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1/19/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The Bank of Canada’s decision to raise its benchmark rate to 1.25% earlier this week will make renewals a significantly more daunting prospect for mortgage holders.

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5-year mortgage holders, brace yourselves

1/17/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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The Bank of Canada pushed forward with another quarter-point interest rate increase and said more hikes are likely coming, even as it cautioned it isn't in any rush to ... More

Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rate to 1.25%

1/17/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Suburban allure has largely become a thing of the past, but in the Greater Toronto Area - where the cost of housing grows astronomically by the month - the outskirts are ... More

Suburbs becoming attractive again for renters

1/16/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by George Karanopoulos
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A survey of members of the Association of Foreign Real Estate Investors holds Canada steady in third place for 2017, the same as a year earlier.

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Canada among top 3 most stable for real estate investment

1/6/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The Greater Toronto Area is on pace for its fifth straight record year in both the number of commercial real estate transactions and the total dollar volume invested.

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The GTA's 10 largest real estate sales during 2017

1/1/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Commercial real estate owners are getting a Christmas present from Colliers Canada in the form of a rosy ... More

Colliers on Canada's Top 6 markets: 'Positive story everywhere'

1/15/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Canadian shopping centre owners have spent billions on expansions and improvements to their top properties in recent years, and they continue to outperform their American ... More

2017 a strong year for Canadian shopping centres

1/15/2018 | 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 continued to climb in December 2017. Home sales posted their fifth ... More

Canadian home sales surge in December

1/15/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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If the Bank of Canada decides to increase interest rates this week it will pile further pressure on millions of already-struggling households, while some lenders are already ... More

Households struggle as lenders hike rates

1/14/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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The construction cranes seem to be everywhere you look in downtown Toronto, but finding a condo to call home is becoming increasingly more difficult, and costly, for a legion ... More

GTA condo rental prices soar as demand outweighs supply

1/12/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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In December the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™  edged up 0.2% from the previous month, interrupting a three-month run of ... More

The HPI stopped retreating in December

1/10/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by George Karanopoulos
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The amount Canadians owe relative to their income hit a new high in the third quarter of 2017, household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income ... More

Canada debt-to-household-income ratio grows to 171% - StatsCan

1/10/2018 | Posted in Luxury Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Coming off a strong showing in 2017, luxury real estate markets in Canada’s three largest cities will remain robust this year, according to Sotheby’s International ... More

Luxury living here to stay: Sotheby's

1/10/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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Dubbed the 'Year of the Condo,' owning a piece of real estate in the sky proved the smartest bet last year, according to a new report released this morning.

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Fourth Quarter Housing Market Trends Seal 2017 as 'the Year of the Condo' - RLP

1/9/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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The trend in housing starts was 226,777 units in December 2017, compared to 226,178 units in November 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This ... More

Canadian Housing Starts Trend Stable in December

1/8/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Expectations of a tightening labour market in 2018 is helping fuel speculation that the Bank of Canada will raise its ... More

Bank of Canada seen raising rates after upbeat survey

1/8/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Canada's most populous city may not bounce back as quickly as Vancouver because of a new hurdle in the new year

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Toronto's housing market could be in deep freeze for longer than we think

1/5/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 92,394 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in 2017.  ... More

TREB Releases Monthly Market Figures Reported By GTA REALTORS®

1/4/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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By all indications, 2017 has proven to be a tumultuous period in the mortgage and real estate spheres, but a markets observer argued that this year will offer a measure of ... More

No new regulations, drastic home price increases in 2018

1/4/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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What houses sold for in the past is hidden behind an MLS firewall but this may change and enable buyers to make better decisions

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Housing data doesn't belong under lock and key - Haider-Moranis Bulletin

1/3/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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There was a slowdown in new home sales in the Greater Toronto Area in November with sales of new single-family homes falling to a record low.

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New single-family home sales fall to record low

1/1/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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The Canadian real estate market made headlines plenty of times in 2017 — but what does next year have in store? Will housing prices and affordability continue to dominate ... More

Canadian housing market headlines you're likely to see in 2018

12/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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A close look at numbers from the Canadian Real Estate Association bodes well for the housing year ahead

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The real estate market is quite resilient and 2017 proved it

12/25/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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It’s almost a tradition that Canada’s mortgage czars clamp down on housing in the new year, and 2018 is no exception.

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Longer amortizations and higher costs: Our mortgage outlook for 2018

12/22/2017 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by George Karanopoulos
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Canadian mall owners are adding condos and apartments to their shopping centers, seeking to capitalize on a supply-constrained housing market while reducing exposure to a ... More

Canadian malls add condos, apartments as retail stores shut down

12/22/2017 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Investment in Canadian commercial real estate is on track for record, driven by demand for a haven from global instability and a quest for yield.

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Canada is becoming the 'Switzerland of North America' for global commercial real estate

12/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by George Karanopoulos
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Canadian home prices are expected to cool significantly next year as tighter mortgage rules come into effect and as further expected interest rate hikes are likely to dampen a ... More

Home prices to cool in 2018 as rates rise, mortgage rules hit: Reuters

12/21/2017 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by George Karanopoulos
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Foreign buyers make up a minuscule portion of the overall housing market in this country, new research shows, but what they own is more expensive and newer than the average ... More

Foreign buyers a minuscule portion of housing market: CMHC

12/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by George Karanopoulos
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According to the 2018 REMAX Market Outlook report, many purchasers will set their sights on Toronto’s suburbs in 2018, and that could be especially beneficial for house ... More

Hidden gems could be in 905 next year

12/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by George Karanopoulos
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The Bank of Canada is increasingly confident the economy will need less stimulus over time, Governor Stephen Poloz said on Thursday in an end-of-year speech that boosted the ... More

Bank of Canada's Poloz boosts expectations for hike in first quarter
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