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2/18/2019 | Posted in Community by Bill Henderson
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Wishing everyone a Happy Family Day!

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2/15/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Bill Henderson
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales in January 2019 were up from the previous month but remained below levels ... More

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2/14/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The claim that first-time buyers need more support to get into the market may be largely unfound ...

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2/14/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Bill Henderson
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Canadian home prices fall for fourth month led by weakness in B.C., Alberta. The Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index was down 0.1 per cent ... More

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2/14/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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There was a slight dip in the value of commercial real estate sales in the Greater Toronto Area in 2018; but it was another strong performance following the previous ... More

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2/11/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities was up 6% (month-over-month) in December to $8.8 billion, with multifamily and commercial intentions ... More

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2/8/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Bill Henderson
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The country’s overall real estate market remains “vulnerable” despite an easing in overvaluation in cities like Toronto and Victoria in the third quarter, ... More

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2/7/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The federal government appears to be considering a budget announcement that would allow first-time homebuyers to obtain 30-year insured mortgages, up from the 25-year limit ... More

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2/7/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Toronto’s office market continues to magnetize a wide range of industries, and this heated demand has become starkly apparent during the fourth quarter of 2018 when the ... More

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2/6/2019 | Posted in Toronto News by Bill Henderson
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The Greater Toronto Area’s tech sector, the fastest growing in North America, expected to attract young professionals in greater numbers this year.

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2/6/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced the release of TREB's fourth annual Market Year in Review and 2019 Outlook report.

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2/6/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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TREB President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,009 home sales through TREB's MLS® in January 2019 – up by 0.6 per ... More

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2/6/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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 ... More

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2/5/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Residential mortgage growth rose 3.1 per cent to $1.55 trillion in December from a year earlier, the slowest pace since May 2001, and half the growth rate from two years ago, ... More

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

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2/4/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Sales of newly-built condos in the Greater Toronto Area fell back to more normal levels in 2018 following the stellar performance of the previous year.

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2/1/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Investment property sales in the GTA had their second-highest year ever at $21.1 billion, but the figure drawing the most attention in Altus Group’s Flash Greater ... More

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2/1/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Bill Henderson
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The Bank of Canada has admitted that the economic impact of strict mortgage regulations, local housing restrictions, and the upward trend in interest rates was more serious ... More

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

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1/30/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Condo apartment sales in the Greater Toronto Area fell in the fourth quarter of 2018 and renters were put under greater pressure.

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1/25/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Canada is considering subjecting private lenders to the same mortgage stress test rules faced by banks to prevent housing markets from being destabilized by the lenders' ... More

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1/24/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The office vacancy rate in downtown Toronto has hit a record-low amid strong demand for work space by the burgeoning tech sector, according to a report by CBRE Group.

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1/24/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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We are almost a month into 2019, and it feels like the Toronto real estate market is getting a fresh start. As we enter a more balanced market, the discussion will slowly shift ... More

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1/22/2019 | Posted in Financial Health by Bill Henderson
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An increasing number of Canadians say they are concerned about their debts and are edging towards insolvency.

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1/22/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Those in the market for a Toronto home shouldn’t get too excited about the prospect of lower mortgage rates, says one economist.

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1/17/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Bill Henderson
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In the not so distant past, Canadian contractors were building more single-family homes than multi-family homes, such as condo apartments.

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1/16/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Bill Henderson
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What the Bank of Canada's decision to hold its key rate means for borrowers and savers.

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1/16/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The Greater Toronto Area continues to dominate Canada’s commercial real estate landscape heading into 2019 — with investment activity likely to set a record for the ... More

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1/15/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Bill Henderson
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted a fourth-straight monthly decline in December 2018.

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