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Max Ortoli & Nikki Lobello
Sales Representatives

Homelife Romano Realty Ltd.
Independently owned and operated.

Max Ortoli & Nikki Lobello Sales Representatives

Homelife Romano Realty Ltd. Brokerage

Independently owned and operated

3500 Dufferin St., Suite 101, Toronto Ontario, M3K 1N2

Direct: 416-970-0352

Phone: 416-635-1232

Fax: 416-636-0246

Inbox: October 14-18, 2019

October 18, 2019 - Updated: October 18, 2019

Photo Credit: Sean Colclough



In The News



October 14-18, 2019



Toronto & GTA October 2019 Rent Report

Quarter three of 2019 brought about a higher national rental rate than the same period last year, as well as when compared to the previous two quarters this year. Ontario topped the list of average rent for the month of September, coming in 17 per cent higher than the national average of $1,954.





Election 2019: Promises will increase prices


Election promises from all major federal political parties are poised to increase values of properties, especially those in and around major cities.


Canada's real estate market in full recovery mode as home sales rise


The benchmark price of a home in Canada increased 0.5 per cent in September. British Columbia led the pack in both sales and prices last month.



1 in 5 homes in Canada bought by newcomers, Royal LePage survey says


A recent survey conducted by Royal LePage of 1,500 whom arrived in Canada within the past ten years has evidenced that newcomers are expected to purchase 680,000 homes in Canada over the next five years. New immigrants have a homeownership rate of 32 per cent compared to 68 per cent of all Canadians.


Ontario rental rates highest in Canada


Toronto holds the highest spot in the country for average monthly rent for a one-bedroom despite being down month-over-month; whereas, Kanata tops the list for two-bedroom rentals clocking in at approximately $3,000 per month. Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom home in Toronto in September is $2,304


Home prices climb in Montreal, with no end in sight


Greater Montreal experienced year-over-year price increases of 5.9 per cent in the resale market compared to the seven per cent in the city centre. On the one hand, residential real estate construction of owner-occupied homes decreased along with four per cent fewer condo units. On the other hand, purpose-built residential apartment construction exploded 127 per cent. Royal LePage predicts that average price of Montreal real estate will outpace the national average this year as prices remain subdued when compared to the national average.


International students have powerful influence on B.C. real estate: data


A 2017 survey showed that 95 per cent of international students recommend Canada as a study destination. Compared to 2010, the number of international students increase 119 per cent and 20 per cent when compared to 2016. U.S. News and World Report ranked Canada as the top spot for education in the world in 2017. Data for the same year showed that international students spend an estimated $8 billion annually in Canada, including tuition, housing, and other living expenses. It is most notable in British Columbia which attracts 115,000 students each year.


Canada’s Real Estate Market Is in Full Recovery Mode


The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) claims that the number of transactions rose 0.6 per cent in September from the same time last year and the price of benchmark home increased 0.5 per cent led by gains in British Columbia.





Manhattan Co-Op Deals Outnumber Condos For the First Time in Six Years


Only eleven luxury homes in Manhattan sold last week as the luxury tax continues to take a bite out of sales in thigh high-end segment of the real estate market. For the first time since 2013, co-op apartments outsold condos.


US single family home construction ticks up, apartments fall


After reaching a twelve-month high in August, U.S.  home building decreased in September led by a decline in multi-dwelling construction. Overall housing starts dropped 9.4 per cent


Nearly a fifth of all homes sold in South Florida are bought by investors, study says


During the second quarter of this year, 17 per cent of homes sold in South Florida were purchased by investors. This is an increase of 1.3 per cent from the same time last year and much higher than the national rate of 7.7 per cent – “the highest rate of speculation since 2013.” Investments as defined by the study are sales with a corporate or non-individual’s name on the deed.





Even With a Rise in Buyers, Sales Prices Fall Further in Dubai


“A prolonged softening in prices and rents has made real estate more accessible to and affordable for owner-occupiers and tenants.” Quarter three of 2019 saw a decrease of 15 per cent when compared to the same period last year.


Real estate industry springs back with increase in house prices


The median house prices across New Zealand reached a record high of $597,000 year-over-year, an increase of 7.3 per cent. This is indicative of the seasonal spring rise in consumer confidence.


11.09 million vacant houses in India, says report


Out of a total 331 million houses in India, 25 million were vacant according to 2011 census data.


Singapore Home Sales Surge to Highest in More Than a Year


Sales of private apartments in Singapore increase 13 per cent month-over-month in September. This marks the highest point in over a year.


Loosened lending rules in Hong Kong stoke optimism for small apartment sales


Homebuyers in Hong Kong will soon be able to reduce the size of down payments in order to purchase properties up to HK&8 million (CAD$1,340,000) in a bid to stimulate the secondary real estate market involving resale properties. Borrowers will be able to put as little as ten per cent as a down payment on these purchases.


Singapore property buyers increasingly taking 'wait-and-see' approach: Poll


Consumer confidence surrounding the intent to purchase real estate in Singapore within the next six months has decreased in the first half of 2019 when compared to the latter half of 2018. Residents are taking a wait-and-see approach in hopes that rent values fall.


Homebuyers seek asset seizure for defaulting promoters


The Forum for People’s Collective Efforts, a national lobby of homebuyers in India, has demanded that the national government seize assets from developers for projects that have yet to be completed.

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