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TRREB Releases July Resale Housing Report (2020)

Friday Aug 28th, 2020

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TRREB Releases July Resale Housing Report Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Lisa Patel announces that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 11,081 sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in July 2020 – a 29.5 per cent increase over July 2019 and a new record for the month of July. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 49.5 per cent compared to June 2020. Year-over-year sales growth was driven by low-rise home types, particularly in the... [read more]

A tax on home equity would hurt Canadians during the best of times but right now it would be reckless

Friday Aug 28th, 2020

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Every so often, an idea comes along that is so out of touch and unfair that it unites pretty much everyone in their disapproval. Recently, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) appeared to be doing exactly that when media reports suggested the federal housing agency is researching a new home equity tax on primary residences. According to reports, CMHC is spending $250,000 in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s School of Population to investigate ways... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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