Category: Toronto Seller Posts

Category: Toronto Seller Posts Condo rents decrease in Toronto downtown, Apartment vacancy rate goes up

    The number of newer rental apartments in the GTA that are empty and ready for new tenants is at its highest level since a leading real-estate consulting firm started keeping track in 2015.   According to Urbanation’s survey of purpose-built apartments completed since 2005, the average vacancy rate rose from a low of 0.3 per cent in the second quarter of last year to 1.5 per cent in the second quarter of this year.   The Toronto firm added that the “availability rate” — which includes vacant units as well as occupied units where the tenant has given

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts Canada Displays Signs of Housing Bubble in 2019, Bloomberg States

  Canada and New Zealand are the most vulnerable economies to a correction in house prices, with Australia and the U.K. also drawing concern, according to new research from Bloomberg Economics.   Seeking to build a “housing bubble dashboard,” economist Niraj Shah studied ratios of house prices to rent and income as well as inflation-adjusted prices and household credit.   The results showed that Canada and New Zealand seem to be on the most unsustainable path, with the cost of housing compared with wages the highest in the world in both countries. Australia, Norway, Sweden and the U.K. also raise

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts TREB Published June, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,860 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in June 2019, representing a 10.4 per cent increase compared to June 2018. Over the same time period, total new listings remained at a similar level for the month of June, 2019 and active listings at month-end of June, 2019 were down by 5.7 per cent.   Sales and new listings statistics for the first half of 2019 compared to first half of 2018 painted a similar story to that of June, 2019. Sales were up by 8.5 per cent, while

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts In Toronto stepping up from Renting To Buying A Condo Is Getting Harder

    In Toronto stepping up from Renting To Buying A Condo Is Getting Harder     Runaway price growth for single-family homes is a thing of the past in Toronto and Vancouver today, thanks to rising interest rates and tougher mortgage rules. But with prices still high, buyers have turned to other options. Or really the one other option that exists in buying the condos.   “Trouble is, this stronger demand for condos resulted in sharper price gains and affordability erosion,” Royal Bank of Canada economists Craig Wright and Robert Hogue wrote in their latest affordability report, released on

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts Bank of Canada may follow Fed with rate cuts later this year, traders bet

    Bank of Canada may follow Fed with rate cuts later this year, traders bet   The Bank of Canada is likely to join the U.S. Federal Reserve with an interest rate cut this year to deal with the fallout from rising trade tensions, according to trading in the swaps market.   Investors are betting Canadian policy makers will follow an expected U.S. rate cut in September. The chances of a Bank of Canada match at the Oct. 30 meeting jumped above 50 per cent Tuesday, up from about 25 per cent last week, according to data compiled by

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts TREB Published May, 2019 Resale Market Figures

    TREB Published May, 2019 Resale Market Figures Toronto Real Estate Board President announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 9,989 transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in May 2019. This result represented a substantial increase of 18.9 per cent over the 15-year low in May 2018, Please note that the result was still below the average for month of May sales for the previous ten years, which stands at almost 10,300.   The year-over-year uptick in sales experienced so far in the second quarter of 2019 suggests that the share of likely home buyers in the Greater Toronto Area

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts OSFI moves up domestic buffer to 2% in growing household debt risk for big banks

  OSFI moves up domestic buffer to 2% in growing household debt risk for big banks     OSFI, the federal banking regulator, is increasing the domestic stability buffer for the country’s systemically important banks to 2.00 per cent from 1.75 per cent.   The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions said Tuesday that on balance the systemic vulnerabilities remain elevated while economic conditions continue to be accommodative.   OSFI noted that specific vulnerabilities covered by the buffer continue to include Canadian consumer debt, asset imbalances in the Canadian market and Canadian institutional debt.   Increases to the buffer

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts Canadian mortgage rates decreases to the lowest level in 2 years

    Canadian mortgage rates decreases to the lowest level in 2 years   House prices may be as high as ever in Toronto in June, 2019, but Toronto homebuyers are being offered some of the lowest mortgage rates seen in 2 years as lenders battle to drum up new business.   Rates on a standard five-year fixed-rate mortgage have fallen to their lowest level in two years, according to rate comparison website, Ratehub.ca.    Borrowers just about everywhere across the country can take their pick of offerings well below three (3) per cent at the moment, says James Laird, the site’s

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts Toronto is the fastest growing city in the U.S. and Canada, and that may not be good

    Toronto is the fastest growing city in the U.S. and Canada, and that may not be good     Torontonians could find themselves “doubling up” on housing with friends or relatives in the incoming years as the city’s breakneck population growth outstrips the supply of new housing, an urban planning expert is warning.   In an analysis published online this week, researchers Frank Clayton and Eva Shi of Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Research and Land Development found that Toronto is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. or Canada, and by a long shot. Toronto added more than

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts Toronto is against Ford’s new housing plan for less affordable housing, reduced revenue

  Toronto is against Ford’s new housing plan for less affordable housing, reduced revenue   Toronto council has voted to oppose the provincial government’s new housing supply plan, with city staff and councillors citing concerns about reduced city revenue, less control over planning, and a lack of “tools” to mandate affordable units.   The new plan, heading through the legislature as Bill 108, aims to tweak more than a dozen pieces of legislation to cut red tape, speed up housing approvals, and make housing “more affordable” for both would-be home-buyers and renters.   But in a new report, chief city planner Gregg

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