12/13/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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A new report estimates housing prices in the Greater Toronto Area will increase 6.8% next year, but investors can get ahead of rising costs by buying early. ... More

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  12/8/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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With reduced buying power, house hunters will scoop these properties up ... More

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  12/6/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada stuck with its trend-setting interest rate, but it offered fresh, yet cautious, warnings to Canadians that increases are likely on the way. ... More

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  11/26/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Ron Hyde
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Real estate agents want to know if you've grown pot in your home. ... More

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  11/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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With the expectation that first-time homebuyers will be shuttered out of the housing market, thereby reducing the number of people to whom seniors can sell their homes, reverse ... More

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  11/11/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Did you know that it’s actually less expensive to buy a home compared to a condo. ... More

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  10/25/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday following two straight hikes but suggested future increases are still likely, albeit at a more gradual ... More

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  10/20/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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The newest set of mortgage restrictions announced by the OSFI will hit home buyers looking to upgrade to new properties the hardest, according to BMO financial group chief ... More

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  10/18/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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OSFI has published its update for the tightening of mortgage lending regulations known as Guideline B-20 and set the date that it will apply.  ... More

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  10/11/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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A new stress test for all uninsured mortgages is unnecessary and could increase costs for homebuyers, a report by the Fraser Institute said Wednesday. ... More

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  10/10/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Amid steadily rising mortgage costs, prospective home buyers should brace themselves for a less friendly purchasing environment in a few months’ time, although current home ... More

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  10/2/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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The national housing agency is exploring ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs and new immigrants to buy a home by cutting some of the red tape required to prove they can ... More

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  9/29/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Sixty percent of Canadian homebuyers would exceed their budget to buy a home with more than half willing to smash it by $50K! ... More

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  9/19/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Last year’s mortgage rule changes placed roadblocks in front of millions of would-be buyers, but increased rates and future regulatory action may prove even more difficult ... More

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  9/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Ron Hyde
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According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a small gain in August 2017. ... More

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  9/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Ron Hyde
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The number of Canadians who applied for a fixed-rate mortgage in August saw a substantial spike, with 59.31% of users on the LowestRates.ca website opting for a fixed-rate ... More

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  9/7/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Canada’s big banks were quick to announce increases to their prime lending rates to 3.2% Wednesday. ... More

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  9/6/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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A second interest-rate increase announced Wednesday by the Bank of Canada will add further drag to Toronto's real estate sector, which has seen home sales fall steadily for ... More

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  9/6/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Is upgrading your home a serious thought? This might be the perfect time to buy up in the GTA. ... More

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  9/5/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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If you’re in the market for a new home and think you’ll get a better deal if you just wait for prices to come down, you may want to think again. ... More

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  9/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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The economy is growing at the fastest pace in 15 years and that has some analysts changing their calls for a Bank of Canada hike from October to next week. ... More

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  8/27/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Buying from plans requires careful attention and some people find it hard to visualize a room’s size strictly from written measurements, so bring a tape measure. ... More

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  8/25/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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The basic lesson: A property is worth what a buyer is willing to pay ... More

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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A new report reveals Canadian sentiment about homebuying in Canada – including just how impactful the stress test might be. ... More

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau says last October’s sweeping mortgage rule changes aimed at cooling Canada’s housing market have successfully dampened high-risk ... More

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  8/21/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Ron Hyde
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Cause and effect; supply and demand – the reasons for record-high new home prices in the GTA are a matter of government actions and simple economics. ... More

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  8/20/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Ron Hyde
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Mortgage rates are going up, according to a panel of experts. ... More

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  8/18/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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A prolonged regime of low-interest rates along with a steady trend of rising incomes have more than doubled the amount that Canadians are able to ... More

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  8/17/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Ron Hyde
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Outdoor living is becoming increasingly popular and a new poll shows that homebuyers are willing to have less indoor space if that means more room outside. ... More

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