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Should I Buy or Sell my Home First?

2018-05-31
With the news that the GTA real estate market is gearing up for the normal increase of summer sales, you could be one of the many Canadians who plan on moving. Canadians own an average of 4.5 to 5...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/31/2018

3 New Mississauga Condos to Look at for 2019

2018-05-25
Condos are the hottest properties of 2018. Detached, semi-detached, and town homes have come down from their peak values in 2017, but are still unaffordable for many. Not only that, but condos have ...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/25/2018

Rent Prices Are Unaffordable for Many

2018-05-23
Many Canadians choosing not to buy homes in the current market. Who can really blame them? With the new stress tests in place and the Bank of Canada recently raising the qualifying 5-year rate, qua...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/23/2018

3 Tips for Selling your Home Faster

2018-05-23
Moving to a new home? Even though home prices have dropped recently, they’re still up from 2016 – it’s still a good time to sell and downsize, if that’s your thing. Don’t start countin...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/23/2018

GTA Real Estate Market Revving Up for Summer

2018-05-23
The news that the number of home sales in the GTA has jumped 30% from April 1st to May 15th is reassuring for homeowners looking to sell. It shows that there’s still demand from buyers even with ...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/23/2018

Canadian Mortgage Growth the Lowest It’s Been in Seventeen Years

2018-05-23
Homeownership is the quintessential embodiment of the “Canadian dream,” even for millennials. Unfortunately, that dream may be dead in the water – or more accurately, dead in a Waterfront con...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/23/2018

4 Benefits of Mortgage Pre-Approval

2018-05-15
Mortgage pre-approval is the first step to having a smooth home buying experience. The lender decides to pre-approve you based on information relating to your finances; specifically, your income, s...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/15/2018

Real Estate Dependency, Affordability, and the Economy

2018-05-10
The Canadian economy depends heavily on the real estate market. Just last week Stephen Poloz, governor of Bank of Canada, alluded to the slowdown in the housing market as one of the leading causes f...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/10/2018

Mayor John Tory has his Eyes on Fixing the Affordability Issue in Toronto

2018-05-10
With new regulations in effect since January 2018, including the interest rate hike and OSFI’s stricter mortgage stress test, it is becoming increasingly difficult for prospective homebuyers to f...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/10/2018

What the Bank of Canada Projected About the Housing Market

2018-05-10
According to Stephen Poloz, the Governor of Bank of Canada, the slow performance of the housing market in the first quarter of 2018 has had an adverse impact on the Canadian economy as a whole. ...
Chris Auty Chris Auty 05/10/2018

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