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Buyers work around mortgage stress test

  8/22/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

A new report reveals Canadian sentiment about homebuying in Canada – including just how impactful the stress test might be.

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Mortgage rule changes are cooling housing market: Morneau

  8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says last October’s sweeping mortgage rule changes aimed at cooling Canada’s housing market have successfully dampened high-risk ... More


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The truth behind GTA home prices

  8/21/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Cause and effect; supply and demand – the reasons for record-high new home prices in the GTA are a matter of government actions and simple economics.

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Mortgage rate outlook

  8/20/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Mortgage rates are going up, according to a panel of experts. ... More


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Canadian homebuyer power has doubled since the millennium

  8/18/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

A prolonged regime of low-interest rates along with a steady trend of rising incomes have more than doubled the amount that Canadians are able ... More


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Homebuyers willing to sacrifice indoor space for outdoors

  8/17/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Outdoor living is becoming increasingly popular and a new poll shows that homebuyers are willing to have less indoor space if that means more room outside.

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Largest Cohort of Millennials Changing Canadian Real Estate, Despite Constraints of Affordability and Mortgage Regulation

  8/17/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

'Peak Millennials' (aged 25 to 30) to create strong wave of demandNational survey shows while the peak millennial dream to own property is very strong, ... More


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Toronto home buyers and sellers play the waiting game

  8/11/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Toronto in mid-August feels like a city waiting with bated breath. The real estate market is drowsy and buyers and sellers are anxious to ... More


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Refinancing is driver of new loans growth: CMHC

  8/9/2017 | Posted in Mortgage News by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

The number of new mortgages continued higher in 2016 but the share of first-time buyers slipped, CMHC says. The crown corporation reports that there were just over 1 ... More


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Rise of the robot realtor? Canadians amongst the most 'digitally-active' homebuyers in the world

  8/8/2017 | Posted in Industry Trends by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

New technologies are transforming the way people in Canada and across the globe are buying a home, with significant implications for consumers and the property ... More


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Toronto real estate market picks up after lull

  8/6/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Home buyers in Toronto and some of the surrounding areas appear to be testing their mettle again after spending a few weeks on the sidelines. It’s too soon to tell ... More


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Avoid These Common Mortgage Pitfalls

  7/31/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

A home is the largest purchase most people will make in their lives. That should reinforce the importance of planning ahead, doing your ... More


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Canada's economy accelerates, rate hike expectations grow

  7/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Canada’s economy accelerated far more than expected in May amid growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, pointing to solid momentum in the second quarter ... More


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The Bank of Canada hikes rate for first time in seven years

  7/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

The Central Bank raised its new target for the overnight rate to ¾% today, citing a confident financial outlook and above-potential ... More


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TREB Member REALTORS® Release Monthly Market Report, Forecast Update And New IPSOS Consumer Survey

  7/6/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos, in his first release as TREB President, announced TREB residential MLS® sales, listings and price statistics for ... More


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The Facts Behind Toronto's Most Recent Real-Estate Frenzy

  7/6/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

New statistics released by the Toronto Real Estate Board once again confirm everyone didn't just wake up to a shortage of land overnight.

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GDP Grows a Sixth Month, Adding to Canada Rate-Hike Pressure

  6/30/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Canada’s economy grew for a sixth consecutive month with gains in a majority of industries, underlining the central bank’s view a durable recovery from an oil shock ... More


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Homeowners worried over rate hike advised to lock in mortgages - experts

  6/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Homeowners with variable rate mortgages losing sleep over the increased chatter about a potential interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada should consider locking their rates ... More


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U.S. Fed closing the door on low-rate mortgages in Canada

  6/15/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its trend-setting interest rate on Wednesday for the third time in six months to the highest level since the global financial crisis hit in the ... More


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Toronto could become a "buyer's market" in coming months: RBC

  6/7/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Is that for real? Toronto may soon become a buyer's market, according to RBC.

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Homebuyers who get family help report feeling less comfortable with their debt levels

  6/7/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Even after getting family help to make a down payment on a home, first-time buyers still worry about their financial situation, according to a new survey from ... More


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1 in 4 homebuyers had issues after purchase: Allstate

  5/30/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Costly repairs could be awaiting homebuyers as a new survey shows that owners may be missing some important factors when renovating or carrying out maintenance.

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Income volatility for 10 million Canadians: TD Bank Report

  5/18/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Around 10 million Canadians say they have experienced moderate to high levels of income volatility in the past year.

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Mortgage rates continue to defy expectations as Trump runup fizzles

  4/28/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Here’s the least surprising news you’ll hear all day: Interest rates are not doing what most experts predicted.

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More People Are Buying Toronto Real Estate That Shouldn't, And Half Are At Risk of Defaulting

  4/27/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Toronto real estate buyers scrambling to get in the market are increasingly taking out high-ratio mortgages, with far too little income.

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Activity in Canada's largest urban centres encouraging local buyers to relocate to surrounding markets : Re/Max

  4/25/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

"Move-over" buyers from Toronto and Vancouver turning to surrounding areas to find a balance of affordability, square footage, and access to ... More


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Buyer's remorse: Most millennial homeowners are house poor and want to sell

  4/24/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Many millennials face the understandable apprehension that they may never be able to afford a home in a market that’s continually surging to new heights.

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Single Canadians make up a quarter of homebuyers

  4/13/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

Almost 1 in 4 homebuyers is buying on their own, often due to unexpected life changes. A new survey from TD found that 69 per cent of divorced and 35 per cent of widowed ... More


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Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1/2 per cent

  4/12/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Re/Max Royal Properties Realty

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the ... More


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