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Category: Toronto Real Estate 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 Real Estate 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 Real Estate 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 Real Estate Posts TREB Released May, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  TREB Released May, 2019 Resale Market Figuress Toronto Real Estate Board President announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 9,989 transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in May 2019. This result represented a substantial increase of 18.9 per cent over the 15-year low in May 2018, Please note that the result was still below the average for month of May sales for the previous ten years, which stands at almost 10,300.   The year-over-year uptick in sales experienced so far in the second quarter of 2019 suggests that the share of likely home buyers in the Greater Toronto Area has

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Category: Toronto Real Estate 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 Real Estate Posts OSFI increases domestic buffer to 2% amid household debt risk for big banks

    OSFI increases domestic buffer to 2% amid household debt risk for big banks   OSFI, the federal banking regulator, is increasing the domestic stability buffer for the country’s systemically important banks to 2.00 per cent from 1.75 per cent.   The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions said Tuesday that on balance the systemic vulnerabilities remain elevated while economic conditions continue to be accommodative.   OSFI noted that specific vulnerabilities covered by the buffer continue to include Canadian consumer debt, asset imbalances in the Canadian market and Canadian institutional debt.   Increases to the buffer require the

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Category: Toronto Real Estate Posts Toronto opposes Ford’s new housing plan for lack of affordable housing, reduced revenue

  Toronto opposes Ford’s new housing plan for lack of affordable housing, reduced revenue   Toronto council has voted to oppose the provincial government’s new housing supply plan, with city staff and councillors citing concerns about reduced city revenue, less control over planning, and a lack of “tools” to mandate affordable units.   The new plan, heading through the legislature as Bill 108, aims to tweak more than a dozen pieces of legislation to cut red tape, speed up housing approvals, and make housing “more affordable” for both would-be home-buyers and renters.   But in a new report, chief city planner Gregg

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Category: Toronto Real Estate Posts TREB Released April, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  TREB Released April, 2019 Resale Market Figures   TREB announced that the Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a substantial year-over-year increase in home sales in April 2019. The number of residential transactions jumped by 16.8 per cent to 9,042 compared to 7,744 in April 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up 11.3 per cent compared to March 2019.   New listings were also up year-over-year by eight per cent. However, the annual growth rate for new listings was much lower than that reported number for sales. This suggests that market conditions continued to tighten which points

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Category: Toronto Real Estate Posts Toronto housing slowdown reasons Bank of Canada showed

  Toronto housing slowdown reasons Bank of Canada showed   The Bank of Canada found the prices of the housing market went up way out of affordability range for buyers. The Bank estimated. that between 2015 and 2018, the rising cost of home ownership would have lowered annual home sales nationwide by a hefty 56,000 if the “housing bubble” effect was not present in the market.   The Bank estimated that Only a fraction of that — 10,000 sales — would have been due to the mortgage stress test, All the rest would have been due to rising prices and

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Category: Toronto Real Estate Posts TREB Released March, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  TREB Released March, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,187 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in March 2019. This result was close to 7,188 sales reported in March 2018. For the first quarter of 2019, sales were down by one per cent (1%) compared to Q1 2018.   The ‘OSFI stress test’ has an impact as to home buyers’ ability to qualify for a mortgage. TREB is still arguing that the stress test provisions and mortgage lending guidelines generally, including allowable amortization periods for insured mortgages, should be

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