Real Estate News & Articles

3/3/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

Record home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) continued in February as buyers remained confident in their employment situations and took advantage of ultra-low borrowing ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

3/3/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

Canadian mortgage rates are beginning to inch higher for the first time since before the COVID-19 crisis, reflecting the spike in long-term bond yields, but with home loans still ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

3/2/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market Predictions by Kit Blott
SHARE

Evan Siddall, president and chief executive officer of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, claims no-one accurately predicted what happened. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

3/2/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

The market saw the largest number of January sales for one property type in 15 years ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

3/1/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

CIBC Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal said many Canadians aren’t prepared for a shock to their mortgage rates as a result of volatility in the bond market. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/26/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Kit Blott
SHARE

Nearly half of Canadians aged 25 to 35 own their home; one quarter of these homeowners have purchased a property since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 52% say remote ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/25/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

Most homeowners who sought deferrals for mortgages last year have seen their deferral periods end, but CMHC says the risk of these borrowers falling into arrears could ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/24/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Kit Blott
SHARE

Canada's top central banker said Tuesday that the economy would continue to need monetary stimulus, likely until 2023, even though there are already signs it could be ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/23/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

Canadian home buyers may be looking at higher mortgage rates sooner than expected. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/23/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

With supply on upswing, prospective tenants face wide range of workplace choices ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/22/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

This year is already off to a strong start, with January home sales totalling nearly 7,000 – up more than 50 per cent year over year – and the average selling price up ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/22/2021 | Posted in Home Owners by Kit Blott
SHARE

This trend is especially apparent in Ontario, according to BMO's Sal Guatieri ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/22/2021 | Posted in Canada Living by Kit Blott
SHARE

The issues facing condo owners in BC and Alberta are starting to make their presence felt in the east. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/20/2021 | Posted in Global Real Estate Markets by Kit Blott
SHARE

Two Canadian cities made the Top 10 list, while Hong Kong ranks as the least affordable city for the 10th consecutive year. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/19/2021 | Posted in Rental Market by Kit Blott
SHARE

Fleeing Toronto’s downtown core for one of the nearby GTA cities won’t get you significantly cheaper rent. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/16/2021 | Posted in Industry Trends by Kit Blott
SHARE

Paint and colors shape how we view the world around us, and how we view our homes in particular. After an unprecedented year that found many people spending more time at home than ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/16/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Kit Blott
SHARE

Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another all-time record in January 2021. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/16/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

Housing experts say the city could be sidestepping the supply problem by chasing "short-term" gains. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/15/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Kit Blott
SHARE

The suburbs surrounding Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver's are fueling an uptick in homes beginning construction and properties ready for occupancy, says Canada Mortgage and ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/15/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Kit Blott
SHARE

Starts rebounded strongly from declines in December, says CMHC's chief economist. The trend in housing starts was 244,963 units in January 2021, up from 238,747 units in ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/14/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
SHARE

The share of renters who are planning to buy has quadrupled, and what they want to buy is changing. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/14/2021 | Posted in Community by Kit Blott
SHARE

Whether you are celebrating your family virtually or in-person, we hope you have a safe long weekend connecting with your loved ones. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/13/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

With COVID-19 finally entering the preliminary stages of defeat, there is hope that the uncertainty plaguing much of the commercial sector – industrial and multi-family ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/12/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Kit Blott
SHARE

Immigration to Canada fell to the lowest level since 1998. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/12/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Kit Blott
SHARE

More and more, what your parents make determines what you will make. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/10/2021 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

A Toronto budget briefing note reveals that the city could yield an additional $18.7 million in revenue this year—if city council is willing to implement a luxury home tax. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/8/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

Toronto Real Estate Market is on fire as January home sales amounted to 6,928 – up by more than 50 per cent compared to January 2020. This strong start to 2021 included ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News

2/8/2021 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Kit Blott
SHARE

Canada’s largest housing market got off to a roaring start this year, as Toronto home sales continued to surge in January, led by activity in the condo market. ... More

Real Estate & Mortgage News
Ask Kit Blott

Thinking of buying or selling a property, or have a question regarding the real estate market? Fill out the form below and I'll get back to you promptly.

Security Question: 4 + 8 =