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Housing market 'extremely discouraging' for first-time buyers
Monday, April 21, 2014
Many experts believed that the real estate market was cooling. But as the spring buying season begins, it’s clear that's not true.
Toronto condo crash fears fade as record March drives sales up 68% this year - Financial Post (blog)
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Toronto condominium sales had their best March on record, more than doubling from a year ago as new projects stoked demand, according to RealNet Canada Inc.
Real estate buoyant in March, CREA says, with sales and prices up
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Toronto and Calgary resales combined created 25% of the national market
Young Canadians view home ownership as good investment: RBC poll
Thursday, April 10, 2014
TORONTO - More young Canadians believe owning a home is a very good investment, according to a new RBC home ownership poll.
Invigorated Ontarians intend to buy homes in 2014: RBC poll
Thursday, April 10, 2014
TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - More Ontarians plan to buy homes this year compared to last, according to the 21st Annual RBC Home Ownership Poll. Nearly one-in-four (24 per cent) residents of Canada's most populous province said they intend to buy a home this year, up from less than one-in-five (14 per cent) in 2013.
Best Cities To Invest In Real Estate? Those Would Be Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary - Huffington Post Canada
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Canadian cities top the world for the real estate markets that make the best bet for long-term investment, according to a study from U.K.
Mortgage rate discounts to only bring 'temporary relief': economists - Yahoo Canada Finance - Insight (blog)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mortgages may have gone on sale again for the first time in a year, but economists warn those discounts will likely be short lived.
Real estate market turning the corner as Canadian home sellers come out of ... - Financial Post (blog)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Forget what you're hearing about a declining housing market, prices are still going up, says one of Canada's leading real estate companies.
Canadian housing starts, permits drop as market cools - The Globe and Mail
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Canadian housing starts fell more than expected in March and building permits dropped sharply in February, according to data released on Tuesday that suggests the country’s robust housing market is cooling.
Pre-retirement Canadians no longer rushing to repay mortgage debt
Monday, April 7, 2014
Looking forward to those sunset years when you can put your feet up and burn your mortgage? The traditional mortgage market, where younger Canadians scrimp and sacrifice in the expectation that they’ll be paid up when they retire, has been changing ...
Canadian Real Estate Association boosts projections for 2014 home price gains -
Monday, April 7, 2014
Canada’s property market is set to perform better than previously thought, with average prices rising 3.8 percent during 2014 to $397,000 (Canadian), 1.3 percent higher than estimated at the start of the year and $20,000 more than forecast in June 2013.
Shortage of house listings in Toronto could be boon for condo sales: Scotiabank
Friday, March 28, 2014
The shortage of single-family homes for sale across Toronto is likely to buoy the resale condo market this year as first-time buyers, says a new report from Scotiabank.
Minister takes hands off approach on housing after BMO slashes mortgage rates
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he will not intervene or seek to reverse the Bank of Montreal's half-point cut to its key mortgage rate, calling it a "private" decision to drop the fixed, five-year setting to 2.99 per cent.
Relax: yet another report says Toronto’s real-estate prices are headed for a soft landing
Monday, March 24, 2014
There’s a definite undercurrent of gloom in Toronto’s real-estate market, thanks in part to a booming condo-construction sector that for years, according to analysts, has threatened to outstrip demand. Now, a different group of analysts is saying that all those overbuilding fears are overblown.
Land transfer tax should be an election issue - Toronto Star
Thursday, March 20, 2014
A phase-out of the land transfer tax was supported by 69 per cent of Torontonians who responded to an Ipsos Reid poll last year.
Jim Flaherty praised for prudent fiscal policy, steady hand in crisis -
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Economists are not expecting a dramatic impact on the markets from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's resignation Tuesday.
First-time home buyers' average budget rises to $316,000: BMO
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
TORONTO - A Bank of Montreal report on first-time home buyers says the average budget has increased to $316,100. That's up nearly six per cent from an average of $300,000 in last year's report on first-time home buyers.
Average Canadian home price reaches new threshold
Monday, March 17, 2014
The average price of a Canadian home has risen to more than $400,000, according to new data released on Monday. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday the average price of a resale home was $406,372 in February. That figure is 10.1 per cent higher than what it was the same month a year earlier.
Canadian home sales: How healthy is your housing market?
Monday, March 17, 2014
Canadian existing home sales edged up 0.3% in February, breaking a five-month run of declines, but the national view doesn’t tell the whole story.
World's fastest rising housing prices
Thursday, March 13, 2014
t's not just superheated markets like Hong Kong and Vancouver where housing prices are spiraling. The trend is more global than one might expect. These 15 markets are where house prices have grown at the fastest rate over the past year.

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