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1/15/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted a fourth-straight monthly decline in December 2018. ... More

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1/15/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Teranet-National Bank index down 0.3% in December. ... More

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1/14/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The central bank will most likely refrain from further hikes “given increased market volatility and more restrictive financial conditions. ... More

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1/14/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Canada’s home prices increased 4% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, a sign of the market recovering from “the most significant housing correction” ... More

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1/14/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Condo apartment owners in the GTA saw higher returns on their investments in 2018 with rents setting a new record. ... More

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1/11/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Market confidence remains strong in the Greater Toronto Area, while Toronto condominiums continue to grow significantly in value. ... More

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1/10/2019 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Sales of new homes should be positive in 2019 despite the challenges of affordability and interest rates. ... More

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1/9/2019 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada left its trend-setting interest rate unchanged at 1.75% on Wednesday as the sharp decline in oil prices temporarily dims its economic outlook for the coming ... More

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1/9/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Ron Hyde
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It's a worrying sign for an economy that has relied so heavily on consumer spending and the housing market to drive growth. ... More

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1/9/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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The trend in housing starts was 206,981 units inDecember 2018, compared to 212,338 units in November 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This ... More

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1/5/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Ahead of the Bank of Canada’s first policy meeting of the year, scheduled for next week, Capital Economics is back at it again. ... More

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1/4/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced the Greater Toronto Area home sales stats through TREB's MLS® System for December 2018 as well as the ... More

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1/4/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The number of homes sold in Toronto and the surrounding area fell in 2018, along with the number of new listings hitting the market, as homebuyers and sellers grappled with a new ... More

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1/4/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The appetite for Canadian commercial real estate assets steadily increased in 2018 and it appears that mentality is not going to change much in 2019, according to a report ... More

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1/2/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) new-home sales and new project openings’ activities were back to typical levels in November after posting relatively strong results in ... More

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1/2/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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As we head towards 2019 with a weakened Toronto housing market and a Vancouver market in free fall, many sense this may be the year the house prices will go down. ... More

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12/23/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The reports advocating the need for the missing middle have mostly come from a planning perspective. What’s missing in the missing middle debate is the voice of builders and ... More

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12/19/2018 | Posted in Toronto News by Ron Hyde
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Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it plans to create 600 new technology jobs in downtown Toronto following the opening of a new 113,000 square foot office in Scotia Plaza. ... More

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12/19/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Lower housing supply might trigger increased competition, in turn leading to intensified price growth, location major factor. ... More

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12/19/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Canada’s economy will slow down in 2019 with consumer spending impacted by weaker employment, cooling house prices, high levels of debt, and rising interest rates. ... More

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12/18/2018 | Posted in Rental Market by Ron Hyde
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Canadian landlords will be increasing rents in 2019 as strong demand for rental housing continues amid high home prices and tighter mortgage lending rules. ... More

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12/18/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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The slowdown in Canada’s housing market is likely to weigh on the economy according to a new report from CIBC Economics. ... More

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12/17/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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The prospect of interest rate hikes is particularly daunting for residents of Toronto and Vancouver—two cities with debt levels well above the national average. ... More

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12/17/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted another monthly decline in November 2018. ... More

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12/14/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Industrial real estate is in high demand in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and properties close to intermodal facilities are particularly desirable for retailers, manufacturers ... More

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12/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Just a few months ago economists were predicting that the Bank of Canada would take a bullish stance on interest rates following its talk of ‘normalization’ of the ... More

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12/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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New B-20 rules have created an uneven playing field because stress tests don't apply to people renewing mortgages with their current lender ... More

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12/14/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Commercial Network members of Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reported 1,782,401 square feet of total leased space across the industrial, commercial/retail and office market ... More

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12/13/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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The Teranet-National Bank Composite National House Price Index fell 0.3 percent last month, following a 0.4 percent drop in October. ... More

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