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Kunal Sawhney

Kunal Sawhney
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Kunal Sawhney is the founder and CEO of Kalkine. An accomplished financial professional, he has extensive expertise in equity markets and adopts quantitative and qualitative stock selection practices.

Is there a way to bring down house prices? Hint: Reddit

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Things might change if a frustrated group of homebuyers decides to borrow a leaf from the book of stock investors that convene on Reddit.

What will Canada’s housing market look like in 2022?

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Active, hyper-active or subdued; rally, correction or crash? How might Canada’s housing market look like in 2022?

It’s time to review Canada’s land transfer tax structure

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Now that we are recovering from the pandemic shock that brought cities and factories to a screeching halt, it might be the opportune time to reflect on taxes, especially land transfer taxes.

Supply-side constraints first fueled frenzy, then slowdown

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In its latest report on the housing market, the Royal Bank of Canada cited “tight supply” as the primary reason behind a dip in housing activity. In August, housing inventories in Toronto were down 51 per cent compared with August 2020.

Would a ban on blind bidding make homes more affordable?

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Several pledges by the Liberals concern the housing market in Canada. Among other things, the party declared that a ban on blind bidding during real estate transactions would follow their return to Ottawa.

Look for the real estate market to level off

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CREA data tells us the March 2021 peak of over $716,000 is now a thing of the past. The average price in August was $663,500, about the same as July. For four straight months, prices headed south before leveling off.

The opportunity cost of real estate investment

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A buildup of high mortgage debt remains an outlier, and a likely cause of concern but only in the event of a slower-than-expected economic revival.

What to expect from rental yields in Canada

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“Has the market peaked” or “is the bubble nearing its burst” are questions that are dominating the housing market of Canada.

Demand will stay strong for luxury market and small-town real estate

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What does housing demand rely on? Is it the need to buy something or having more-than-enough disposable income?

Realtors should reflect on developments in macroeconomic landscape

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In the past couple of months, the sales figures have slowed, according to data from CREA. Does this mean Canada’s housing market growth has reached its peak?