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10/27/2021 | Posted in Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent.

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Bank of Canada reveals latest interest-rate call

10/27/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Most markets in Canada have seen the rate of property price growth slow down month-over-month, inspiring hope that markets may soon return into more neutral territory

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Canadian Real Estate Markets See Price Growth Slowing

10/25/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Rughly 30 per cent of first-time homebuyers and nearly nine per cent of existing homeowners received financial help from family this past year to purchase a house.

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Parents gifting kids record $82K average to buy first home: CIBC report

10/25/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The time to rent an apartment for a bargain price in Canada's biggest metropolis has indeed come and gone, with prices continuing to climb quarter-over-quarter this year ... More

Toronto rents keep on rising while the supply of available apartments tightens

10/22/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Global bond yield rates are up this month, and Canada is not missing out on the action.

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Mortgage rates back up as GOC bond yields rise

10/22/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The vacant home tax is meant to encourage property owners to sell or rent out their unoccupied residential properties to increase Toronto's housing supply - or pay a tax to ... More

City of Toronto seeks input on vacant home tax intended to increase housing supply

10/22/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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It turns out that some of the city's surrounding suburbs are now among the most competitive real estate battlegrounds in the region

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Buying a townhome in Toronto's suburbs is borderline impossible right now

10/20/2021 | Posted in Financial Health by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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This trend was influenced by historically low rates and sustained housing demand

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Mortgage debt growth spikes to a decade-high pace - CMHC

10/19/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The city continues to attract investors and younger buyers, report says

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Toronto activity a major component of Ontario market's stability - Teranet

10/19/2021 | Posted in Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Expectations for the first interest rate hike have moved up to as early as April as inflation concerns grow and supply disruptions persist.

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Rate Hikes Could Start by April as Inflation and Supply Concerns Grow

10/18/2021 | Posted in Rental Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Changes on the way to the province's Condominium Act that will place tougher restrictions on tenants.

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New changes coming to Ontario's condo act will mean harsher rules for renters

10/16/2021 | Posted in Financial Health by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Nearly 35% of Canadians are worried that higher interest rates could push them into bankruptcy

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Canadians fear bankruptcy risks following rate hikes

10/15/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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A new survey shows that housing prices in Canada have jumped an astounding 21.4 per cent since this time last year.

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Canadian home prices have jumped 21.4 per cent since last year, survey finds

10/15/2021 | 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 edged up between August and September 2021.

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Canadian home prices continue to re-accelerate in September

10/15/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Popularity of variable-rate mortgages expected to grow further, overturning a trend that has been in place for over a decade.

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Canada's housing market unlikely to cool as new home buyers opt for variable loans

10/14/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canadian home prices should rise another 5% before the end of 2021, says a new report from RE/MAX.

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Canadian home prices to grow 5% through 2021: RE/MAX

10/13/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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A growing number of lenders have been raising interest rates recently in response to rising bond yields, including the big six banks.

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Mortgage Rates Rising as Bond Yields Surge

10/8/2021 | Posted in Canada Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The bank's measure of affordability has seen the gains made pre-pandemic erased with all areas affected

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RBC: Housing affordability has slipped to its worst in 30 years

10/5/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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With superlow interest rates, prices rising constantly and a pandemic that has upended the way we work and shop, investing in commercial real estate right now can seem ... More

Low interest rates tempting for investors in commercial real estate

10/5/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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September marked the transition from the slower summer market to the busier fall market in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Every year, we generally see an uptick

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Tight GTA Housing Market Conditions Sustain Strong Price Growth

10/4/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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With disruptions to the global economy due to COVID in the first half of last year, 2021 already looks to be showing signs of recovery.

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Investors look ahead despite continued pandemic-related challenges as Canadian CRE investments reach a new peak in first half of the year

10/2/2021 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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High-priced cities are making the housing market across Canada vulnerable, the crown agency says

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Toronto real estate is facing a significant downturn says CMHC

10/1/2021 | Posted in Toronto Living by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Even after a year of pandemic living, Toronto has officially been declared one of the greatest places to be in the world!

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Toronto named one of the best cities in the world by new report

9/29/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The intensified activity was spurred by a recent boost in inventory, BILD says

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GTA saw a record number of sales for one home type last month

9/28/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Bond yields rose sharply on Monday in the U.S. and Canada, and bond yields typically lead fixed mortgage rates.

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Bond Yields Are Rising. Are Fixed Mortgage Rates Next?

9/28/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canada’s housing agency said the country is now at high risk of a sharp correction in home valuations as the continued appreciation in prices becomes unmoored from ... More

Housing-Market Risk Jumps to High in Canadian Government Rating

9/28/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Homeowners paid $769 less per month than renters in Q2 2021, on average

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Buying vs Renting study: Homeowners come out in front financially in more than 90% of scenarios analyzed

9/23/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Office vacancies in Canada were at the highest level in decades this quarter as new supply continued to come onto the market while the fourth wave of COVID-19 slowed an ... More

Canadian office vacancy rate hits highest level since 1994
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