10/13/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales in September rose modestly from the previous month but remained down ... More

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  10/11/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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A new stress test for all uninsured mortgages is unnecessary and could increase costs for homebuyers, a report by the Fraser Institute said Wednesday.

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  10/8/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Home affordability is bad in Canada. It's about to get worse. ... More

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  9/27/2017 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The first half of 2017 saw a 29% increase in investment in Canada’s commercial real estate sector, a new survey from Avison Young reveals.

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  9/26/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Despite rising interest rates and various policy measures implemented to slow down pricing growth, the Canadian housing market is not on track for a sharp decline. It ... More

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  9/22/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canadians’ appetite for borrowing does not appear to be waning any time soon, if the latest figures from the Bank of Canada are any indication.

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  9/19/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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In its latest data release, Statistics Canada announced that the amount Canadians owed compared with their disposable income climbed higher in the second quarter.

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  9/19/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Last year’s mortgage rule changes placed roadblocks in front of millions of would-be buyers, but increased rates and future regulatory action may prove even more ... More

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  9/18/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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If current trends are any indication, Canada’s hotel segment is now ready for intensified expansion to accommodate strong demand, according to market observers.

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  9/18/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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There was a small increase in national home sales in August, reversing a four-month trend of decline, as the GTA rebounded.

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  9/11/2017 | Posted in Real Estate News by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in August increased compared with July

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  9/6/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The Bank of Canada forged ahead with another interest rate hike in a nod to the country’s surging economy, while signaling its appetite for further tightening may be ... More

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  9/6/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Debt levels in Ontario are outpacing the other provinces while those in Western Canada are declining – and it’s not just home loans.

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  8/30/2017 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The government has perhaps its best understanding of just how influential foreign buyers are on Canada’s hottest markets, according to one big bank.

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  8/30/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The market for insured mortgages has decreased due to new regulations introduced at the end of 2016.

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  8/24/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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With home prices rising across the country, many would assume that housing costs (including rent and mortgage payments) are the most expensive budget item for the average ... More

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  8/23/2017 | Posted in Financial Health by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Unprecedented household debt levels will give Canadians a rude awakening on their unpaid credit card bills if another economic downturn materializes in the coming years, ... More

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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A new report reveals Canadian sentiment about homebuying in Canada – including just how impactful the stress test might be.

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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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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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  8/22/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Canadians have qualified for much larger mortgages over the past two decades due to record-low interest rates, and that has impacted affordability according to the Fraser ... More

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  8/21/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Economists say the Canadian housing bubble — long feared to be vulnerable to a dangerous pop — is now officially dead.

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  8/18/2017 | Posted in Most Livable by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The annual rankings of the world’s most liveable cities has been revealed and three of the top ten are in Canada.

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  8/18/2017 | Posted in Home Buyers by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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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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  8/16/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The latest forecast from CIBC Capital Markets is for Canadian interest rates to increase again in December this year.

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  8/15/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Market by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined further in July 2017.

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  8/14/2017 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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New mortgages continue to grow in Canada, according to a new report. There were just over 1 million new mortgage loans funded in Canada last year — up 1.4% ... More

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  8/11/2017 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Office vacancy rates in some of Canada’s biggest cities are set to be among the lowest in the Americas within the next two years as demand makes the markets among the ... More

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  8/10/2017 | Posted in New Developments by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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The federal housing agency says home construction picked up last month. The annual pace of urban home construction increased by 5.5 per cent to 206,122 units, driven by a ... More

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  8/9/2017 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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Should Poloz and his policy team sit on their hands for now or entertain at least one more rate increase in the coming months?

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  8/8/2017 | Posted in Industry Trends by Forest Hill Real Estate Signature
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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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