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All Renters Should Do These 10 Things

You're a renter and you appreciate the lifestyle. Ask any homeowner who has received an unexpected roof repair bill, or had to call a plumber -- or had to move to accept a job offer -- and you'll appreciate it even more -- especially all of you "all inclusive" renters. Have you heard the news about hydro prices these days? Or do you enjoy your luxury of not having to pay attention to that issue.
02/17/2017 07:48 EST
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'Small But Sweet' - The Home-Buying Mantra Of 2017?

As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. In fact, this may be the mantra for many homebuyers in 2017, given the steady rise in real estate prices. National housing affordability hit an eight-year low in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest Housing Trends and Affordability Report issued by RBC Economics Research.
01/23/2017 02:49 EST
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Secondary Suites Are Officially The New Normal

According to a new report by Mortgage Professionals Canada, Canadians who purchased their home within the past two years reflect a "new normal" in the Canadian housing market. Thirty-four per cent of first-time buyers think it's important to generate income from their properties, and 13 per cent of homeowners undertook renovations to add space for a rental unit.
12/22/2016 08:45 EST
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Micro Condos Are Still Trending In Canada

Housing costs continue to soar in Canada's priciest real estate markets -- in spite of provincial and federal action to slow housing activity in Toronto and Vancouver. This has left many hopeful home buyers priced out of the average detached home market. Even larger condo units are picking up speed in price.
12/13/2016 07:39 EST
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Hamilton's Housing Market Set To Be The Hottest In Canada

That's right, Hamilton, Ont. - or, specifically, the Hamilton-Burlington real estate district - not Vancouver or Toronto. Regional markets in proximity to Canada's highest-price cities continue to experience steady interest from local move-up buyers and buyers who are looking to find a balance between affordability and square footage.
12/09/2016 10:49 EST