Tuesday, February 20, 2018

OSFI’s new mortgage rules will decrease home affordability

  OFSI’s (Canada’s banking regulator) has published final guidelines for its mortgage qualification rule. It will impose tighter standards on the uninsured market. Lenders will be required to “stress test” all uninsured mortgage loans at the greater of the Bank of Canada’s five-year (5) posted rate or 200 basis points (2 percentage points) higher than […]

Toronto home prices drop more in August, 2017

 The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reported that the average cost of a home in August — $732,292 (including all house sorts and condos) — was still up 3 per cent or about $20,000 to August, 2016. But that is still down about 20 per cent, or $187,000 lower than April, 2017 when the average […]

How much you need to earn to sustain a home in Toronto

  Looking at the Toronto housing market through an analytical lens of percentages, changing sales numbers and interest rates may be the go-to method for industry insiders, but for many average customers, there’s really one thing that are important: “What can I afford?” To help answer that question, let’s calculate what degree of salary you […]

Toronto home sellers and buyers are into waiting game in August, 2017

  The real estate market is stalled and buyers and sellers are waiting to see what will happen when it comes back in September. “They’re not sure whether the market slowed down for the summer for normal, seasonal market reasons or whether we’re on a downward slope,” tells Mr. Kholodov, an agent. For now, it […]

Toronto Detached Home Prices Down $200,000 From Higher Prices

  Toronto’s detached real estate is having another rough month. Numbers from the Toronto Real Estate Board ( TREB) has been demonstrated that buyer indecision and substantial downward pressure to the detached home segment in July, 2017. Generally speaking, detached homes across TREB market area showed lower prices, less sales, and more inventory.   Prices […]

Toronto home sales fell, new listings go down as sellers retreat in July, 2017

  Home prices continued to fall across the Toronto region in July, 2017 as purchasers stayed on the sidelines, but the tempo of growth of new listings also continued to slow as more sellers decided to wait for a better time to sell. The Toronto Real Estate Board reported the average sale price of all […]

Toronto home prices down for third month in a row in July, 2017

  Toronto Real Estate Board( TREB) says a third consecutive month-to-month drop in home prices in the Toronto region in July, 2017. Although the average price for all types of residences was still 5 per cent higher year over year, it was down about 6 per cent from June to $746,216. The number of sales also fell […]

Home sales in Toronto go down in June, 2017

  Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area decreased 37.3 per cent last month compared with a year ago, Toronto real estate board said Thursday as purchasers moved to the sidelines following the introduction of legislation that is targeted at cooling one of the most run away housing marketplaces in North America. The Toronto Real […]

Toronto’s deflating run away housing prices, in one chart

  Home sales in Canada’s largest metropolis slowed down for the third largest month in a row, according to numbers released from the Toronto Real Estate Board. That came as new listings rose nearly 16 per cent, and as active listings surged over the year before. The average house price still increased 6.3 per cent […]

Toronto’s housing market declines in May, 2017

  After a long period of extraordinary home sales and housing price growing, the Toronto Real Estate Board( TREB) reported that the Greater Toronto Area’s housing market posted the first decline in May, 2017 for a market that’s been hot for at the least the last two years. But will this be a one-month blip, […]

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