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2017-08-21 | 14:55:32

Residential Market Commentary - Week of August 21, 2017

The latest on Canada's housing marketAug 21, 2017First National Financial LPCanadian home sales and prices have slipped again.  And, once again, it is Toronto’s fault.  But the city and environs might not deserve all of the blame...

2017-08-21 | 08:32:05

Residential Market Commentary - Week of August 14, 2017

Encouraging figures for Canada but there is still room for growthAug 14, 2017First National Financial LPCanada’s economic numbers are, by and large, deemed to be good.  The Bank of Canada seems to have decided that persistently low...

2017-08-10 | 10:06:38

Residential Market Commentary - Week of August 8, 2017

BoC's silence is loud and clear Aug 8, 2017First National Financial LPEven when the Bank of Canada says nothing it still speaks loud and clear.The central bank has gone quiet since its first rate hike in seven years, last month.  In the run-up...

2017-07-25 | 11:22:30

Residential Mortgage Commentary - Week of July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017First National Financial LPReal estate boards and governments here in Canada are arguing about the number of foreign buyers and whether they are unduly driving up home prices.  But, at the same time, there is a group that is...

2017-07-17 | 14:19:00

Residential Mortgage Commentary - Week of July 17, 2017

Residential Mortgage Commentary - week of July 17, 2017Jul 17, 2017First National Financial LPIt has finally happened.  After seven years of hints, hopes, cajoling, warnings – even threats – the Bank of Canada has raised its...

2017-07-10 | 14:58:38

Residential Mortgage Commentary - Week of July 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017First National Financial LPMarket watchers have been swamped by a wave of numbers recently but the one that pops to the surface as the most significant is the latest employment figure.The June jobs number from Statistics Canada was the...