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6/30/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Dan Antia
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While mortgage rates have been tumbling steadily over the last couple of months, many are now in record-setting territory, with certain 1- to 5-year fixed rates now available for ... More

Mortgage Rates Keep Setting New Record Lows

6/24/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Dan Antia
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. expects a drop in home prices in the country’s biggest cities amid “severe declines” in home sales and construction. ... More

House prices in Canada's largest cities expected to drop: CMHC

6/23/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Dan Antia
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Low interest rates will be the norm for the foreseeable future, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said earlier this week. ... More

Record-low interest rates here to stay - for now

6/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Dan Antia
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales and new listings were up noticeably in May 2020 compared to April, though still ... More

Canadian home sales and new listings on the rise in May

6/16/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Dan Antia
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Market pause from COVID-19 will likely result in a drop-off in Canadian investment activity for the remainder of the year, although it’s still too early to tell. ... More

Canadian investment transactions - Q1 2020 national statistics

6/13/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Dan Antia
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The ratio of debt to disposable income peaked in 2017 at 178 per cent but it is currently just shy of that level. ... More

Household debt ratio rises to 176.9%, Statistics Canada says

6/10/2020 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Dan Antia
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Ontario is replete with markets that are still ripe for investment despite the market impact of COVID-19, according to RE/MAX. ... More

Ontario housing markets remain potent investment hubs

6/12/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Dan Antia
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The commercial segment will likely lose a significant portion of its tenant base, with small businesses being forced to go online, according ... More

Commercial real estate should prepare for significant decline in tenants

6/12/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Dan Antia
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Many Canadians will attempt to purchase new homes before the adjusted rules take effect on July 1. ... More

CMHC's new rules will spur heightened home-buying activity

6/10/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Dan Antia
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Commercial rent collection will not immediately resume at its previous pace even after businesses nationwide have restarted their operations, according to Colliers Canada. ... More

Recovery in commercial rent collection might be delayed

6/8/2020 | Posted in New Developments by Dan Antia
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The trend in housing starts was 196,750 units in May 2020, down from 198,644 units in April 2020. ... More

Canada's housing starts continue to see regional impacts in May

6/5/2020 | Posted in Rental Market by Dan Antia
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Ontario is lifting restrictions on short-term rentals today. ... More

Ontario lifts restrictions, reopens short-term rentals starting today

6/4/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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Canada’s housing agency is tightening rules to make it more difficult for higher-risk borrowers to qualify for mortgage insurance. ... More

CMHC tightens mortgage rules amid downturn

6/1/2020 | Posted in GTA News by Dan Antia
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The Yonge North Subway Extension, the 7.4 kilometre extension of TTC's Line 1 (Yonge University) to Richmond Hill, looks like it will be moving forward in what will be a boon ... More

Yonge North Subway Extension Moving Forward

6/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Dan Antia
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The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.25 per cent on Wednesday and said it thinks the economic impact of COVID-19 on the world's economy ... More

Bank of Canada holds rate steady

6/3/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Dan Antia
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GTA REALTORS® reported 4,606 sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in May 2020. This result was down by 53.7 per cent compared to May 2019. While the number of sales was ... More

TRREB Releases May Resale Housing Market Report

6/1/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Dan Antia
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A new survey of 15 economists from Canadian banks, financial institutions and academia suggest that 0.25% interest rate could be around for more than a year, maybe two. ... More

Canadians could see record low interest rates until 2022

5/30/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy by Dan Antia
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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

Canada's economy saw record decline in March, with worse numbers forecast for April

5/15/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Dan Antia
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A decline in the value of Greater Toronto Area land transactions for multifamily development sites during Q1 2020 can be attributed to the location of the properties, not the ... More

Location, location: Value of GTA multifamily land sales dips

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

Disruption To Canada's Immigration In Pandemic Will 'Reverberate' Through Economy: RBC

5/28/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Dan Antia
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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

Borrowing, homebuying in Toronto to accelerate after COVID-19

5/25/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Dan Antia
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Why does CMHC's Evan Siddall think Canada is headed for a 'deferral cliff'? ... More

Canada is headed for a 'deferral clif'

5/24/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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The Bank of Canada is set to reduce its qualifying rate ten basis points, from 5.04 to 4.94 percent according a new report. ... More

Bank of Canada to drop qualifying rate

5/21/2020 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Dan Antia
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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

COVID-19 might kill the rental property industry

5/20/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Dan Antia
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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

Insolvency rate reaches highest year-to-date level since 2010

5/18/2020 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Dan Antia
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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

Is there hope for first-time buyers post-COVID-19?

5/18/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Dan Antia
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Canadian household debt has reached $2.28 trillion in total as of March, with mortgage payments accounting for a significant slice of the growth, according to data from the Bank ... More

Mortgages take up largest slice of Canada's household debt

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