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Category: Toronto Business Posts Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released November, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released November, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,090 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in November, 2019 – a 14.2 per cent increase compared to November 2018. On a GTA-wide basis, sales were up year-over-year for all major market segments. Annual sales growth in ground-oriented home types, including detached houses, led the way.   New listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System in November, 2019 and the active listings count at the end of the month went in the opposite direction compared to November

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Category: Toronto Business Posts Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released October, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released October, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,491 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in October 2019. This result represented a 14 per cent increase compared to 7,448 sales reported in October 2018. GTA-wide, sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major home types.   “A strong regional economy obviously fuels population growth. All of these new households need a place to live and many have the goal of purchasing a home. The problem is that the supply of available listings

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Category: Toronto Business Posts Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released September, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released September, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board published that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,825 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2019. This result represented strong year-over-year sales growth of 22 per cent compared to 6,414 sales reported in September 2018. It is important to note, however, that sales remain well-below the record September 2016 peak of more than 9,800 sales.   On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, the September 2019 sales level remained in virtually the same as the August 2019 result.   The supply of listings continued

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Category: Toronto Business Posts Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released August, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released August, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,711 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August, 2019. This result represented a 13.4 per cent increase compared to 6,797 sales reported in August, 2018. On a month-over-month basis, after preliminary seasonal adjustment, sales were up by 0.8 per cent.   “GTA-wide sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major market segments, with annual rates of sales growth strongest for low-rise home types including detached houses. This reflects the

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Category: Toronto Business Posts Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released July, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Central Toronto Real Estate TREB Released July, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,595 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in July 2019. This result was up by 24.3 per cent compared to July 2018. On a month-over-month basis, sales were up by 5.1 per cent, after preliminary seasonal adjustment.   New listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System in July 2019 were up by 3.7 per cent  compared to July 2018 and by a much lesser annual rate than sales, With annual growth in sales far outstripping annual growth in new listings, market conditions

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Category: Toronto Business Posts In Toronto From Renting To Owning A Condo Is Becoming Harder

In Toronto From Renting To Owning A Condo Is Becoming Harder     In Toronto From Renting To Owning A Condo Is Becoming Harder     Runaway price growth for single-family homes is a thing of the past in Toronto and Vancouver today, thanks to rising interest rates and tougher mortgage rules. But with prices still high, buyers have turned to other options. Or really the one other option that exists in buying the condos.   “Trouble is, this stronger demand for condos resulted in sharper price gains and affordability erosion,” Royal Bank of Canada economists Craig Wright and Robert

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Category: Toronto Business Posts Bank of Canada poised to follow Fed with rate cuts later this year, traders speculate

    Bank of Canada poised to follow Fed with rate cuts later this year, traders speculate   The Bank of Canada is likely to join the U.S. Federal Reserve with an interest rate cut this year to deal with the fallout from rising trade tensions, according to trading in the swaps market.   Investors are betting Canadian policy makers will follow an expected U.S. rate cut in September. The chances of a Bank of Canada match at the Oct. 30 meeting jumped above 50 per cent Tuesday, up from about 25 per cent last week, according to data compiled

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Category: Toronto Business Posts Toronto is U.S. and Canada’s fastest-growing city, and that’s not good

    Toronto is U.S. and Canada’s fastest-growing city, and that’s not good   Torontonians could find themselves “doubling up” on housing with friends or relatives in the incoming years as the city’s breakneck population growth outstrips the supply of new housing, an urban planning expert is warning.   In an analysis published online this week, researchers Frank Clayton and Eva Shi of Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Research and Land Development found that Toronto is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. or Canada, and by a long shot. Toronto added more than 77,000 net new residents in one year

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Category: Toronto Business Posts Canadian mortgage rates goes down to their lowest level in 2 years

  Canadian mortgage rates goes down to their lowest level in 2 years   House prices may be as high as ever in Toronto in June, 2019, but Toronto homebuyers are being offered some of the lowest mortgage rates seen in 2 years as lenders battle to drum up new business.   Rates on a standard five-year fixed-rate mortgage have fallen to their lowest level in two years, according to rate comparison website, Ratehub.ca.    Borrowers just about everywhere across the country can take their pick of offerings well below three (3) per cent at the moment, says James Laird, the site’s

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Category: Toronto Business Posts Canada housing market has grown riskier, IMF has reported

  Canada’s housing market has grown riskier over the past two years, with risk levels similar to those seen during the financial crisis a decade ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report released this week.   But there is good news: The measures Canadian policymakers have taken over the past several years — particularly foreign buyers’ taxes and tough new mortgage rules — are the right ones to prevent a debt crisis, the report suggested..   In its latest Global Financial Stability Report, the Washington-based agency dedicated to global financial co-operation said the U.S. and Canadian housing

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