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2/21/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The Canadian commercial property segment came into the new year flush with the record-high successes of 2017, and a new report from Morguard predicted that five metropolitan ... More

Canadian cities expected to become 2018's commercial hotspots

2/20/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Paul Solomons
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The slow down in the Canadian housing market seen late in 2017 is likely to get worse before it improves according to RBC Economics.

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Market slow down set to intensify says RBC

2/16/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Paul Solomons
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Canadian baby boomers’ investments in real estate outperform their other financial assets, a recent report from Mustel Group and Sotheby’s International Realty ... More

Baby boomers' strongest investments lie in residential real estate

2/15/2018 | Posted in Toronto News by Paul Solomons
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If you're a young person living in Toronto, you'll need to have scored a raise of some $5,000 in the past year just to keep up with the rising cost of living.

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Toronto's Cost Of Living For Young People Soars By $400 A Month: Analysis

2/8/2018 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Paul Solomons
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New Canadian home prices stalled for the first time in almost three years, another signal that the boom in Toronto has been slowed by higher interest rates and tougher rules ... More

Canada's new home prices stall for first time since 2015

2/10/2018 | Posted in Rental Market by Paul Solomons
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A new city report released on Friday says purpose-built apartment rent increases in 2017 soared to a 15-year high while vacancy rates sank to their lowest level in 16 ... More

Toronto report highlights soaring apartment rents

2/9/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Real Estate Investors Pile Into Toronto for Its Hot Economy and Open Borders - Sales jumped 38 percent to $18.7 billion on rising land deals.

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Real estate investors pile into Toronto

2/15/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Paul Solomons
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Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales fell sharply in January 2018.

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Canadian home sales drop in January

2/14/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Paul Solomons
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In January the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™  rose 0.3% from the previous month, a tic higher than the historical average ... More

Toronto index stopped trending down in January

2/9/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Paul Solomons
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Nearly 10% of mortgages issued in Vancouver and Toronto in 2016 went to non-permanent foreign residents aged under 25 years old, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing ... More

Growing number of foreigners holding Canadian mortgages - CMHC study

2/7/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,019 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System ... More

TREB Releases Monthly Market Figures Reported By GTA REALTORS®

2/5/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Condo developers in Toronto are under extreme pressure to deliver more units as demand continues to escalate.

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Capacity issues revealed in GTA condo report

2/2/2018 | Posted in Home Buyers by Paul Solomons
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The recent increases in interest rates appear not to have dampened the intentions of most Canadian home buyers.

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Most buyers won't delay despite rate rises

1/31/2018 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Canada's largest real estate board predicted a slower year ahead for Toronto's housing market after it overheated in 2017 and sent home prices surging.

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Toronto home sales expected to slip, but average prices forecast to climb

1/30/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The strength exhibited by the GTA real estate market in 2017 is poised to continue seamlessly into this year, according to the latest report from commercial real estate ... More

Toronto market poised for a robust 2018

1/29/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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As one of the cities still in the running to be home to Amazon’s HQ2, Toronto has made a top 30 ranking of global cities for commercial real estate investment.

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Toronto placed in US-dominated global CRE rankings

1/25/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Paul Solomons
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Canada remains one of the bright stars in the global real estate market despite a slowdown in 2018.

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Canadian market will slow but remain strong

1/25/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The unprecedented rise in consumer debt means the Bank of Canada’s rate-hiking cycle is already the most severe in 20 years and further increases will have far graver ... More

Rate-hike cycle already the most severe in two decades

1/22/2018 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Paul Solomons
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Canada’s real estate market will hit a slow patch in 2018 as tighter mortgage stress tests apply pressure and the impact could be exacerbated if an expected interest rate ... More

Canadian market to face test of might

1/25/2018 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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In its latest data release, the Toronto Real Estate Board stated that the average selling price for condominium apartments went up by 17.9% on a year-over-year basis in the ... More

No brakes on the Toronto condo price train

1/24/2018 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Modern Industrial Space in High Demand, Low Supply - The availability rate in the GTA’s industrial real estate market reached a new ... More

Available industrial space in Toronto at historic low: NKFD

1/19/2018 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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 Paul Solomons
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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
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