Real Estate

Could ‘helicopter money’ help Europe’s economy take flight?

Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to take a significant step away from normalization and toward more accommodation. It cut the deposit facility rate by 0.1% to a level of -0.5% (the first time the deposit rate has changed since 2016) and announced a re-ignition of quantitative easi ...

Duck!

First the attack of dunces, then the drones. Kicking off the election contest, T2 announced that people without money should be able to buy $800,000 houses and taxpayers oughta handle a hunk of the mortgage for them. Then Don’t-call-me-Stephen Scheer announced a universal tax cut in a country wh ...

Answers to popular stock and investing questions this week

This week we look at some of the most popular questions in the 5i Research question and answer service featuring Dream Global REIT acquisition, plastic ban in Canada, Saudi oil disruption, cannabis and stagflation.  ...

Canadian home sales edge higher in August

Ottawa, ON, September 16, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up in August 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.4% month-over-month (m-o-m) in August. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 5% year-over-y ...

Quarterly Forecast

CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast Ottawa, ON, September 16, 2019 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate boards and associations – for the rest of 2019 and ...

Tech Talk for Monday September 16th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Monday September 16th U.S. equity index futures moved lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 10points in pre-opening trade. Index futures responded to a drone strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities over the weekend. Crude oil jumped $5.31 to $60.16 per ...

The house horny vote

They weren’t expecting Trudeau to do that. So when T2 announced the share-equity mortgage program – in place for a mere 10 days – would be wildly inflated, it hit the Tories hard. As politics, it was brilliant. As complex, impractical and bizarre as it is to share your mortgage with the fede ...

Homebuyer plan unlikely to work, for at least two reasons

Authors: Josef FilipowiczFinn Poschmann Increasing demand for something in short supply will result in higher prices. Read more about Homebuyer plan unlikely to work, for at least two reasons Tags:  homebuyers housing affordability home buyers homebuilding housing demand ...

The house tax

Remember how selling your home and keeping any profit was just a thing? No big deal. Part of living in gentle, trusting Canada. Well, trust left in 2016. Since then you must apply for the Principal Residence Exemption and pass a little test in order to keep your house money, avoiding capital gains ...

Statement from The Canadian Real Estate Association in response to the Liberal Party FTHBI announcement

Ottawa, ON, September 12, 2019 ⁠— With Election 2019 barely underway, CREA welcomes today’s announcement that a Liberal government would extend the eligibility requirements for the First Time Home Buyers’ Incentive (FTHBI) so that Canadians in higher priced markets can take advantage of th ...