Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC Capital Markets, talks with the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about how the Federal Reserve is nearing the end of its rate hiking cycle and what this means for the economy in Canada and the U.S.
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TORONTO — With two kids under the age of six living in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom household, Jacquelin Forsey and her husband have long known it would only be a matter of time before their family outgrew their beloved home.
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When Paul McNamara’s friend was looking for a New Westminster, B.C., home to rent on Rentals.ca, the friend was surprised to see a house he had visited before — McNamara’s.
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A flurry of recent housing forecasts is painting a conflicting picture of where the markets are heading, with some suggesting further declines in housing prices and others hinting at a more optimistic view, which leaves homebuyers and sellers alike wondering which way the wind is blowing.
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The annual pace of inflation cooled in February as it posted its largest deceleration since April 2020.
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Credit Suisse’s historic rescue appears to have quieted fears that the world is tumbling toward a global financial crisis — for now.
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Real estate has been a popular investment for a very long time — for those who can afford it. But in recent years, trends such as house flipping, “house hacking” (living in one room of a property while renting out the others) and short-term vacation rentals have made real estate investment much more accessible, especially for millennials seeking a second income stream in an uncertain economy.
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The housing market is tough. For buyers, higher interest rates means higher mortgage payments. While housing prices are cooling, they’re still pretty high, especially for people looking to get their first home. While home prices declined throughout 2022, the cost of a home is still higher than at the beginning of the pandemic.
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Canada’s version of an LNG two-step unfolded this week, with one project taking a big stride forward — and another coming to a complete halt.
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The real estate market correction that started in the middle of last year amid fast-rising interest rates is expected to bottom out this spring, though significant price declines likely remain between now and then, a new report suggests.
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