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What to Expect from the Housing Market This Summer

Posted onJune 20/2018By

Predictions for the summer real estate market are ever-present during the summertime news cycle. It’s important to know which predictions to listen to, and which ones are just blather. It’s also important to understand how to interpret reports of trends received from reliable sources, including the implications for the housing market as a whole. The real estate industry and the economy have undergone dramatic shifts in recent years, so staying up-to-date on the market is particularly vital during times like these. If you want to have a competitive edge, you need to make sure you know what trends are happening. Is it a buyer’s market, or a seller’s market? Is the market saturated with condos, single-family homes, or other types of dwellings? Is there a dearth of properties available in certain regions? Understanding the constantly shifting market is difficult, because the key is to understand not just what a particular…

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How The U.S. Election Will Impact Canada’s Housing Market

Posted onJanuary 13/2017By

Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. presidential elections came as a surprise to many; the question is now how a Trump Presidency will impact Canada—particularly in the Canadian housing market. During his campaign, Trump promised to carry out mass deportations of illegal immigrants. Also, many Americans have expressed the desire to move to Canada if Trump were to win the election. How would these two events impact the Canadian housing market? Stagnant Interest Rates If Trump were to carry out his promise of deporting 11 million migrant workers who are (presumably) working illegally in the country, this would definitely hurt businesses. It’s no secret that the U.S. economy benefits substantially from migrant labour, and mass deportations would cause businesses to restrict hiring when the cost of labour goes up. The U.S. Federal Reserve will then try to keep interest rates low, and the Bank of Canada will likely follow suit.…

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