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Bank of Canada interest rates remain on hold

The Bank of Canada has announced it is keeping its target overnight lending rate at 0.5 per cent, but lower interest rates are expected for the near future.


Pace of home price inflation to slow in 2016

The Toronto and Vancouver residential real estate markets led the country in strong gains during the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the recent Royal


Housing bubble definition inconclusive: report

A new report from Fortress Real Developments (Fortress) revealed that two-thirds of market experts agree that a major housing correction is not in the cards for Canadians over the next five years. In fact, the report, which sourced data from a variety of professional resources, said that analysts could not agree when it came to defining a “housing bubble.”
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B.C. keeps allowable rent increase low

The Government of British Columbia is keeping the allowable rent increase for residential tenancies at 2.5 per cent for 2015. This means no change from the rate established in 2014. By law, the rate of rent increase is calculated by a formula of two per cent plus the rate of inflation.