Real Estate

Tech Talk for Thursday July 18th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday July 18th U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were down unchanged in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news released at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for Weekly Jobless Claims was an inc ...

Just right

Not too hot. Not too cold. And don’t expect a rate cut anytime soon. The latest inflation numbers, out Wednesday, show the Bank of Canada might actually know what it’s doing. As you recall, the central bankers decided last week not to cut rates, even as Trump beats his monetary guys into submi ...

Mortgage Growth Slows, Alt-Lender Share Grows: CMHC

Canada’s mortgage market grew by its slowest pace in more than 25 years in 2018, according to new data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. At the same time, the share of the market controlled by alternative lenders—which typically lend to riskier clients and charge higher in ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday July 17th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday July 17th U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. The S&P 500 futures were up one point in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of June Housing Starts at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus was a slip to 1.262 million units fro ...

2 Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks Increasing Dividends

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links (AL), meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See disclaimer. Each month I update readers of all the dividend increases in the Canadian Dividend All-Star List (Canadian comp ...

Homeless

Today’s needy Blog Dog is a solid guy with a squeeze, a canine and (regrettably) a cat. Charlie lives in Oakville where, after two years, he‘s just been booted out of his rental. Suddenly, everything changed. “Unfortunately, our landlord has informed us that his father will require the house ...

Bid & ask

By the standards of, say, Lethbridge or Timmins, it ain’t much. A 14-foot-wide, 130-year-old row house with a tiny courtyard, an unusable basement, no front yard, no driveway, no parking and a price tag of $1.1 million. But, it’s a mere slapshot from Yorkville Avenue, Bloor Street and all the ...

National Home Sales Flatten Out in June: CREA

The national housing market appears to be taking a breath after three consecutive months of improvement, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The June data reveals sales, prices and listings remained flat both on a monthly and annual basis. Overall, home sales edged up just 0.3% ...

Canadian home sales hold steady in June

Ottawa, ON, July 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were little changed in June 2019 from the previous month. Highlights: National home sales edged back 0.2% month-over-month (m-o-m) in June. Actual (not seasonally adjuste ...

Tech Talk for Monday July 15th

Pre-opening Comments for Monday July 15th 2019 U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 6 points in pre-opening trade. China announced second quarter GDP. Rate of growth on a year-over-year basis dropped to 6.2%, lowest rate of growth in 22 years. Boeing dropped ...