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Tag: housing affordability Toronto Real Estate TREB Published September, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Toronto Real Estate TREB Published September, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board published that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,825 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2019. This result represented strong year-over-year sales growth of 22 per cent compared to 6,414 sales reported in September 2018. It is important to note, however, that sales remain well-below the record September 2016 peak of more than 9,800 sales.   On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, the September 2019 sales level remained in virtually the same as the August 2019 result.   The supply of listings continued to

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Tag: housing affordability Vancouver’s Housing Market is Gloomy – Yet Unaffordable For Household Incomes Of $120,000 Yearly

  Vancouver’s Housing Market is Gloomy – Yet Unaffordable For Household Incomes Of $120,000 Yearly   The housing numbers out of Vancouver, once among the world’s hottest real estate markets, are getting more dismal with each passing month.   Sales in April, 2019 were the lowest in 24 years for a month that typically kicks off the busy spring homebuying season. Benchmark prices are down 8.7 per cent from their peak in mid-2018 and the number of homes sitting on the market has ballooned by nearly half, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.   Yet those awaiting

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Tag: housing affordability Toronto Real Estate TREB Published August, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Toronto Real Estate TREB Published August, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,711 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August, 2019. This result represented a 13.4 per cent increase compared to 6,797 sales reported in August, 2018. On a month-over-month basis, after preliminary seasonal adjustment, sales were up by 0.8 per cent.   “GTA-wide sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major market segments, with annual rates of sales growth strongest for low-rise home types including detached houses. This reflects the fact

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Tag: housing affordability Toronto Real Estate TREB Published June, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Toronto Real Estate 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

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Tag: housing affordability 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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Tag: housing affordability 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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Tag: housing affordability Canada housing market has become riskier, IMF has warned

  Canada’s housing market has become riskier over the past two years, with risk levels similar to those seen during the financial crisis a decade ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report released this week.   But there is good news: The measures Canadian policymakers have taken over the past several years — particularly foreign buyers’ taxes and tough new mortgage rules — are the right ones to prevent a debt crisis, the report suggested..   In its latest Global Financial Stability Report, the Washington-based agency dedicated to global financial co-operation said the U.S. and Canadian housing

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