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Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

by Manoj Kumar Arora

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

OTTAWA –The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent.

Although recent economic activity in Canada has been stronger than the Bank had anticipated, the profile is largely consistent with the underlying dynamics outlined in the January MPR.  Aggregate demand is rebalancing toward business investment and net exports, and away from government and household expenditures. As in January, the Bank expects business investment to continue to rise rapidly and the growth of consumer spending to evolve broadly in line with that of personal disposable income, although higher terms of trade and wealth are likely to support a slightly stronger profile for household expenditures than previously projected.  In contrast, the improvement in net exports is expected to be further restrained by ongoing competitiveness challenges, which have been reinforced by the recent strength of the Canadian dollar.

Read the complete report at Bank of Canada's Website at:

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/fixed-dates/2011/rate_120411.html

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Real Estate prices up 5%, 2nd best March sales on record in Mississauga, Brampton and Greater Toronto Area

Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 9,262 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in March 2011, representing the second best March result on record. The number of transactions was 11 per cent lower than the record result reported in March 2010.

"The strong home sales reported in March and throughout the first quarter of 2011 have been based on a solid affordability picture and improving economic conditions in the GTA and country-wide," said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Bill Johnston.

The average selling price for March 2011 was up five per cent year-over-year to $456,147. The strongest average annual price growth was reported for condominium apartments and semi-detached houses, at approximately seven per cent for both home types.

"Market conditions were tighter in March compared to last year. With more competition between buyers, we have seen a strong but sustainable rate of price growth," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Median Price
Median Price In March, the median price was $385,000, from the $370,000 recorded during March of 2010.

Read the complete Market Watch Report Here

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Manoj Kumar Arora, Broker of Record
Ace Team Realty Inc., Brokerage
77 City Centre Drive, East Tower, Suite 501
Mississauga ON L5B 1M5
905-488-3101
1-888-355-3155
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Photo of Manoj Kumar Arora, Broker of Record Real Estate
Manoj Kumar Arora, Broker of Record
Ace Team Realty Inc., Brokerage
77 City Centre Drive, East Tower, Suite 501
Mississauga ON L5B 1M5
905-488-3101
1-888-355-3155
Fax: 1-888-443-3155