6/10/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Canada's housing market has more firepower than some economists had imagined heading into 2021 and its performance through the first half of the year has Canada's biggest ... More

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  6/10/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Canadian home prices are likely to grow by an average of 5% in the next half-year or so, but, surprisingly, the largest gains will not be in Toronto, nor in Vancouver, according ... More

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  5/5/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Housing affordability in Canada has declined the most in two years ... More

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  5/4/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Nat Mastroianni
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Unconditional offers are poor choices and our courts have shown little empathy for failed purchasers, repeatedly holding that vendors have no obligation to accommodate purchasers ... More

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  4/27/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Nat Mastroianni
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If you’re like most Canadians, you’re more likely to tackle a home renovation than sell your current house and buy another or purchase an investment property. ... More

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  4/20/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Nat Mastroianni
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The ongoing surge in home prices across the country is discouraging a large number of young non-homeowners, many of whom say they’re giving up on the dream of homeownership ... More

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  4/13/2021 | Posted in First Time Home Buyers by Nat Mastroianni
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Real estate prices in many Canadian cities have climbed to all-time highs during the pandemic, so it should come as no surprise that some Canadians appear ready to give up on ... More

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  4/13/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Nat Mastroianni
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The aggregate price of a home in Canada increased 14.1 per cent year-over-year to $749,165 in the first quarter of 2021, as strong demand continues to outpace supply in ... More

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  4/12/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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In the pandemic-linked housing boom, average residential property values have become decoupled from average incomes over vast swathes of the country. ... More

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  4/8/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Nat Mastroianni
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One in five Canadians are hoping for a significant fall in housing prices, a sign of the mounting frustration felt by many people looking to get into the country's hot ... More

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  3/31/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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The Bank of Canada is seeing “worrying” signs that some Canadians are taking on too much debt to buy into the nation’s hot housing market. ... More

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  3/30/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Long-term risks to the economy are being exacerbated by outsized demand, shrinking inventory ... More

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  3/25/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Sustained housing price increases still outpacing the recovery in fundamental factors, such as labour income, means Canada's national housing market remains moderately ... More

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  3/9/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Nat Mastroianni
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Mortgage credit grew in the fourth quarter of 2020 as Canadian consumers took steps to reduce all other forms of debt, according to new data from TransUnion. ... More

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  12/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Canada's pandemic-weary economy is poised to "take off like a rocket" in the latter part of 2021, says CIBC World Markets deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal. His ... More

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  11/18/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Nat Mastroianni
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The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed Canadians to accumulate the largest amount of cash ever recorded. ... More

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  10/23/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Nat Mastroianni
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Slower borrowing might lead to less consumer spending that could further delay Canada's economic recovery ... More

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  10/23/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Instead of downsizing, the majority of Canada's seniors are planning to live in their own homes for as long as possible ... More

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  10/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another record in September 2020. ... More

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  8/31/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Nat Mastroianni
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Canada's federal banking regulator is phasing out requirements around mortgage deferrals for homeowners hard-hit financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 30, there ... More

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  8/28/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Nat Mastroianni
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The Bank of Canada is starting to worry about inflation. Not because it sees any, mind. ... More

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  8/18/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Nat Mastroianni
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"A home equity tax would be unfair and hurtful to Canadians during the best of times, but at this very moment – during a global pandemic – it is reckless", ... More

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  8/18/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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The rate of residential investment to Canadian GDP has also swelled dramatically ... More

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  8/17/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Nat Mastroianni
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Mortgage insurers are not signalling enthusiasm towards the extension of six-month payment deferrals, according to an analysis by The Financial Post. ... More

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  8/11/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Nat Mastroianni
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Canadians spent an estimated $80 billion on renovations in 2019, and plan to take a bit of breather this year because of COVID-19. ... More

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  6/13/2020 | Posted in Financial Health by Nat Mastroianni
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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. ... More

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

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  5/3/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Nat Mastroianni
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Canada is officially in a recession that's been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the C.D. Howe Institute's Business Cycle Council declared Friday. ... More

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  4/21/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Nat Mastroianni
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Rising unemployment and high debt is expected to boost mortgage loan delinquencies in Canada, though experts say it won’t play out like the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis of ... More

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  3/19/2020 | Posted in Community by Nat Mastroianni
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Happy First Day of Spring Everyone! ... More

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