Wall Street Journal features Daniel Foch: "Housing Boom Fades World-Wide as Interest Rates Climb"

Monday Jul 18th, 2022

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Link to full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/housing-boom-fades-world-wide-as-interest-rates-climb-11658142000  "With Canada mortgage rates at their highest level since 2009, house sales in June were down 24% from a year earlier, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. Real-estate brokerage Realosophy said Toronto sales declined 40% in May from a year earlier and now sit at a 20-year low. The median price for a Toronto home, excluding condominiums, is... [read more]

Spring Market Showdown - 2017 vs 2021 GTA housing market.

Tuesday Mar 2nd, 2021

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  Status is online Daniel Foch Real estate. 32 articles   I’ve heard a lot of anecdotal comparison alluding to 2021’s similarity to 2017. While I do feel the same phenomena in consumer sentiment that many are describing, I felt compelled to see whether or not we could learn something from the data between these two points in time. On the qualitative side, I’ve heard reports of, or... [read more]

Drive 'til you quantify: Yield-hunting in Ontario

Monday Feb 8th, 2021

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I feel like I've been generally about as exhaustive as I can be about the impact/existence of the "urban exodus" in the GTA, but you can expect a little bit more data in the future. The team at informedrealtor.com is putting together a visual timeline video. BlogTO & Zoocasa posted a great map detailing price growth across the GTA that echoed my original exodus mapping project. From my perspective, price is the more important metric than individual or household... [read more]

Post-Exodus Real Estate: Liquidity & Sprawl

Thursday Dec 10th, 2020

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When you think of real estate development in small towns, what do you imagine? For most investors, large land parcels with massive master-planned communities are the first thing to come to mind. Proportionately, this type of development is responsible for bringing a lot of units to market in the past few market cycles. It may not be especially well-suited to meet the changing demands we've seen in the Greater Toronto Area as a result of the "urban exodus" phenomena I wrote about... [read more]

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