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Goldman made a ton of money betting on the U.S. housing bubble, so this might mean something.
Toronto is no longer a "seller's market" and is now "in balanced territory."
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If you're planning to buy a house in Vancouver, you may want to stock up on some bitcoin.
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A collapse could damage Canada's mortgage market.
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Toronto's price surge will end this year, Capital Economics predicts.
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A simple Google search of "political promises in Canadian real estate market" gives you an idea of where our minds are at this election. The sentiment is pretty clear. Canadians want to know what our next provincial government is going to do about the simmering B.C. real estate market?
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The Liberals aimed at Toronto, but may have hit the Maritimes instead.
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In a seller's market that is experiencing rampant demand and annual 33-per-cent appreciation, such arrangements are a great disservice to sellers, and can also present grave disclosure and negotiating risk to buyers. As a seller -- why limit the amount of potential buyer interest, and ultimately the profit, on your home sale?
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Is the beginning of the end for Toronto's long-running housing boom?
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I'll admit it, several years ago I had a very poor opinion of the CityPlace neighbourhood in Toronto. Back then, this neighbourhood of tall condo buildings built around Fort York Blvd and Spadina Ave was a huge construction site. It was dirty, the buildings were all under a constant state of repair, and there were no amenities nearby. Then in 2013, when Fort York Blvd opened through Bathurst St, things began to change.
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"Demand has been increasing for months and supply is not keeping pace."
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As an analytical realtor who focuses heavily on market-based statistics, I've started to understand the growing shift towards pre-construction condos. Millennials now pretty much don't have any shot at purchasing a house with the current appreciation in the market, despite the government's efforts to slow things down. Even purchasing condos may be a stretch for some. Getting into pre-construction condos however, is the golden ticket.
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“The probability has gone from infinitesimal to possible — unlikely, but possible."
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Finding a great mortgage rate can help make the dream of real estate ownership a reality, but it's not the only important thing to consider when financing a home. From what payment plan would best sui...
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The hardest shock to the national real estate market would be an increase in mortgage rates. Canada's low mortgage rates cannot continue forever, and an increase in rates would make many homeowners unable to afford their mortgage payments. The goal for policymakers should be to deflate the real estate bubble before it bursts.
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Is Ontario's new Fair Housing Plan, comprising 16 measures designed to stabilize the real estate market while protecting homeowners' investments, actually fair? Or foul? Or is it a fail, even? Well, that depends on what part of the housing market you're in.
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But confidence in personal finances is on the decline.
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"It's a risk we've been highlighting."
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The rules will tackle the affordability problem buyers and renters are facing.
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The average sales price of a home in Canada reached $548,517 in March, up 8.2 per cent in a year.
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By the time the public realizes it's a bubble, it's already over.
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"A little bit of air has been let out of the bubble."
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The time and money spent on a long commute should give pause for thought.
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When people's incomes are locked into making mortgage payments or rent, small businesses and local economies suffer. High mortgages mean little flexibility, and not much left over for other life purchases. The consequence: big chunks of cash flow to Bay Street instead of Main Street. There is no question that the province needs to take action now to combat speculation, increase supply and decrease demand.
Toronto may be suffering an "undersupply" of rental units, thanks to soaring house prices.
But a number of cities saw house prices fall last month.
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The bank will start moving into its new digs in 2020.
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The cure for irrationality may be a mortgage rate hike.
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We've all seen news headlines over the last few years describing properties that sell for "$400,000 above asking!" These headlines make it seem like houses are selling for much more money than they ar...
The high cost of housing is the most common reason cited for millennials wanting to sell their home.
There are still more expensive places than Toronto. Just not many.