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Average Toronto Rent Now $525 More Expensive Than it Was a Year Ago

Toronto rent prices continued their months-long climb in July, now sitting $525 above where they were at the same time last year. A new report from TorontoRentals.com and Bullpen Research & Consulting found that Toronto’s average rent price jumped a whopping 6.2% from June to July, to its new average of $2,667
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Canada’s Real Estate Bubble Went Into Hyperdrive Compared To G7 Peers: US Fed Data

The Canadian real estate bubble is kind of like a plane. People on it know it’s going fast but being inside of it means you don’t really appreciate the speed. On the outside though, the bubble looks like it just broke the sound barrier, especially in contrast to its G7
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Bank of Canada surprises with a 100 basis point interest rate hike

The Bank of Canada announced yet another interest rate hike at its meeting on Wednesday, accelerating the pace even further with a 100 basis point increase to their policy rate. This increase marks the largest rate increase in more than 20 years as the bank works to rein in inflation.
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BC’s Speculation Tax Has Added 20K Rental Units to the Market: Report

A new report from British Columbia’s Minister of Finance examines the effectiveness of the province’s speculation and vacancy tax (SVT).  And it turns out it’s working. The first tax of its kind implemented in Canada, the Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act (SVTA) was announced as part of the provincial Budget 2018 to
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Canadians Are Confused About How Rising Rates Will Impact Their Mortgage: Survey

Canadian homebuyers are well aware that the cost of borrowing is rising — but nearly half aren’t entirely sure what that means for their bottom line, according to a new survey. Conducted by TD, the poll of 2,000 Canadians found that four in 10 (38%) agree they “are confused about