It’s been a busy year for the Toronto housing market, and it can be hard to keep track of how 2017 is stacking up in comparison to years past. Toronto home prices plummeted over the summer on the heels of record growth in the first quarter of the year which culminated in the Ontario government introducing its Fair Housing Plan in April. The Bank of Canada also hiked its overnight rate for the first time in several years with some market watchers predicting more action will be taken in December.
Following a summer of slumping sales numbers, the GTA housing market seemed to have balanced out in recent months. But new data suggests that it could now be headed towards buyers market territory. According to new data from Toronto-based real estate website Zoocasa, mid-November sales numbers are falling, while listings rise. “Sales-to-new-listings ratios fell all across all home types in the GTA and the city of Toronto, with the exception of the condo market,” reads the report.
October saw a 1.0 per cent drop in the Teranet-National Bank Composite National House Price Index, a second consecutive decline from September’s 0.8 per cent drop, and the largest since September 2010. Published yesterday, the index indicated that the decrease was largely driven by a 2.8 per cent drop in Toronto, the market’s third monthly decline after 18 straight months of gains. Sound like bad news? According to one economist, it’s actually a good thing.
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Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".