9/19/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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 ... More

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  9/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Bill Henderson
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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.

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  9/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Bill Henderson
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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 Bill Henderson
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Canada’s big banks were quick to announce increases to their prime lending rates to 3.2% Wednesday.

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  9/6/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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 Bill Henderson
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Is upgrading your home a serious thought? This might be the perfect time to buy up in the GTA.

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  9/5/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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.

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  9/1/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bill Henderson
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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.

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  8/27/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Bill Henderson
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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.

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

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

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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 Bill Henderson
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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.

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  8/20/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bill Henderson
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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 Bill Henderson
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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 ... More

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  8/17/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Bill Henderson
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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.

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  8/17/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Bill Henderson
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'Peak Millennials' (aged 25 to 30) to create strong wave of demandNational survey shows while the peak millennial dream to own property is very strong, ... More

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  8/11/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Toronto in mid-August feels like a city waiting with bated breath. The real estate market is drowsy and buyers and sellers are anxious to ... More

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  8/9/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Bill Henderson
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The number of new mortgages continued higher in 2016 but the share of first-time buyers slipped, CMHC says. The crown corporation reports that there were just over 1 ... More

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  8/8/2017 | Posted in Industry Trends by Bill Henderson
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New technologies are transforming the way people in Canada and across the globe are buying a home, with significant implications for consumers and the property ... More

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  8/6/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Home buyers in Toronto and some of the surrounding areas appear to be testing their mettle again after spending a few weeks on the sidelines. It’s too soon to tell ... More

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  7/31/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Bill Henderson
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A home is the largest purchase most people will make in their lives. That should reinforce the importance of planning ahead, doing your ... More

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  7/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bill Henderson
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Canada’s economy accelerated far more than expected in May amid growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, pointing to solid momentum in the second quarter ... More

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  7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bill Henderson
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The Central Bank raised its new target for the overnight rate to ¾% today, citing a confident financial outlook and above-potential ... More

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  7/6/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos, in his first release as TREB President, announced TREB residential MLS® sales, listings and price statistics for ... More

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  7/6/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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New statistics released by the Toronto Real Estate Board once again confirm everyone didn't just wake up to a shortage of land overnight.

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  6/30/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bill Henderson
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Canada’s economy grew for a sixth consecutive month with gains in a majority of industries, underlining the central bank’s view a durable recovery from an oil shock ... More

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  6/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Homeowners with variable rate mortgages losing sleep over the increased chatter about a potential interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada should consider locking their rates ... More

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  6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Bill Henderson
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The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ... More

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