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April 5, 2019 | Flat is the New Hot in Canadian Home Prices

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel (www.venablepark.com) Ms Park is a financial analyst, attorney, finance author and regular guest on North American media. She is also the author of the best-selling myth-busting book "Juggling Dynamite: An insider's wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts," and a popular daily financial blog: www.jugglingdynamite.com

So far, Toronto sellers have been holding and hoping that 2017 prices will bounce back, but with clamp downs on money laundering and foreign inflows, the large inventory of properties priced over $2m are less in demand. And with the majority of baby boomers over-housed, undersaved and looking to downsize, there is little reason to expect selling pressure to relent anytime soon.  Flat prices are now seen as relative strength in the GTA.

The Toronto Real Estate Board Market Watch report was released earlier this week and Realosophy’s John Pasalis joined BNN Bloomberg’s Amber Kanwar and Jon Erlichman to discuss what the numbers mean. Key topics included why Toronto’s real estate market remains stable so far while the Vancouver market has plunged 31%, the impact of investment (both foreign and domestic) and banking policy changes (such as mortgage stress tests) and the sluggish recovery in the Greater Toronto Area’s York Region. Here is a direct video link.

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April 5th, 2019

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