Here’s why the Canadian real estate sector had its second largest decline on record in January

Last week, it was revealed that the Canadian economy had taken a serious hit in January, as the monthly GDP rate contracted 0.1 per cent. One of the main factors at play? The start of the year also saw a serious cooling of the housing market.

“Weakness was fairly widespread, as 10 of 20 major sectors saw activity decline, but a few stood out,” writes TD senior economist Brian DePratto, in a recent note. “Government changes to mortgage underwriting regulations led the real estate sector to a 0.5 per cent contraction, as activity at the offices of real estate agents and brokers saw the second largest decline on record.”

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Canadian condos to be marketed to foreigners, Amazon-style

Late last week, international property portal Juwai.com has announced the cementing of its alliance with Chinese online retailer and Amazon competitor JD.com – a move that will see real estate in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia marketed to JD’s customer base.

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Millennials behind surge in home buying intentions (with a little help from family): poll

In what was a long, cold winter for Toronto’s property market, realtor Tom Storey barely felt a chill.

As sales of single-detached homes slumped, Storey’s downtown clientele of young buyers continued their pursuit of more affordable condominiums, picking them up at a heated clip.

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