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4/18/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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The Bank of Canada is maintaining its trend-setting interest rate as its careful assessment of the timing of future hikes continues amid a backdrop of moderating growth.

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Bank of Canada makes interest rate announcement

4/17/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by George Karanopoulos
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Upward trend in rates would negatively impact Canadians' ability to service their debts.

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Higher rates putting greater pressure on indebted Canadians

4/17/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Sales were down almost 30%, new listings were down 11%, but the measure of GTA condos that was higher in the first quarter of 2018 was the selling price.

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Despite weaker sales, GTA condo prices gain 9%

4/15/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Average monthly rents in Canada’s biggest city surged 10.7% year-over-year in Q1 2018 to $2,206, according to a new report from Urbanation Inc.

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Toronto's monthly rents saw a sharp upward spike in Q1

4/15/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by George Karanopoulos
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A recent survey conducted found that a growing proportion of Canadian homebuyers reported feeling pinched by the stress tests which came into effect January 2018.

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New rules forcing home buyers to increase budgets, delay purchases

4/15/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The Bank of Canada is likely to raise interest rates twice more this year as the economy regains momentum in the current quarter but will hold them steady at its April 18 ... More

Bank of Canada to go slow and steady with two more rate hikes in 2018

4/14/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Sales activity and price appreciation across the Greater Toronto Area continued to slow in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the heightened pace witnessed during ... More

The Greater Toronto Area Real Estate Market Slows in the First Quarter of 2018

4/12/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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The Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™  was unchanged in March – the first time outside a recession when the March composite ... More

A flat March for the Teranet-National Bank House Price Index

4/11/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by George Karanopoulos
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A survey of international real estate markets has put Canada in the top 5 for investors.

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Canada among top 5 countries to invest in real estate

4/10/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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The trend in housing starts was 226,842 units in March 2018, compared to 225,804 units in February 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This ... More

Canadian Housing Starts Trend Stable in March

4/6/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The high-end of Toronto’s housing market is bearing the brunt of declines from last year’s dizzying growth, with prices falling and unit sales slumping by almost ... More

Numbers for Toronto's luxury market released

4/6/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Commercial activity in the Greater Toronto Area increased in the first quarter of 2018.

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Increased commercial activity in the GTA

4/5/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by George Karanopoulos
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The results of a fresh study conducted by Royal Bank of Canada showed that fully 32% of Canadians are likely to buy a home in the next two years (up by 7% from last ... More

Millennials to lead the charge in a future surge of home purchases

4/4/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,228 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System ... More

TREB Releases Monthly Market Figures Reported By GTA REALTORS®

4/3/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by George Karanopoulos
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The still-rising prices of homes in many Canadian markets are making homeownership increasingly unaffordable and mortgages harder to secure.

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Detached home buyers need 53% down payment says DBRS

3/26/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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Multiple factors including new mortgage rules and increasing interest rates made themselves felt in the Canadian housing market in February as prices declined in 7 out of 11 ... More

Canadian housing price index falls for the 4th time in 6 months

3/23/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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Mortgage Consumers Brace Yourselves - Chances of a hike in May rose to 82% after the data came out today.

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Canadian dollar jumps half a cent as inflation hits three-year high, boosting chances of rate hike

3/25/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by George Karanopoulos
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Canada's housing market is getting a big helping hand from house-hungry millennials, but that will come to an end in the next several years, bringing with it an era of ... More

Canada Housing Market Faces A Decade Of Stagnation: BMO

3/19/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Canada’s uninsured mortgage market reached an eight-year high in January as government steps to reduce taxpayer exposure to the housing market gain traction, according to ... More

Uninsured mortgages buck housing trends across country

3/16/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Investing in commercial real estate is widely considered more trouble than it’s worth, but according to some, not only is it vastly more lucrative than ... More

Why commercial real estate is more lucrative than residential sector

3/15/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined further in February 2018.

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Canadian home sales fall further in February

3/14/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) expects economic growth to slow down this year amid looming interest rates hikes and lower consumer spending. Its latest economic outlook pegs ... More

Economic growth to slow down in 2018

3/13/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Nine years into a bull run for the Canadian commercial real estate industry, underlying fundamentals remain so strong the end of the market cycle still doesn’t appear to ... More

Fundamentals solid, expect CRE bull run to continue: CBRE

3/13/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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There has been a sharp drop in sales of luxury properties in the Toronto area, but real estate agents are optimistic of improvement. This is according to a report released ... More

Luxury home sales in the GTA, Oakville and Hamilton-Burlington to return to more normal levels of activity in 2018

3/12/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Toronto developers had one of their busiest months on record in February in another sign the condo market is alive and well in Canada’s biggest real estate market, even ... More

February sets record dating back to 1948

3/12/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by George Karanopoulos
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Canadians' collective household debt has climbed to $1.8 trillion as Bank of International Settlements sounds an early warning that the country's banking system is at ... More

Canadian household debt compromising banking system

3/12/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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A new report ranked Ontario’s largest metropolitan areas by real estate market performance and suitability for investment over the next 5 years.

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Ontario's best investment hubs this year

3/9/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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Toronto and Vancouver’s real estate markets have responded to surging prices and a growing demand for homes with a supply of new housing that is “significantly ... More

Housing supply-demand gap largest in Toronto and Vancouver, says CHMC

3/9/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The impact of the tightened mortgage rules introduced at the start of the year appears to be rising according to a recent report from RBC.

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Stress test effect is showing nationwide

3/7/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 1/4 per cent as expected. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ... More

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate
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