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This week’s top real estate news in Ontario and how your real estate business could be affected.

Home prices jump 40 per cent in Vancouver — but no one is building
Toronto is also struggling with housing supply: The number of low-rise homes built last year in Canada’s financial hub was the lowest since 1995. The city is encircled by a green belt of almost 2 million acres that’s under permanent protection, and has experienced a price run-up similar ...

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Real Estate in the News

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This week’s top real estate news in Ontario and how your real estate business could be affected.

Foreign ownership of condos down in big cities: CMHC
A report by CMHC says foreign ownership of condominiums in some of Canada’s largest cities has moved lower compared with last year. Foreign ownership was the highest in Vancouver and Toronto at 2.2 per cent and 2.3 per cent, respectively. However, that was down from 3.5 per cent in Vancouver and 3.3 per ...

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Real Estate in the News

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This week’s top real estate news in Ontario and how your real estate business could be affected.

Ontario property values jump nearly 50% on Toronto’s surging market
Across Ontario, property values increased 18 per cent between 2012 and this year, or 4.5 per cent a year on average, according to the latest assessment data released by Municipal Property Assessment Corp., which conducts assessments on more than five million residential properties in the province once every four years. The values ...

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Two-thirds of millennials expect to afford a Toronto-area home, study suggests
About two-thirds of millennials in the Toronto area expect to own their own home, according to a survey by Pollara for Bank of Montreal being released Wednesday. That’s despite a higher average purchase price of $465,000 in Toronto, compared to the $350,000 national average.

Home sales break March record
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Five things to know about new mortgage rules that came into effect Monday
Homebuyers now have to put at least a down payment of 10 per cent on the portion of the price of a home over $500,000. For anyone buying a home for $700,000 — a common list price in Vancouver and Toronto — that means the minimum down payment will rise to ...

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The homes now dominating top-tier markets
$4 million-plus properties are in such high demand in Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), they now represent the fastest growing sector in both cities’ housing markets.

Analysts: Chain reaction of increases in bank-funded mortgage rates possible
Experts said that the mortgage rate hikes effective this week, spurred in part by a beleaguered economy and a ...

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Court decision expands risks of disclosure with seller property information statement
A SPIS is a standard form document that was drafted by the Ontario Real Estate Association. It will contain information relating to defects, renovations and other pertinent property information based on the seller’s knowledge and experience. A vendor is not obligated to complete a SPIS and if the vendor elects to do so ...

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Realtors warn land transfer tax could double across Ontario
The Ontario Real Estate Association, in a release Tuesday, warned homebuyers that the province is moving ahead with a plan to allow all other municipalities to levy a land transfer tax.

Toronto experiencing a traditional fall market – with some unusual bumps
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Canadian Real Estate Association says September home sales down from August
The Canadian Real Estate Association said Thursday that home sales in September through its Multiple Listing Service were down 2.1 per cent compared with August. Also read “Home prices continue to grow“.

House prices in some GTA suburbs rising more quickly ...

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Clients want privacy, TREB witness tells Competition Tribunal
The fourth and final day of the Toronto portion of the Competition Tribunal hearing between The Commissioner of Competition and The Toronto Real Estate Board finished with testimony from the only witness TREB introduced during this half of the hearing before it moves to Ottawa next month.

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