7/29/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Ron Hyde
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Canadians who owe the tax man are getting another reprieve because of COVID-19. ... More

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  7/7/2020 | Posted in Toronto News by Ron Hyde
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Toronto city council voted to make masks mandatory in enclosed, public places last week following recommendations from the medical officer of health. Most of the GTA is moving in ... More

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  6/1/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Ron Hyde
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COVID-19 has "for all intents and purposes shut down immigration." ... More

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  5/30/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy by Ron Hyde
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The Canadian economy took a historic dive in March as the country imposed lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 – and worse results are expected for April. ... More

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  5/28/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The results of a recent Ipsos survey suggested that accelerated borrowing and home-purchasing activity is just waiting in the wings to pounce upon the Greater Toronto Area housing ... More

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  5/27/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Sales, new construction and prices all expected to decline during pandemic ... More

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  5/21/2020 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Ron Hyde
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The financial situation of every rental property is as different as a fingerprint. Every operator applies their level of experience, understanding, operating sophistication and ... More

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  5/20/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Ron Hyde
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Although COVID-19 has slowed down the rate of insolvency filings nationwide, the year-to-date total is still the highest in a decade, according to the Office of the Superintendent ... More

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  5/18/2020 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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COVID-19 ripped a hole in more than just the economy. For Canadians on the verge of buying their first home, the pandemic, and the financial uncertainty it has plunged the country ... More

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  5/18/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Toronto remains likely to see elevated housing demand and prices this summer despite the COVID-19 market pause. ... More

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  5/6/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Some Canadian banks have frozen new lending for smaller commercial property purchases, in some cases withdrawing letters of intent, as the coronavirus crisis raises concerns about ... More

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  5/2/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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A sharp rise in joblessness, combined with the bust-out of the short-term rental market, will send Canadian house prices down in the short term, some market experts are saying. ... More

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  4/22/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Toronto home sales tumbled in the first half of April, down 69 per cent compared with the previous year, as the coronavirus pandemic led to an economic slowdown and a huge spike ... More

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  4/4/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canada’s biggest banks have received nearly half a million requests from homeowners to hold off mortgage payments as the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic deepens, ... More

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  4/2/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Real estate listings are drying up, open houses have been canceled, and buyers are staying home. ... More

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  4/1/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Ron Hyde
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How to stay safe if venturing outdoors for essential reasons during COVID-19. ... More

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  3/27/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada is cutting its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement. ... More

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  3/25/2020 | Posted in Ontario News by Ron Hyde
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All “non-essential” workplaces in Ontario have been ordered closed effective 11:59 p.m. Tuesday for 14 days as the battle against COVID-19 reaches a critical stage. ... More

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  3/21/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Realtors across Canada are kicking off the busy spring selling season with the unprecedented step of cancelling open houses, moves that could contribute to slower-than-forecast ... More

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  3/20/2020 | Posted in Toronto News by Ron Hyde
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The City of Toronto is waiving all penalties on late property tax and other bill payments for the next two months in response to the unprecedented economic impact of the COVID-19 ... More

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  3/18/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Ron Hyde
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The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. ... More

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  3/16/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Ron Hyde
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the federal government will close its borders to most people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents as part of its ... More

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  3/4/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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Lower mortgage rates likely to offset any major drag from a global outbreak ... More

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