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2/15/2020 | 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 declined between December 2019 and January 2020.

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Canadian home sales down in January

2/13/2020 | Posted in Rental Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in big cities increased by 3.9%, clocking the fastest growth since 2001.

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Rents in major cities spike

2/13/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Toronto housing price surge resembles sky-high gains of 2016.

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This is not a good sign: RBC

2/10/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Mortgage stress test forces homebuyers further outside GTA to find house they can afford.

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Drive until you qualify

2/10/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The national trend in housing starts essentially held steady in January.

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Canadian housing starts unchanged in January

2/7/2020 | Posted in Toronto News by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The population of the Toronto area will hit 8 million in the next 10 years. It's make or break time? Are we ready?

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Toronto Living 2030

2/6/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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TRREB President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,581 home sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in January 2020 – up by ... More

GTA REALTORS® Release January 2020 Stats

2/6/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announces the release of TRREB’s fifth annual Market Year in Review and Outlook Report.

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TREBB Releasing 2020 Market Outlook

2/5/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The chief executive of the Bank of Nova Scotia says Canada’s housing market needs more supply, not a major change to the mortgage stress test.

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Focus on housing supply, not the mortgage stress test, says Scotiabank CEO

2/4/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Altus Group Limited has released its 2020 GTA Flash Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) based on 2019 ... More

GTA commercial market strong in 2019

2/3/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Developers are betting on new projects in some of Toronto’s oldest suburbs to attract millennials fleeing from the main city area’s inflamed home prices.

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Will Toronto's suburbs see the next great housing gold rush?

2/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Economy nudged higher in the latest monthly stats, helped in part by the real estate and construction industries.

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Real estate, construction helps boost Canadian economy

1/30/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Quarterly price trend report shows most major markets posted gains.

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Canadian home prices accelerated in 2019 says Statistics Canada

1/30/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Data centres are now a cornerstone of business and $100 billion has flowed into the asset class in the last decade according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield.

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Former niche CRE investment is now big business

1/29/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Fixed rate mortgages could go on sale as fears of spreading coronavirus push bond yields down

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Fixed rate mortgages could go on sale

1/28/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Despite a decelerating pace of borrowing, Canadian seniors still pushed the nation’s reverse mortgage debt balance towards yet another ... More

Canadian reverse mortgage debt reaches nearly $4 billion

1/27/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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Two city councillors are pushing for a rethink of Toronto's municipal land transfer tax rebate for first-time home buyers, suggesting the cap should be increased to match ... More

Initiative to increase tax rebate for first-time buyers in Toronto

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

1/22/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Anthony (Tony) Barone
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The current lending rules in Canada are geared towards shorter-mortgage terms

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Why longer-term mortgages could be beneficial

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
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