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7/20/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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With detached family homes few and far between in Canada's major housing markets, these trends may leave new homebuyers in a lurch. ... More

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7/19/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is making changes intended to make it easier for the self-employed to qualify for a mortgage ... More

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7/18/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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A reverse mortgage can be a solution for some cash-strapped retirees, but it comes at a steep cost. ... More

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7/16/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Investors seem unruffled by anxieties over the global economy and cross-border trade wars. ... More

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7/16/2018 | 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 were up from May to June 2018. ... More

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7/16/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canadians divided, even as interest rates appear set to rise according to a recent CIBC poll. ... More

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7/14/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The headlines about Toronto’s real estate market might not be favourable these days, yet they’re a little misleading. ... More

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7/13/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Condo investors in the Greater Toronto Area are seeing strong gains in rents according to a new report. ... More

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7/12/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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With debt levels disconcertingly high, there could be ramifications to yesterday’s interest rate hike. ... More

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7/12/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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As the Bank of Canada raised key interest rates to 1.5 per cent (up from 1.25 per cent) Wednesday morning, mortgage rates are already rising as well. ... More

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7/11/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 ½ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ¾ per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ... More

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7/11/2018 | Posted in Luxury Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The top-tier housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver are headed in opposite directions, with fear driving Vancouver's market lower even as optimism returns to Toronto's ... More

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7/10/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Canadian housing starts surged in June to one of the highest levels over the past decade, driven by new condominium developments in Toronto that reached a 30-year high for the ... More

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7/10/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The market has bottomed out. Housing prices in Greater Toronto Area are expected to reverse course in the second half of the year after a brief slump. ... More

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7/10/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Sales activity and price appreciation across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) continued to slow in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the heightened pace witnessed ... More

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7/9/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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A new study found that per TREB numbers, 27 out of 33 markets in the GTA require a household income of at least $100,000 to afford the average home. ... More

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7/9/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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There was a 2.2% rise in combined commercial leasing in the GTA in the second quarter of 2018 compared to a year earlier. ... More

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7/8/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Home Buyers in the priciest markets - Toronto and Vancouver - also face the highest land transfer tax rates. ... More

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7/6/2018 | Posted in New Developments by Ron Hyde
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Canada's steel tariffs will significantly increase the prices of structural steel products. ... More

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7/5/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area rose 2.4 per cent in June compared to the same month a year ago, and were 17.6 per cent higher compared to May, according to the latest data ... More

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7/5/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Toronto real estate may not be what it was one year ago, but it’s still a battle for home buyers. ... More

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7/4/2018 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Foreign ownership, speculation perceived to be the most influential factors according to a recent report by CMHC. ... More

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7/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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There appears to be little relief in sight for Canadian homebuyers, especially first-time buyers, as affordability is likely to worsen. ... More

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7/1/2018 | Posted in Anouncements by Ron Hyde
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Wishing your family & friends a very Happy Canada Day! ... More

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6/29/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The chill that has crept over some segments of the Toronto housing market may soon extend to one of its persistent hot spots: condominiums. ... More

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6/29/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The soon-to-grow recreational cannabis industry will create opportunity and challenges for the commercial real estate sector. ... More

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6/29/2018 | Posted in Home Sellers by Ron Hyde
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A survey of more than 750 real estate agents across Canada has revealed the top things home sellers can do to maximize the value of their home.  ... More

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6/27/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Analysts are optimistic that the Canadian economy will bounce back soon, bringing with it increased consumer spending. ... More

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6/26/2018 | Posted in GTA News by Ron Hyde
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A recent analysis showed the waning popularity of traditional mortgages among would-be home buyers in the Greater Toronto Area, with originations of traditional lenders (such as ... More

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6/25/2018 | Posted in Real Estate News by Ron Hyde
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Some predict a demise of the traditional brick-and-mortar brokerage model as technology evolves, but realtors still provide value. ... More

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