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10/29/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Sarah Morrison
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After what RBC Senior Economist Robert Hogue calls a "spectacular rally," the market has fully recovered and then some. What comes next, however, is still shrouded in ... More

Canada's housing market has fully recovered from pandemic shock: RBC

10/28/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sarah Morrison
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The Bank of Canada held the rate steady at 0.25 per cent and said the country’s economy won’t fully absorb slack in the economy before 2023, suggesting it will ... More

Bank of Canada sees interest rates on hold into 2023

10/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Sarah Morrison
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Canadian home prices will fall by 7% in early 2021 before steadily recovering through the rest of the year, according to a new forecast by Moody’s Analytics.

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Moody's: Home prices to drop by as much as 7% early next year

10/27/2020 | Posted in Real Estate News by Sarah Morrison
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Altus Group says the commercial-to-residential tax ratio threatens businesses in several markets

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Where are Canada's most taxed residential and commercial properties?

10/23/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sarah Morrison
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Slower borrowing might lead to less consumer spending that could further delay Canada's economic recovery

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Growth in home equity loan volume slowest since 2016: OSFI

10/23/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Sarah Morrison
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Instead of downsizing, the majority of Canada's seniors are planning to live in their own homes for as long as possible

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What could a lack of elderly downsizers mean for Canada's housing market?

10/22/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sarah Morrison
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Some economists polled by Finder expressed scepticism towards the Crown corporation's market outlook

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Is the CMHC's forecast of a major price drop this year still relevant?

10/15/2020 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Sarah Morrison
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PwC's annual report dropped on October 15

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Emerging trends for Canadian real estate in 2021

10/22/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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Expect strong industrial demand through second wave of pandemic with continued challenges for the office sector.

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National office and industrial market update - Q3 2020

10/21/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy by Sarah Morrison
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Recently polled economists say the bank must be more proactive in guiding the Canadian financial system.

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Current BoC measures not enough to counter recession

10/16/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Sarah Morrison
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Are you considering buying a pre-construction home or condo? Tarion compiled a few tips to help buyers navigate the new home buying process.

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Tips On Buying A Pre-Construction Home In Ontario

10/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Sarah Morrison
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another record in September 2020.

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Canadian home sales and prices set records again in September

10/16/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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Market conditions are now similar to what they were during the Great Financial Crisis, Colliers said in its new report.

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Occupancy levels plummet in GTA office sector

10/14/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Sarah Morrison
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Despite second wave worries, the median price of a home in Canada forecast to finish year 7.0% higher than year-end 2019

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Pandemic-shift: spike in savings diverted into housing driving national median home prices up 8.6%

10/13/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Sarah Morrison
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However, the central bank's policies might leave the Canadian financial system more vulnerable in the long run.

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Negative rates down the line are possible: BoC

10/13/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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Approximately 11% of Canadian borrowers have not returned to a regular payment schedule.

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One in five deferred mortgages likely to go into default: RBC

10/8/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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As payment deferrals begin to expire, Canada’s outstanding mortgage credit is now exhibiting slower growth.

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Pace of Canadian mortgage credit growth is slowing

10/7/2020 | Posted in Condo Market by Sarah Morrison
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Toronto’s thriving housing market is beginning to show signs of strain, particularly in a condo segment suddenly flooded with new listings.

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Condo listings surge 215% in signal of downtown Toronto weakness

10/6/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Lisa Patel announced that sales reported through TRREB’s MLS® System by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® amounted to ... More

TRREB Releases September Resale Housing Report

10/4/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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A Swiss bank has concluded that Toronto's housing market is in bubble territory, as homes in the city are more overpriced based on local rents and incomes than in places ... More

Swiss bank UBS says Toronto has 3rd biggest housing bubble in the world

10/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Sarah Morrison
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The strength of the Canadian real estate market has proven itself time and again during the pandemic

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Why all the fear mongering by the CMHC over Canadian home prices?

9/28/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Sarah Morrison
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In light of the past six months of COVID-19-triggered uncertainty, home sales in Canada have been shockingly brisk as a combination of FOMO and low interest rates keep drawing ... More

Why some Canadians have only 5-7 months before their home buying window closes

10/3/2020 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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Toronto millennials leaving their downtown condos in search of more space and greater affordability have had a significant impact in Southern Ontario markets like Hamilton, ... More

Young Torontonians seeking affordability elsewhere in Southern Ontario

10/3/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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The rise in office vacancy levels nationwide is showing no signs of stopping amid a second wave of COVID-19 infections, according to CBRE Canada.

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Empty offices an increasingly prominent feature of urban markets

10/1/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Sarah Morrison
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A growing number of industries are now moving closer to their pre-pandemic output levels, as Canada’s gross domestic product increased by 3% monthly in July, according to ... More

Canadian economy growing at steady, if dwindling, pace

9/25/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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The largest share of new mortgages in Canada is still with the big banks, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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Most new mortgages still come from the Big Six

10/3/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Sarah Morrison
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There is an alarming trend that is quite rampant in the Toronto area, and it’s causing havoc on real estate transactions. Perhaps other cities in Canada are experiencing ... More

A disturbing trend: Buyers fail to deliver deposit cheques

9/24/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Sarah Morrison
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Average single family detached house prices will fall by 6.7 per cent next year as the recovery stalls, economic stimulus fades and debt problems increase, Moody’s ... More

Home prices to drop, new report predicts - and even Toronto and Vancouver won't be immune

9/24/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Sarah Morrison
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Supply/demand struggles and higher building costs are adding pressure to the market.

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StatsCan: Home prices had strongest monthly growth in three years
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