Foreign Buyer Tax, Rent Control Announced to Cool Hell Fire of a GTA Housing Market
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Foreign Buyer Tax, Rent Control Announced to Cool Hell Fire of a GTA Housing Market

It’s no secret that Toronto’s real estate market is rising at an alarming rate. Just in the month of March, it was announced that the average home price increased by 33.4 per cent, year-over-year. The average price for a detached home in Toronto currently sits at $1.21 million. In response, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Federal … Continue reading »

Millennials Still Want to Buy a House, Despite Crazy High Prices
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Millennials Still Want to Buy a House, Despite Crazy High Prices

More than a third of all millennials in Canada own their own home, and 82 per cent of those who don’t own one plan to buy one soon, according to HSBC. The bank conducted their first “Beyond the Bricks” survey, that looked at home ownership in nine countries for… Continue reading »

The Most Surprising Tip to Burn Your Mortgage Faster
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The Most Surprising Tip to Burn Your Mortgage Faster

High home prices got you down? Many people, particularly millennials, feel like the dream of homeownership is out of reach, especially in Toronto and Vancouver – Canada’s most expensive real estate markets. However, buying a home and being mortgage-free… Continue reading »

Bank of Canada Update: Holding Its Benchmark Interest Rate
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Bank of Canada Update: Holding Its Benchmark Interest Rate

Bank of Canada Rate Update – December 7, 2016 As expected, the Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent. The scheduled announcement today was in line with expectations. “Following a very weak first half of 2016, growth in the third quarter rebounded strongly, but more moderate growth is anticipated … Continue reading »

Toronto Considering Raising Land Transfer Tax
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Toronto Considering Raising Land Transfer Tax

In an effort to find new revenue streams, the City of Toronto is looking at raising the rate of its Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) on home sales. The proposed hike would add an additional $750 in closing costs to the average home, and would add an estimated $100 million… Continue reading »