Toronto Rents Moving Up and a Tighter Rental Market on the Horizon

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2018

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Apartment rents climbed sharply in the Greater Toronto Area in 2017 as population growth and low supply pushed vacancy levels below 1 per cent. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) said the average rent for a one-bedroom condominium apartment in the GTA climbed to $1,970 in the final quarter of last year, while rent for a two-bedroom condominium apartment rose 8.8 per cent to $2,627. TREB president said the demand for new rental accommodation is continuing to grow in Toronto as the... [read more]

Rising Rates Unlikely to Affect The Toronto Housing Market

Thursday Jan 18th, 2018

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A booming Canadian economy has prompted the Bank of Canada to hike its lending rate a quarter of a point for the third time since last summer. In the near-term, it will likely mean some belt-tightening among those with variable rate mortgages and lines of credit, and with more increases expected, some consumers will be scrimping further as the year goes on. But the demand for housing in the Toronto region remains so strong that the higher mortgage rates aren’t expected to have a... [read more]

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