2/22/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The B-20 mandated stress test is already outdated considering current market realities, according to a real estate firm head. ... More

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  2/21/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Consumer homebuying patterns move west, as Halton Region and West Toronto capture an increased share of overall GTA market, says a new report from RE/MAX. ... More

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  2/6/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Canada’s banking regulator defended tougher mortgage underwriting rules blamed recently for a slump in the nation’s housing market, but left open the possibility that ... More

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  2/5/2019 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Right now, buyers often blindly offer more than what they had wanted to spend in hopes of beating their competitor. ... More

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  1/30/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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News report had claimed Finance Minister was thinking about expanding rules, but he says he's not ... More

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  12/28/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Ron Hyde
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If you’re looking to rent in Toronto, 2019 is poised to be a challenging year. ... 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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  12/18/2018 | 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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  12/14/2018 | 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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  12/10/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Relatively tight market conditions in the GTA over the past few months have provided the foundation for renewed price growth, while data suggests that, in ... More

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  12/7/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Stricter mortgage qualification rules pushed buyers to the sidelines, as year-over-year double-digit sales decreases became the norm. ... More

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  11/30/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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CMHC has published its financial report for the third quarter of 2018 which also reveals insights into this year’s homebuyers. ... More

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  11/30/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada should hold pat on interest rates until the spring according to The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council. ... More

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  11/28/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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October brought some positives for the new homes market in the Greater Toronto Area with sales and openings gaining. ... More

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  11/6/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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As Canadian mortgages come up for renewal, many households are starting to experience what TD Economics has dubbed a “completely new phenomenon” – higher ... More

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  11/5/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Updated numbers from the Bank of Canada showed that the balance of insured mortgage debt suffered its largest decline in history. ... More

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  10/12/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The Ontario Real Estate Association is making more than three dozen recommendations to the provincial government on how it should update the rules governing realtors, including ... More

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  10/5/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Ron Hyde
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A rise in interest rates (and more to come) is putting the squeeze on housing affordability. ... More

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  10/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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CMHC’s new guidelines that make it easier for self-employed borrowers to qualify for a mortgage came into effect on Oct 1. ... More

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  9/24/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The world's biggest central bank is expected to raise rates this week - and then keep raising them ... More

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  9/20/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Toronto Home Buyers - Are You Waiting For A House Price Crash? You’ll Be ‘Disappointed,' RBC Says ... More

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  9/20/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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With new mortgage rules and higher interest rates putting the squeeze on Canadian homebuyers, some have found a new approach: Get the parents (or grandparents) to bankroll your ... More

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  9/13/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Rising rents is making homeownership the affordable alternative according to a new report. ... More

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  9/4/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Here are some interesting data about Gen Zers and their homeownership plans and goals. ... More

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  8/15/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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There was a slight decline in the volume of new mortgage loans in 2017 according to an analysis of consumer credit data from CMHC. ... More

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  7/30/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The GTA new homes market is still all about condos even as prices rise while single-family home prices ease. ... More

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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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