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1/30/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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But the Bank of Canada has a tricky balancing act that cannot decimate real estate.

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Canadian inflation set to ease amid rapid cooling of housing market

1/28/2023 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Greater Toronto Area office market saw its vacancy reach double-digit levels during Q4 2022 amid markedly increased caution among stakeholders, who are still awaiting ... More

How did the GTA office market perform as 2022 drew to a close?

1/27/2023 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Local officials and investigators say that the trend is especially apparent in two provinces

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Mortgage fraud on the rise in major markets

1/27/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Bank of Canada hiked its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday, bringing it to 4.5 per cent. Here's a look at what the rate means, how analysts ... More

Here's what another Bank of Canada rate hike means for Canadians

1/25/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Bank of Canada on Wednesday hiked its key interest rate to 4.5%, the highest level in 15 years, and became the first major central bank fighting global inflation to say it ... More

Bank of Canada hikes rates, becomes first major central bank to signal pause

1/25/2023 | Posted in Mortgage News by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canada’s national arrears rate ticked up from its all-time low in October, according to data from the Canadian Bankers Association.

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Arrears rate rises from its all-time low

1/24/2023 | Posted in Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Federal Reserve and Bank of Canada can afford to pause interest-rate increases now because inflation pressures are easing rapidly, according to a Bank of Montreal ... More

Fed and Bank of Canada have reason to pause hikes, says strategist

1/20/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Economists don't believe the Bank of Canada is ready to hit the brakes on its interest rate-hiking cycle just yet, even as signs grow that inflation is easing and the ... More

BoC expected to deliver eighth consecutive rate hike, but it's probably the last one

1/19/2023 | Posted in Rental Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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New report highlights rent rate movements in major urban markets

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Canada rent prices - what's the latest?

1/19/2023 | Posted in Home Owners by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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An increasing number of Canadians appear to be tapping into their homes for extra cash.

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More Canadians turning to reverse mortgages amid savings crunch

1/16/2023 | 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 up on a month-over-month basis in December 2022.

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Canadian home sales edge up to end 2022

1/16/2023 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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"They are in a very difficult situation in which they have to tell you they are done without telling you they are done"

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Has the BoC reached an endpoint on rate hikes? CIBC's Tal gives his verdict

1/14/2023 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Home prices in Canada likely won't drop much further due to the country's ongoing shortage of new homes, even as rising interest rates curb some demand in the market, ... More

Home prices are falling, but likely won't fall much further thanks to housing shortage: CMHC deputy chief economist

1/13/2023 | Posted in Mortgage News by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canada's banking regulator has unveiled three new regulatory proposals that could further restrict mortgage lending pending a just-launched consultation period.

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OSFI proposes new mortgage restrictions

1/13/2023 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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National aggregate home price posts single-digit year-over-year decline in Q4 over 2021; double-digit growth compared to 2020 and 2019

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Canada ends 2022 with modest decline in national aggregate home price; prices remain well above pre-pandemic levels

1/11/2023 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The federal government is offering a new tax credit to help make it easier for Canadians to care for adult relatives in their own homes.

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Federal tax credit for multi-generational home renovations now available to Canadians

1/11/2023 | Posted in GTA News by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Municipalities in the GTA may see property tax hikes from 5% to 100% in the next year following the provincial government’s implementation of the More Homes Built Faster ... More

GTA municipalities respond to More Homes Built Faster with rate hikes up to 100%

1/11/2023 | Posted in Ontario News by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Homeowners and renters in Ontario pay some of the most expensive fees across the country, but a few cities in the province have more affordable prices.

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These Ontario cities offer the lowest housing fees in the province: report

1/11/2023 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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In a new analysis of the Canadian commercial real estate market, the firm sees some potential for investors despite economic headwinds

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Canadian CRE is an opportunity, but risk is elevated says Morguard

1/4/2023 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Is federal policy the answer to the country's years-old housing affordability crisis?

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Canada's two-year housing ban on foreign homebuyers takes effect

1/4/2023 | Posted in GTA Condo Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Price corrections, launch delays and changing expectations are marking the first quarter of this year, and developers may want to get rid of balconies to save costs this ... More

Balconies, prices and launches - oh my! Condo predictions for 2023

1/3/2023 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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New immigration numbers show Canada has again set a record for permanent residents, welcoming 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022. What are the effects of the current ... More

Canada welcomed record number of immigrants in 2022

1/3/2023 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Greater Toronto Area multi-residential investment market markedly decelerated over the course of 2022, according to Avison Young.

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How is GTA multi-residential investment faring?

1/3/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Despite a strong start to the year, real estate in 2022 was largely defined by a lack of affordability, spurred by one of the most polarizing interest rate hike cycles in Bank ... More

What to Expect From Canadian Real Estate in 2023

12/23/2022 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Colliers report reveals insights from global investors' survey conducted in October and November

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Which CRE assets are the best options for 2023?

12/22/2022 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Starting in the new year, foreign commercial enterprises and people will be prohibited from purchasing residential properties in Canada for two years.

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Regulations for ban on foreign homebuyers announced, law coming into effect Jan. 1

12/21/2022 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The end of the central bank's rate hikes may be imminent – a development that could be a welcome boost for homebuyers

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Could the latest BoC announcement stabilize Canada's housing market?

12/20/2022 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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High home prices and rising interest rates over the course of 2022 have made it significantly harder for buyers to qualify for the average mortgage.

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A $200,000+ income is now needed to qualify for an average mortgage in Toronto & Vancouver
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