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Tag: mortgage financing 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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Tag: mortgage financing 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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Tag: mortgage financing Interest Rate goes up adding to homebuyers’ challenges, more first-time buyers will not qualify

  The interest rate up and third Bank of Canada rate hike this year could shut more first-time buyers out of the Toronto region’s housing market. It will increase hundreds of dollars to some homeowners’ challenge mortgage payments. More first-time buyers may not qualify for mortgage.   The central bank has raised its key lending rate 0.25 to 1.75 per cent on October 24, 2018. Similarly, Canada’s big banks boost their prime rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 3.95 per cent from 3.70 per cent, effective October 25. The bank previously raised rates by 0.25 percentage points

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Tag: mortgage financing Analysis of condo investors in Toronto, a new study reveals

  What are the characteristics of the new pre-construction condo buyers in Toronto’s property market? These buyers buy out the most and best condo units in the condo building towers during the pre-sales period from the hundred of new condo builders across Toronto area.   Close to 50 per cent (50%) of the mortgages then rent their condo units to the existing large pool of available renters by leasing their units. An acute shortage of available apartment rental units is existing in the Toronto area for more than ten (10) years.  The vacancy rate of rental apartments in the Toronto

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Tag: mortgage financing GTA home sales declined 40 per cent in March, 2018 compared to March, 2017

  GTA home sales declined 40% in March, 2018 in 12 months from March, 2017 and the average price also declined by 14 per cent, according to the latest Toronto Real Estate Board report.   TREB reported 7,228 residential transactions in March, 2018 in the GTA, a large decrease from the record 11,954 sales reported in March 2017. The monthly figure of march, 2018 is down 17.6 per cent compared to average March sales for the previous 10 years.   The real estate market in the GTA is in retreat mode following detached  house prices increase by almost by one

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Tag: mortgage financing Real estate prices are falling in Toronto, is there a crash in the way

    Real estate prices are falling around Toronto, is there a crash in the way   Max Seal, Broker’s Comments: The title of this post says it all. In March, 2018, the media reporters are competing for catchy “going-down-the-hole” negative headlines to describe crashing of Toronto housing prices. Just 1 year ago back in March, 2017, the same media reporters were suggesting that thousands of buyers may not be able to buy a house in their lifetime unless they entered the housing market in the Toronto area right away when house prices were galloping. Some people outside the larger

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Tag: mortgage financing OSFI’s new mortgage rules will decrease home affordability

  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 the negotiated contract rate. The rule is applicable where the buyer makes a down payment of at least 20 per cent of the home’s purchase price or higher. Home affordability will undoubtedly affect as a result of

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Tag: mortgage financing 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 Down Up To $205,000 From June, 2017 Detached prices remain in positive area, but are evidencing somewhat big declines. The benchmark cost, the price of a typical detached house, fell to $963,900 across TREB, a 6.16% decline from the month before. This price is still

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Tag: mortgage financing Major changes to Canada’s housing and mortgage lending rules

  In toronto real estate, the Liberal government has announced sweeping changes aimed at ensuring Canadians aren’t taking on bigger mortgages than they can afford in an era of historically low interest rates. The changes are also meant to address concerns related to foreign buyers who buy and flip Canadian homes. Below is a breakdown of the four major changes Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Monday. The current rules In toronto mortgage, buyers with a down payment of at least 5 per cent of the purchase price but less than 20 per cent must be backed by mortgage insurance. This

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