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12/17/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The prospect of interest rate hikes is particularly daunting for residents of Toronto and Vancouver—two cities with debt levels well above the national average. ... More

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12/17/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted another monthly decline in November 2018. ... More

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12/14/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Industrial real estate is in high demand in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and properties close to intermodal facilities are particularly desirable for retailers, manufacturers ... More

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12/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Just a few months ago economists were predicting that the Bank of Canada would take a bullish stance on interest rates following its talk of ‘normalization’ of the ... More

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12/14/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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New B-20 rules have created an uneven playing field because stress tests don't apply to people renewing mortgages with their current lender ... More

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12/14/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Commercial Network members of Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reported 1,782,401 square feet of total leased space across the industrial, commercial/retail and office market ... More

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12/13/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The Teranet-National Bank Composite National House Price Index fell 0.3 percent last month, following a 0.4 percent drop in October. ... More

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12/12/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The trend in housing starts was 210,038 units in November 2018, compared to 206,460 units in October 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). ... More

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12/12/2018 | Posted in Toronto News by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The City of Toronto's budget-balancing golden goose — the land transfer tax — is sick. For the first time since the tax on real estate exchanges was introduced in ... More

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12/12/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is at risk of missing provincial population targets, according to a report released today. This would potentially result in ... More

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12/10/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Relatively tight market conditions in the GTA over the past few months have provided the foundation for renewed price growth, while data suggests that, in ... More

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12/7/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Rising interest rates and new mortgage rules have finally forced an end to years of rapid lending, according to the latest data from Bank of Canada. ... More

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12/7/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Stricter mortgage qualification rules pushed buyers to the sidelines, as year-over-year double-digit sales decreases became the norm. ... More

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12/6/2018 | Posted in Financial Health by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The TFSA contribution limit for 2019 is $6,000, up from $5,500 in 2018. ... More

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12/6/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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If you’re shopping for a mortgage and believe what the bond market is telling us, it implies your odds of success with a fixed rate may have just changed. ... More

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12/5/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The Bank of Canada is leaving its key interest rate unchanged. ... More

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12/5/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced the continuation of moderate price growth in November 2018 compared to November 2017. The MLS® Home Price Index ... More

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12/4/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The Bank of Canada will announce its December interest rates decision Wednesday and few are expecting a Grinch-like pre-Christmas shock. ... More

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12/2/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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CPA report says this is not a 2008 reboot. ... More

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11/30/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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CMHC has published its financial report for the third quarter of 2018 which also reveals insights into this year’s homebuyers. ... More

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11/30/2018 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The Bank of Canada should hold pat on interest rates until the spring according to The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council. ... More

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11/28/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Canadian commercial property sales activity will remain robust over the near term, against a backdrop of positive overall sector performance. ... More

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11/28/2018 | Posted in Rental Market by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Canada added 37,000 apartments this year, but demand rose by even more to 50,000 units. ... More

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11/28/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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October brought some positives for the new homes market in the Greater Toronto Area with sales and openings gaining. ... More

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11/26/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Investment in Canada’s building construction edged 0.3% higher in September compared to the previous month. ... More

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11/25/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The main reason that 15% of Canadian homeowners refinanced their homes was to consolidate debt. ... More

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11/21/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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As land for single- and multi-family homes gets more scarce and expensive due to population growth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), investment activity shows confidence and ... More

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11/20/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Fleeing Toronto for a cheaper house in the suburbs isn’t worth it for many people who have to commute to jobs back downtown. ... More

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11/20/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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Starting immediately, rent control rules will no longer apply to buildings and flats being rented for the first time, the Progressive Conservative government announced Thursday. ... More

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11/19/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Jonathan and Harold Bradshaw
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The specific needs of the logistics and e-commerce segments will make some commercial and industrial properties in Toronto more desirable than others, according to the latest ... More

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