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5/17/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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First-time homebuyers are getting more anxious about the market.

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Five ways to ease the pain of Toronto housing affordability crisis

5/17/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The trend in housing starts was 279,055 units in April 2021, up from 272,164 units in March 2021, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

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Canadian housing starts remained elevated in April

5/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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An NDP government would implement a 20% levy on home purchases made by non-residents.

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NDP Promises New Foreign Buyers Tax

5/12/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canadians are so alarmed by the red-hot housing market that many say they’d like to see the central bank raise the cost of borrowing to dampen demand for real estate and ... More

Freaked-out Canadians open to rate hikes to cool hot housing market

5/10/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The head of one of Canada’s major office landlords said pandemic restrictions have made finding new tenants a big challenge.

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Office demand will be 'off to the races' after COVID restrictions

5/8/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the average home price could rise by as much as 14% this year, but the pace of sales could moderate by the end of 2023 if broad immunity ... More

CMHC predicts what will happen to Canada house prices this year

5/6/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Whether you’re starting your home search or you just bid on the place of your dreams, getting denied for a mortgage will stop you cold.

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You got turned down for a mortgage? Here's what to do

5/5/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) set a new record for April and amounted to more than quadruple that from April 2020 – the first full month of the pandemic. ... More

The Pace of GTA Home Sales Slows In April

5/5/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Housing affordability in Canada has declined the most in two years

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How Canadians are paying for the pandemic's gravity-defying housing market

5/4/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Toronto’s downtown condominium segment is staging a comeback with sales nearing pre-pandemic levels.

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New Toronto condo sales near pre-pandemic levels

5/4/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Long-awaited tweaks to the government’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive came into effect on Monday.

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First-Time Home Buyer Incentive 2.0 Now Available

5/4/2021 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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If you thought Canadian residential detached and semi-detached prices were out of control, take a look at Ontario’s cottage country.

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Rural rush - the real housing bubble is in Ontario's cottage country

5/4/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Growing e-commerce sales, coupled with the need for greater inventory space, continue to stimulate the industrial property market in the Greater Toronto Area, according to ... More

What continues to drive the GTA industrial segment

5/4/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Unconditional offers are poor choices and our courts have shown little empathy for failed purchasers, repeatedly holding that vendors have no obligation to accommodate ... More

Courts show little empathy for failed purchasers

5/3/2021 | Posted in Condo Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Toronto had 125 cranes actively working on multiresidential towers in March, according to the RLB Crane Index, dwarfing the total of any other North American city.

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Toronto residential tower boom shows no signs of slowing

5/1/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Advice by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Many Canadians are under the assumption their mortgage is as good as done once they have a mortgage pre-approval.

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A Pre-Approval Does Not Guarantee a Mortgage Approval

5/1/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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TD Bank is forecasting that home prices have further to rise yet before finally starting to lose steam by the end of the year.

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House Price Growth to Cool by End of Year: TD

4/30/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Effective June 1, the federal mortgage stress test increases to 5.25 per cent, or about four times higher than what major lenders are actually charging

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Mortgage stress test gets more stressful on June 1

4/27/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Effective May 3, 2021, the Federal Government will be expanding the First Time Home Buyer Incentive program to enhance eligibility in Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria Census ... More

First Time Home Buyer Incentive Program Expansion

4/27/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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If you’re like most Canadians, you’re more likely to tackle a home renovation than sell your current house and buy another or purchase an investment property.

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Canadians investing in their homes

4/26/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo, Ont., had lowest 1st-quarter availability rates for industrial real estate

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Shrinking warehouse space in high demand due to pandemic-era online shopping

4/24/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Louis Vachon says further analysis needed to understand if housing market trends are permanent

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Tighter mortgage standards, blind bidding ban may be needed to slow housing market: National Bank of Canada CEO

4/23/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the country needs a boost in the supply of housing to help make prices more affordable, but suggests there may be other steps ... More

More supply needed to ease housing price crunch, but always more to do, Freeland says

4/23/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Toronto’s condo market, battered by a pandemic that sent city residents looking for more space, is bouncing back.

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Toronto's condo market springs to life with 80% jump in sales

4/23/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The mass urban exodus that has been observed in Toronto and across Canada throughout the pandemic doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, and a new survey confirms ... More

More than half of first-time buyers in Ontario plan to buy their first home in the suburbs

4/22/2021 | Posted in Home Sellers by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Home prices in many Canadian markets have climbed to records during the pandemic, but it seems the majority of homeowners are planning to stay the course, and haven’t yet ... More

Low interest rates not motivation enough to list home for most Canadians: Poll

4/22/2021 | Posted in Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Bank of Canada announced that it will hold its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25%, and that it will be adjusting its weekly net purchases of ... More

Bank of Canada makes rate announcement

4/22/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Greater Toronto Area (GTA) commercial real estate investment hit a record $6.07 billion in the first quarter, surpassing the previous Q1 record of $5.77 billion set in ... More

Record Q1 for CRE investment in Greater Toronto Area
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