wade into the market over the next five years

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3.2 million boomers in Canada considering buying a home within the next five years

6/28/2021 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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A look at why the hot housing market is out of reach for young Canadians

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Millennials vs. baby boomers: Why the cost of living has skyrocketed for young Canadians

6/27/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Low mortgage rates are allowing borrowers to pay off their mortgages faster than ever.

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Low Rates Helping Borrowers Pay Off Mortgages at Record Pace

6/23/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Market observers are pointing to alarming trends that are stoking fears of Canada’s housing market entering a bubble in the near future.

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Is Canada headed for a post-pandemic housing bubble?

6/22/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The country plans to welcome more than 1.2 million newcomers over a three-year period starting in 2021.

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RBC economist says immigration to serve as

6/21/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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If you have invested in residential real estate in the past and have been pleased with the outcome, you might be interested in exploring the world of commercial real ... More

The pros and cons of investing in commercial real estate

6/20/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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With fiscal spending booming and households flush with cash, investors are betting that the Bank of Canada’s next tightening cycle, expected to begin in 2022, will result ... More

Bank of Canada to break sequence of lower terminal rates as governments splurge

6/19/2021 | Posted in Financial Health by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canadians now owe almost $2 trillion in mortgage and home equity line of credit debt combined

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Canadian mortgage debt grew by $18 billion in April, biggest monthly gain ever

6/15/2021 | 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 and new listings were both down between April and May 2021.

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Housing market continues to moderate in May

6/11/2021 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The net worth of Canadian households rose sharply in the first quarter, as the value of residential real estate accelerated by a record amount in the three-month period.

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Canada Household Net Worth Advances on Record Real-Estate Gain

6/11/2021 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Maybe you need help with your mortgage payments, property taxes, or want some extra cash flow, whatever the reason is, you're considering renting out your home.

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Can I rent my house out on a normal mortgage in Canada?
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