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11/11/2019 | Posted in Anouncements by Shavin Patel
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Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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Remembrance Day

11/8/2019 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Shavin Patel
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Investing in real estate is seen as a good bet and for good reason, but an analysis of performance over the past decade shows the asset class has lagged some other ... More

Toronto housing investors could have done better with REITS

11/7/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Shavin Patel
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The Canadian housing market showed that it was “fairly robust” in October according to the latest market report from RBC Economics.

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RBC: Canada's housing market is fairly robust despite some issues

11/6/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Shavin Patel
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Tighter mortgage regulations are making Canada’s housing market less risky, according to the government agency responsible for its oversight.

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Mortgage stress tests boosted Canada's financial stability: CMHC

11/5/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,491 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in ... More

TREB Releases October Market Figures As Reported By GTA Realtors

11/5/2019 | Posted in New Developments by Shavin Patel
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New single-family home sales in the Greater Toronto Area increase a whopping 283%

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No signs of overheating in the GTA's new home market

11/3/2019 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Ontario home warranty provider will require greater disclosure and information sheets.

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Tarion adds new protection for condo buyers

11/1/2019 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Shavin Patel
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The tax mimics what some provinces, including B.C., have already implemented.

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 Federal foreign real estate speculator tax expected to pass

10/30/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Shavin Patel
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The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced today that it would keep the overnight rate at 1.75%.

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Bank of Canada announces interest rate decision

10/24/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Shavin Patel
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After sales, new builds declined this year and last, housing agency expects prices to exceed 2017 peak by 2020.

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CMHC expects housing market to recover in next 2 years after declines

10/22/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Shavin Patel
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Here's a look at promises Trudeau made on housing during the campaign.

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Liberals win minority in federal election

10/22/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Shavin Patel
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Teranet-National Bank index shows prices slightly increased both on a monthly and annual basis.

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Canadian home prices see modest gains in September

10/22/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Cushman & Wakefield says transaction activity has "exploded" in recent years.

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Why CRE investors should consider niche assets

10/16/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Shavin Patel
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This demographic is likely to account for nearly 700,000 home sales over the next five years.

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Newcomers represent one in five home purchases in Canada

10/21/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Shavin Patel
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This is the best place to start in fighting off the influence of illicit foreign money.

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Ownership registry to help stamp out money laundering in housing

10/10/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Canada’s outstanding mortgage credit load continues breaking records, reaching a new high of more than $1.59 trillion as of August, according to the country’s ... More

Canadian mortgage debt growth continues unabated

10/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Shavin Patel
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Steady demand for lower-cost housing in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal has impelled much-intensified condo market activity this fall, if the latest figures from these ... More

Population growth continues to drive Canadian condo market activity

10/21/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Shavin Patel
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The cost of living was higher across many products and services in September.

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Mortgage interest cost index slows but cost of living remains higher

10/21/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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At present, Toronto is far more hospitable to renters than buyers, with the average surveyed rent for recently leased units increasing at the slowest rate in two years.

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Toronto's rent rate growth has markedly decelerated during Q3 2019

10/18/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Toronto's commercial property tax rate is at “unreasonable” levels, clocking in at almost four times higher than the residential rate, according to a new ... More

Toronto commercial taxes far outstrip residential rates

10/9/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Shavin Patel
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The pace of housing starts nationwide in September was considerably slower compared to the August output, according to new data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

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Canadian housing starts have decelerated somewhat

10/8/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Toronto’s benchmark home price is edging steadily towards its historic high reached in 2017, according to the latest figures from the ... More

Toronto benchmark housing price veering ever-closer to record high

10/8/2019 | Posted in New Developments by Shavin Patel
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The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 6.1% to $9.0 billion in August, largely because of increases in multi-family and industrial permits. Gains ... More

There was a 19% jump for multifamily building permits in August

10/3/2019 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,825 sales through TREB's MLS® System in September 2019. ... More

TREB Releases September Market Figures As Reported By GTA Realtors

10/3/2019 | Posted in Rental Market by Shavin Patel
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Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 10,800 condominium apartment rentals through TREB’s ... More

TREB Releases Rental Market Figures as Reported by GTA Realtors

10/2/2019 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Shavin Patel
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Upward adjustments came amid a more relaxed B-20 stress test

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CREA predicts stronger home sales for 2019 and 2020

10/1/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Toronto has emerged as the world’s second most overvalued housing market on the back of low rates and supply shortages, according to UBS AG’s annual global real ... More

Toronto is now the world's second most overvalued property market: UBS

9/26/2019 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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A new report from RBC Economics focuses on the rental housing deficit which is set to intensify in the coming years, especially in Toronto and Vancouver.

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Toronto needs to double rental supply to meet future demand

9/25/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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Employment figures had a major influence on the market's dynamics.

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Low interest rates are the market's lifeline during tougher times

9/23/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Shavin Patel
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The cities where commercial real estate will thrive will be those that can adapt to the emerging demands of corporates and investors according to a new report.

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Real estate will thrive in cities that adapt to new economic models
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