Categories for Market Updates

New First Time Home Buyer Incentive from the Federal Government

Assuming that our upcoming federal election (or anything else for that matter) does not change anything, we can count on the new first time home buyer incentive program to begin accepting applications on September 2, 2019 (with the first available closing date of November 1, 2019). The new incentive will ...

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June 2019 Market Update

Watch my June 2019 Market Update Video…. Featuring:  how does Durham Region compare to the overall GTA in average home prices? https://youtu.be/n5M5xaFRiuE   ...

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Are Canadians at Risk of Insolvency? See what Benjamin Tal says.

“Bankruptcies and insolvencies have been trending downward for years now. For years, because the labour market is on fire. The labour market in Canada has been very very strong. In fact, companies can’t find people. And that’s something that will continue to keep the insolvency story ok.” – Benjamin Tal, Deputy ...

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May 2019 Market Update

In this month’s video, I highlight the average home prices in the GTA and discuss the Ontario government’s Housing Supply Action Plan. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/exK11fZYH2E If you have any questions, or you know anyone who is buying or selling, let me know! Miia ...

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News update: Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate.

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2019/04/fad-press-release-2019-04-24/?fbclid=IwAR22cuJASzfec72TFSz8GqLSrmOhtdlszdNdpvgSngmjBxJ3VsmXlfqLQC4 ...

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April Showers and Real Estate! Monthly Video

Is the real estate market quiet, or what? In this month’s video, I compare the first quarter of 2019 to that of last year. With some basic statistics and why even in a quiet market we are still seeing bidding wars. https://youtu.be/HJAwTKxrmG0 ...

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March Market Update Video – Spring is Coming!

This month hear what I say about when to get your home on the market if you are selling this Spring, what the Toronto Real Estate Board is saying about the stress test and 30-year-amortizations and some average home price statistics. https://youtu.be/95ityVXzjUY ...

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February 2019 Market Update

This month I discuss TREB’s predictions for 2019 and issues around housing supply and transportation in this 3-minute video. https://youtu.be/pPW5t8oUWXs ...

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GTA Market Statistic

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January 2019 Monthly Video – Year in Review of 2018

A 3-minute video about the 2018 year in residential real estate – home prices, mortgage rates and more! https://youtu.be/RXQEKMPMBLk ...

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