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Tag: stress test 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: stress test 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: stress test Toronto Real Estate TREB Published July, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Toronto Real Estate TREB Published July, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,595 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in July 2019. This result was up by 24.3 per cent compared to July 2018. On a month-over-month basis, sales were up by 5.1 per cent, after preliminary seasonal adjustment.   New listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System in July 2019 were up by 3.7 per cent  compared to July 2018 and by a much lesser annual rate than sales, With annual growth in sales far outstripping annual growth in new listings, market conditions clearly

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Tag: stress test 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: stress test Toronto Real Estate TREB Published May, 2019 Resale Market Figures

    Toronto Real Estate 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

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Tag: stress test 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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Tag: stress test Toronto Real Estate TREB Published January, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  Toronto Real Estate TREB Published January, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,009 home sales through TREB’s MLS® in January 2019 – up by 0.6 per cent compared to January 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 3.4 per cent compared to December, 2018. “It is encouraging to see the slight increase in January transactions on a year-over-year basis, even with the inclement weather experienced in the GTA region during the last week of the month. The fact that the number of transactions edged upwards

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Tag: stress test Toronto area home sales declined to 10-year low in 2018 and number of listings down

  Toronto area home sales declined to 10-year low in 2018 and number of listings down.   Home sales in Toronto and the surrounding GTA area fell to a 10-year low in 2018, as the number of new listings coming to the market declined and home buyers and sellers faced with a new reality of higher interest rates and stricter mortgage rules including mortgage stress tests.   The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) says there were 77,426 residential transactions recorded through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system in 2018, down 16.1 per cent from 92,263 sales in 2017. The last time sales were lower than this

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Tag: stress test Toronto Real Estate TREB Published December, 2018 Resale Market Figures

    Toronto Real Estate TREB Published December, 2018 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a total of 77,426 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in 2018.  This result represented a 16.1 per cent decline compared to 92,263 sales reported in 2017.  Total new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System were down by 12.7 per cent over the same period to 155,823.   The overall average selling price for 2018 transactions, at $787,300, was down by 4.3 per cent year-over-year for all home types combined across the TREB market area.  

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Tag: stress test Interest Rate up inject to homebuyers’ challenges, more first-time buyers may not qualify

  The interest rate up and third Bank of Canada rate hike this year could shut more first-time buyers out of the Toronto region’s housing market. It will increase hundreds of dollars to some homeowners’ challenge mortgage payments. More first-time buyers may not qualify for mortgage.   The central bank has raised its key lending rate 0.25 to 1.75 per cent on October 24, 2018. Similarly, Canada’s big banks boost their prime rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 3.95 per cent from 3.70 per cent, effective October 25. The bank previously raised rates by 0.25 percentage points

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