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Real estate investors- Are you prepared for lower interest rates?

Real estate investors: Are you prepared for lower interest rates?

For years, everyone from the Bank of Canada to your average taxi driver has been calling for higher interest rates, but what if interest rates actually are about to go down? How will that affect the market and are you prepared as a real estate investor? Learn more on this episode Related Links Bank of [...]

5 Reasons Why Rising Interest Rates are a Good Thing for Condo Investors

The Bank of Canada has been slowing but surely increasing interest rates over the last year leaving some condo investors wondering if the party is over. Is the market about to crash? Should investors be worried? Quite the contrary. Find out why rising interest rates are actually a good thing for condo investors on today’s [...]

Great time to be a condo investor

Toronto housing takes sharp turn into buyer’s market By one metric, the Greater Toronto housing market has quickly shifted from a seller’s market to one favouring buyers. I want to read the full article. Now that the Bank of Canada has scratched the interest rate itch, get ready for more Many of the world's central bankers, [...]

Why Investors Should Not Fear Rising Interest Rates with David Larock

The Bank of Canada has raised interest rates this month for the first time since 2010. Will there be more rate increases in the months ahead? Is this the beginning of the end for the Toronto real estate market or is there reason to be skeptical and could interest rates actually come back down? Mortgage [...]

Interest rates rise. Will the market fall?

Toronto's luxury condo sales surge despite market, Sotheby's International says GTA condo sales over $1M are up 98% from last year, according to Sotheby's International Realty I want to read the full article. Canadian Variable Mortgage Rates Rise for the First Time in Over Seven Years. What’s Next? The Bank of Canada (BoC) raised its [...]

65,000 vacant homes in Toronto: Do we have a problem?

Province stripping Tarion of builder-regulator role Citing ‘conflict of interest’ concerns, the Ontario government will create a standalone home builder regulator separate from the warranty provider. I want to read the full article. Toronto, province eye vacancy tax on unoccupied homes and rentals An empty residence tax might curb property speculation and open up some [...]

Bank of Canada Cutting Rates Again. Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

In this special solo episode, Andrew la Fleur provides 5 thoughts on interest rates as they pertain to real estate investors. Andrew has been saying for years that low interest rates are "the new normal" and now the Bank of Canada will likely lower rates this month yet again. This episode is especially for you [...]

Trying to Preserve Our Real Estate Utopia

We are the envy of the world. We have a stable government, solid economy, peaceful culture, and the Toronto condo market is the biggest and best in North America. Unfortunately the US is still a total gong show and continues to threaten to drag us and the rest of the free world down. The government is trying […]

Lessons From Australia

In case you haven’t heard, the hottest real estate market in the world right now is in Australia. It’s like Calgary in 2006 down there! This recent Globe and Mail article outlines the situation with our Commonwealth cousins down under and is worth a read. Some interesting tidbits from the article if you don’t have […]