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With Toronto City Council set to debate a motion to move forward with a proposal for yet another increase to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT), at their meeting today, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is cautioning that the strategy is risky and could have unintended consequences on already challenged home buyers.

With City Council in the midst of dealing with a huge shortfall in Land Transfer Tax revenue in 2018, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is raising concerns about a new proposal calling for the City to rely on this unpredictable revenue stream even more.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) applauds Minister Morneau and the federal government for making home buyers and housing issues a priority of the federal budget, announced today, but continues to be concerned about unnecessary mortgage restrictions, which were not addressed.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,025 homes sold through TREB's MLS® System in February 2019. This sales total was down by 2.4 per cent on a year-overyear basis. Sales were also down compared to January 2019 following preliminary seasonal adjustment.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is hosting a Market Year in Review and Outlook 2019 Economic Summit in York Region, today, and will consist of multiple presentations dealing with the housing market, ideas on increasing housing supply and affordability and the broader economy.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced TREB's Economic Summit for Durham Region, in conjunction with TREB's fourth annual Market Year in Review and Outlook report.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) will be making a presentation to the City of Toronto's Budget Committee, today, as part of the City's consultations on its 2019 budget.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced the release of TREB's fourth annual Market Year in Review and Outlook report, in conjunction with a morning event consisting of multiple presentations and panels concerned with the housing market and broader economy.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,191 condominium apartment sales through TREB's MLS® System in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that, based on rental listings and transactions reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® through TREB's MLS® System, rental market conditions remained very tight in the fourth quarter of 2018.