Increasing Real Estate Mortgage Rates Pulling Greater Toronto Area Housing to a more Balanced Market

Monday Jun 6th, 2022

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GTA Housing Market REport May 2022

Increasing Real Estate Mortgage Rates Pulling Greater Toronto Area Housing to a more Balanced Market   Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market conditions continued to evolve in response to higher borrowing costs. Similar to April results, May 2022 sales were down on a monthly and annual basis. Conversely, active listings at the end of May were up on a monthover-month and year-over-year basis. More balanced market conditions have provided buyers with more negotiating power. As a... [read more]

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

Thursday Jun 2nd, 2022

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Higher Rates & Short Supply

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022 Canada's housing market hit a boiling point last year as homebuyers clambered for real estate in regions with significantly more demand than supply. But now that homeowners and buyers alike are feeling the pinch of rising interest rates and record inflation, the market appears to finally be simmering down. That, in turn, could create a welcome opening for shoppers to be more selective with their searches. However,... [read more]

Bank of Canada Increases the Overnight Lending Rate to 0.5%

Wednesday Mar 2nd, 2022

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Bank of Canada increases overnight lending rate

Bank of Canada Increases the Overnight Lending Rate to 0.5% The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to ½ %, with the Bank Rate at ¾ % and the deposit rate at ½ %. The Bank is continuing its reinvestment phase, keeping its overall holdings of Government of Canada bonds on its balance sheet roughly constant until such time as it becomes appropriate to allow the size of its balance sheet to decline. The unprovoked invasion... [read more]

Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Monday May 10th, 2021

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Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical. A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For empty nesters, a large home with several unused bedrooms can become impractical to heat and clean. It’s no... [read more]

BANK OF CANADA HOLDS ITS TARGET OVERNIGHT RATE

Wednesday Mar 10th, 2021

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Bank of Canada Holds Overnight Rate

BANK OF CANADA HOLDS ITS TARGET OVERNIGHT RATE The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The Bank is maintaining its extraordinary forward guidance, reinforced and supplemented by its quantitative easing (QE) program, which continues at its current pace of at least $4 billion per week. The global economy is recovering from the... [read more]

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