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Monday, January 26, 2015
Finance Minister Joe Oliver has said he will not interfere with the housing market – or force banks to lower their interest rates, despite the Bank of Canada’s announced rate cut.
Bank of Canada cuts its key interest to 0.75 per cent
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
OTTAWA - The looming threat of sliding oil prices forced the Bank of Canada to drop its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday, a surprising move that shows just how much the country's economic outlook has soured in a matter of months.
Mortgage rates to decline following central bank's rate cut: economists
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
TORONTO - Canadian homeowners have likely gained a reprieve from an expected increase in mortgage rates this year.
GTA rich get richer on surge of record multi-million dollar home sales
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Canada’s housing market may be overvalued but that doesn’t seem to bother Toronto’s wealthiest.
Vancouver's housing market among least affordable: international survey
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
TORONTO - Vancouver has been ranked among the most unaffordable real estate markets in a recent international report, leaving economists concerned about the potential impacts of rising mortgage rates on the city's homeowners.
Where immigrants settled in the GTA
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
According to the StatsCan data, 2.4 million immigrants have made the GTA their home since before 1941. The maps confirm for the first time what we’ve known anecdotally for years — that the GTA is home to the world.
GTA home ownership, rent getting less affordable for more people
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A decade-long housing boom that brought considerable economic benefits to the GTA belies a number of problems in the marketplace, including less affordability for more people, according to a TD Economics report released Monday.
GTA housing affordability falling; ‘we’re not far behind New York’
Monday, January 19, 2015
The GTA is fast becoming the New York of the north and even if house prices cool over the next few years, relief will be “modest,” at best, for beleaguered homebuyers, says TD Economics in a report released Monday.
Canadian home sales down in December
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Ottawa, ON, January 15, 2015- According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity was down on a month-over-month basis in December 2014.
Decline in oil price to impact real estate in 2015, according to Royal LePage
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
TORONTO - Royal LePage says the price of a Canadian home is expected to rise by a relatively modest 2.9 per cent on average in 2015 as price appreciation slows across the country.
Canadian home prices fall for second month in a row: Teranet
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian home prices fell in December from a month earlier, their second consecutive monthly decline, the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index showed on Wednesday.
Toronto home prices rise steeply in fourth quarter of 2014
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
TORONTO , Jan. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Royal LePage House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast released today showed substantial year-over-year growth in prices for all housing types surveyed in Toronto .
Get ready for interest rate shock in 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
2015 is expected to be the first time in five years that benchmark interest rates are moved upwards, increasing the cost of borrowing. The U.S. Federal Reserve will go first; the Bank of Canada is expected to follow.
Steady growth expected for Canada's housing market in 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
With the New Year having only just begun, the housing outlook for 2015 across the country is generally bright.
CMHC releases foreign condo investment stats
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In a first for CMHC, the Crown corporation has asked property managers to disclose the percentage of units owned by foreign investors as part of its Rental Market Survey.
Baby boomers not causing a housing downturn after all
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Historical predictions of an oversupplied housing market caused by a mass exodus of baby boomers from their residential homes have been debunked by a new study.
CMHC fee increases could add hundreds of dollars to mortgage cost
Monday, December 15, 2014
CMHC is to triple the charges it makes to some financial institutions. The fee increases will be for guaranteeing loans in the mortgage-backed securities market, which the agency operates under the National Housing Act.
November turns cooler, even in the hottest markets
Monday, December 15, 2014
House prices were down by 0.3 per cent nationwide in November with cooler conditions even blowing through Calgary and Toronto. The latest Teranet-National Bank Home Price Index shows that eight of the 11 major Canadian markets saw prices easing and the national decline was the first for a year.
Scotiabank breaks from the pack with interest rate prediction
Monday, December 15, 2014
Most economists forecast that the first interest rate rise will be in the second half of 2015, possibly in the fall.
CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast
Monday, December 15, 2014
Ottawa, ON, December 15, 2014 - The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations for 2014 and 2015.

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