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Bank of Canada reveals latest interest rate decision

Bank of Canada reveals latest interest rate decision

The Bank of Canada resisted pressure from investors by declining to signal it will soon follow global peers in easing monetary policy. At a decision Wednesday, policy makers left interest rates unchanged for a seventh straight meeting and said stronger than expected growth, as well as inflation on target, means current levels of stimulus are […]

Toronto condo prices rocket up — while Vancouver prices fall

Toronto condo prices rocket up — while Vancouver prices fall

You might want to hang onto that condo after all. Despite years of doom and gloom forecasts about the condo market being ready for a tumble, prices in the Greater Toronto Area have risen more than nine per cent in the last year, according to a new study being released Wednesday. The report found that […]

The US central bank just cut interest rates

The US central bank just cut interest rates

The US central bank just cut interest rates — so what do Canadian policymakers do next? It’s your move, Canadian policymakers. Last month, the US Federal Reserve slashed its benchmark rate by 25 basis points to a target range of 2 percent to 2.25 percent. The last time the Fed trimmed its target was 2008, […]

Future of Canadian Interest Rate

Future of Canadian Interest Rate

The Bank of Canada’s decision to hold interest rates at 1.75% was not unexpected; neither is its tone on the road ahead. Governor Stephen Poloz reiterated the central bank’s position that rates will need to rise to a more neutral range to keep inflation in check, but with some economic concerns remaining it seems likely that this will […]

Cautious buyers will push Toronto rents up 11% in 2019

Cautious buyers will push Toronto rents up 11% in 2019

Canadian landlords will be increasing rents in 2019 as strong demand for rental housing continues amid high home prices and tighter mortgage lending rules. Average rents nationally will rise 6% but in Toronto they could be almost double that at 11% with Ottawa (9%) and Vancouver (7%) also set for large increases. The figures are […]