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11/25/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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A new report from Morguard Corporation indicates that in the third quarter of 2020, the multi-suite residential and industrial sectors of Canada’s commercial real estate ... More

Multi-unit residential remains resilient in Q3: Morguard

11/25/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Almost all households with expired debt referrals have resumed payments

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Bank of Canada deputy downplays pandemic risk

11/24/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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But even with a bumpy road ahead, there are reasons to be optimistic.

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Downtown condos are

11/24/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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Mortgage interest costs continued to trend downward in October, according to recent figures from Statistics Canada.

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Mortgage interest costs continued to fall in October

11/23/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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Several mortgage brokers are warning of a spike in rates once bond yields recover.

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Are five-year fixed mortgage rates in Canada about to increase?

11/19/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Accelerated building in two major cities is largely responsible for the rebound in construction

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Housing starts on the rise after a sluggish September

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

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Canadians sitting on largest cash hoard ever recorded: CIBC

11/18/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Benchmark prices rose 1 per cent from a month earlier, bringing the gain since April to 7 per cent

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Home sales in Canada drop for the first time since April in sign of cooling

11/16/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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National home sales continued running at historically strong levels in October 2020

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Canadian home sales remain historically strong in October

11/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Between 2009 and September 2020, home prices in Toronto and Vancouver have soared 150% and 100%, respectively.

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The real reason homes in Canada's big cities are unaffordable

11/10/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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Jubilation over the good news about a vaccine has taken markets by storm. For borrowers, good news is often bad news.

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How long can interest rates stay low once a vaccine arrives?

11/13/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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The office market in Canada’s major cities experienced its largest negative quarterly net absorption in more than a decade during Q3 2020, according to JLL, totalling ... More

Canada's office market takes biggest hit in a decade: JLL

11/12/2020 | Posted in Community by Russell Pearsall
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Lest We Forget – The Brave, The Fallen And Our Freedom. Time to Reflect, Remember, Respect.

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Lest We Forget

11/9/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Optimism towards the Canadian housing sector’s prospects has been mounting, but the market should not count out the impact of the lingering economic lethargy brought ... More

Housing market slowdown looming amid economic malaise

11/9/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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The ambitious targets are an attempt to compensate for 2020's abysmal immigration numbers

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How will the Liberals' new immigration targets affect real estate activity in Canada

11/4/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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Strong numbers reported today by TRREB as home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were up again year-over-year for the fourth month in a row. More

TRREB Reports October Resale Housing Market Numbers

10/30/2020 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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From Canada Day to the summer wind down at the end of September, buyers fanned out across Toronto's '905' suburbs and scooped up 3,834 new condo units.

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New condo sales across Toronto's suburbs jumped 106% this summer

11/3/2020 | Posted in Canada Living by Russell Pearsall
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Canadian consumers are running out of cash, according to TransUnion.

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Canadian Households With Budget Shortfalls Have 8 Weeks Of Funds Left

11/3/2020 | Posted in Condo Market by Russell Pearsall
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Toronto has far outstripped all other major Canadian markets in terms of condo supply growth, according to RBC Economics.

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Toronto condo inventory growth surpasses all other Canadian markets

11/1/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Many people have been scratching their heads lately trying to understand how it is that Canada’s average house price jumped more than 17 per cent during the worst ... More

Canada's House Prices Are Soaring Because Reality Doesn't Matter Anymore To Things Like That

10/29/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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After what RBC Senior Economist Robert Hogue calls a "spectacular rally," the market has fully recovered and then some. What comes next, however, is still shrouded in ... More

Canada's housing market has fully recovered from pandemic shock: RBC

10/28/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada held the rate steady at 0.25 per cent and said the country’s economy won’t fully absorb slack in the economy before 2023, suggesting it will ... More

Bank of Canada sees interest rates on hold into 2023

10/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Russell Pearsall
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Canadian home prices will fall by 7% in early 2021 before steadily recovering through the rest of the year, according to a new forecast by Moody’s Analytics.

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Moody's: Home prices to drop by as much as 7% early next year

10/27/2020 | Posted in Real Estate News by Russell Pearsall
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Altus Group says the commercial-to-residential tax ratio threatens businesses in several markets

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Where are Canada's most taxed residential and commercial properties?

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

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Growth in home equity loan volume slowest since 2016: OSFI

10/23/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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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

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What could a lack of elderly downsizers mean for Canada's housing market?

10/22/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Some economists polled by Finder expressed scepticism towards the Crown corporation's market outlook

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Is the CMHC's forecast of a major price drop this year still relevant?

10/15/2020 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Russell Pearsall
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PwC's annual report dropped on October 15

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Emerging trends for Canadian real estate in 2021

10/22/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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Expect strong industrial demand through second wave of pandemic with continued challenges for the office sector.

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National office and industrial market update - Q3 2020

10/21/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy by Russell Pearsall
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Recently polled economists say the bank must be more proactive in guiding the Canadian financial system.

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Current BoC measures not enough to counter recession
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