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7/24/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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Many of the world's central bankers, including in Canada, had been stubbornly tied to low-for-longer interest-rate regimes following the recession. That time has ... More

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7/24/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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GTA home sales are down, but may be more short-term bump than long-term correction.

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7/19/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by George Karanopoulos
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The high levels of Canadian household debt should not be viewed in isolation a new report from the Fraser Institute says.

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7/19/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by George Karanopoulos
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The federal finance minister says steps taken to tame Canada's hottest housing markets have already helped slow down a sector he believes was moving at an unsustainable ... More

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7/17/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by George Karanopoulos
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According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales cooled further in June 2017.

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7/14/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Despite a cooling market due to Ontario’s housing plan, Toronto is still expected to close out the year with impressive price gains.

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7/14/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The GTA real estate market had already begun to cool off before the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark rate Wednesday.

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7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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Three of Canada's biggest banks are boosting their prime lending rates by 25 basis points, following an interest rate hike from the central bank.

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7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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The Central Bank raised its new target for the overnight rate to ¾% today, citing a confident financial outlook and above-potential ... More

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7/12/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by George Karanopoulos
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In June the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 2.6% from the previous month. As with May, it was the largest June rise in the ... More

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7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The stress tests on mortgages, introduced last fall by the federal government, is pushing some homebuyers into uninsured lending options.

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7/11/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by George Karanopoulos
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in Canada picked up in June.

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7/11/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by George Karanopoulos
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Sales of homes priced at $1 million or more were up sharply in the GTA in the first half of 2017 while Vancouver felt the impact of the foreign buyers’ tax.

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7/7/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by George Karanopoulos
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New rules proposed by the federal government to curb financial risks associated with the country's hot housing markets could make it more difficult to secure a ... More

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7/7/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by George Karanopoulos
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Toronto’s thriving housing market is offsetting the significantly lower volume of business investment in Ontario this year, according to independent think-tank Fraser ... More

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7/6/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos, in his first release as TREB President, announced TREB residential MLS® sales, listings and price statistics for ... More

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7/6/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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New statistics released by the Toronto Real Estate Board once again confirm everyone didn't just wake up to a shortage of land overnight.

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7/5/2017 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by George Karanopoulos
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Newly released figures show nearly five per cent of home purchases in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe region were made by non-residents since the Liberal government ... More

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6/30/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by George Karanopoulos
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New study reveals Canadians born outside the country view home ownership as a major milestone.

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6/30/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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Canada’s economy grew for a sixth consecutive month with gains in a majority of industries, underlining the central bank’s view a durable recovery from an oil shock ... More

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6/29/2017 | Posted in Toronto News by George Karanopoulos
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Toronto’s Port Lands is to receive $1.185 billion of funding for development of a new downtown neighbourhood. The federal, provincial and municipal governments, ... More

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6/28/2017 | Posted in Ontario News by George Karanopoulos
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The Ontario government is considering a review of preferential sales practices for pre-construction condos as part of its wide-ranging reforms of the housing market.

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6/28/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Ontario is proposing banning the practice of double ending, in which a real estate agent represents both a buyer and a seller in a transaction.

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6/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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The Canadian dollar rallied to a four-month high and investors ramped up bets for a rate increase as early as next month after Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz reiterated ... More

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6/27/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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More first-home buyers in Ontario appear to be delaying their purchases in the wake of the province’s new policies intended to cool the red-hot housing market. At the ... More

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6/27/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The market for newly-built low-rise homes in the Greater Toronto Area collapsed in May compared to a year earlier.

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6/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Homeowners with variable rate mortgages losing sleep over the increased chatter about a potential interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada should consider locking their rates ... More

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6/22/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Officials in Toronto say that enforcing a tax on vacant homes may be difficult and another solution may be better.

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6/23/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by George Karanopoulos
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Canadian household debt is rising and is set to keep rising despite expected increases in interest rates; and that worries the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

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6/26/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by George Karanopoulos
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The dramatic rise in Canadian house prices has been making headlines almost daily. But Canada isn’t the only country experiencing skyrocketing home prices.

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