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6/30/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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While mortgage rates have been tumbling steadily over the last couple of months, many are now in record-setting territory, with certain 1- to 5-year fixed rates now available ... More

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6/24/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Branka Jakovljevic
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. expects a drop in home prices in the country’s biggest cities amid “severe declines” in home sales and construction.

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6/23/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Branka Jakovljevic
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Low interest rates will be the norm for the foreseeable future, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said earlier this week.

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6/17/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Branka Jakovljevic
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But those won't be the only major markets where prices will soften.

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6/16/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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Market pause from COVID-19 will likely result in a drop-off in Canadian investment activity for the remainder of the year, although it’s still too early to tell.

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6/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Branka Jakovljevic
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales and new listings were up noticeably in May 2020 compared to April, though ... More

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6/13/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Branka Jakovljevic
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The ratio of debt to disposable income peaked in 2017 at 178 per cent but it is currently just shy of that level.

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6/12/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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The commercial segment will likely lose a significant portion of its tenant base, with small businesses being forced to go online, according ... More

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6/12/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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Many Canadians will attempt to purchase new homes before the adjusted rules take effect on July 1.

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6/10/2020 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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Ontario is replete with markets that are still ripe for investment despite the market impact of COVID-19, according to RE/MAX.

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6/10/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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Commercial rent collection will not immediately resume at its previous pace even after businesses nationwide have restarted their operations, according to Colliers Canada.

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6/8/2020 | Posted in New Developments by Branka Jakovljevic
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The trend in housing starts was 196,750 units in May 2020, down from 198,644 units in April 2020.

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6/5/2020 | Posted in Rental Market by Branka Jakovljevic
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Ontario is lifting restrictions on short-term rentals today.

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6/4/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Branka Jakovljevic
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Canada’s housing agency is tightening rules to make it more difficult for higher-risk borrowers to qualify for mortgage insurance.

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6/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Branka Jakovljevic
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The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.25 per cent on Wednesday and said it thinks the economic impact of COVID-19 on the world's economy ... More

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6/3/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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GTA REALTORS® reported 4,606 sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in May 2020. This result was down by 53.7 per cent compared to May 2019. While the number of sales ... More

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6/1/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Branka Jakovljevic
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A new survey of 15 economists from Canadian banks, financial institutions and academia suggest that 0.25% interest rate could be around for more than a year, maybe two.

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6/1/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Branka Jakovljevic
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COVID-19 has "for all intents and purposes shut down immigration."

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6/1/2020 | Posted in GTA News by Branka Jakovljevic
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The Yonge North Subway Extension, the 7.4 kilometre extension of TTC's Line 1 (Yonge University) to Richmond Hill, looks like it will be moving forward in what will be a ... More

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5/30/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy by Branka Jakovljevic
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The Canadian economy took a historic dive in March as the country imposed lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 – and worse results are expected for ... More

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5/28/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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The results of a recent Ipsos survey suggested that accelerated borrowing and home-purchasing activity is just waiting in the wings to pounce upon the Greater Toronto Area ... More

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5/27/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Branka Jakovljevic
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Sales, new construction and prices all expected to decline during pandemic

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5/25/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Branka Jakovljevic
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Why does CMHC's Evan Siddall think Canada is headed for a 'deferral cliff'?

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5/24/2020 | Posted in Home Buyers by Branka Jakovljevic
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The Bank of Canada is set to reduce its qualifying rate ten basis points, from 5.04 to 4.94 percent according a new report.

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5/21/2020 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Branka Jakovljevic
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The financial situation of every rental property is as different as a fingerprint. Every operator applies their level of experience, understanding, operating sophistication and ... More

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5/20/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Branka Jakovljevic
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Although COVID-19 has slowed down the rate of insolvency filings nationwide, the year-to-date total is still the highest in a decade, according to the Office of the ... More

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5/18/2020 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Branka Jakovljevic
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COVID-19 ripped a hole in more than just the economy. For Canadians on the verge of buying their first home, the pandemic, and the financial uncertainty it has plunged the ... More

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5/18/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Branka Jakovljevic
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Canadian household debt has reached $2.28 trillion in total as of March, with mortgage payments accounting for a significant slice of the growth, according to data from the ... More

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5/18/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Branka Jakovljevic
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Toronto remains likely to see elevated housing demand and prices this summer despite the COVID-19 market pause.

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