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Are Millennials Choosing To Rent, Or Just Choosing Not To Buy?

I admit that sometimes, as a long-term renter, I do think about what it would be like to own a home. But that doesn't mean that I consider renting a stopover before buying. Renting is its own lifestyle and although currently dominated by millennial city dwellers in Toronto and Vancouver, it is not unique to this generation, nor to their respective cities.
03/15/2016 03:36 EDT
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What To Expect From Canada's Real Estate Market This Spring

Spring is usually busy season in the housing market, and it will likely be the case this year -- though for different reasons in various areas. Daylight Savings Time begins on March 12, and the first day of spring is the following weekend. Plus, Environment Canada said this week that Canada will likely have a milder than normal spring this year.
03/09/2016 11:19 EST
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The Link Between Ketchup And Property Values

In 2014, Leamington, Ontario was dealt a blow. The Heinz plant shut down due to the company's global restructuring, and production was moved stateside. As a town of 30,000 struggled with the loss of 740 good jobs and the loss of lifelong careers, farmers also had to rethink their existence as 'The Tomato Capital of Canada' would not have the local-dedicated demand for the product. And then something changed.
03/08/2016 02:59 EST
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The Link Between Ketchup And Property Values

In 2014, Leamington, Ontario was dealt a blow. The Heinz plant shut down due to the company's global restructuring, and production was moved stateside. As a town of 30,000 struggled with the loss of 740 good jobs and the loss of lifelong careers, farmers also had to rethink their existence as 'The Tomato Capital of Canada' would not have the local-dedicated demand for the product. And then something changed.
03/08/2016 02:59 EST
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5 Reasons You Should Buy A Home In 2016

Why is 2016 a good year to buy a home in Canada? Let us count the ways. While there are no guarantees, in short, real estate in Canada is a proven performer over time. Sure, Vancouver and Toronto have shown the most spectacular historical growth, but even unsung markets in eastern Canada have performed well over time.
02/29/2016 12:43 EST
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The Big Short Won't Happen In Canada

Have you ever tried to get a mortgage in Canada? You need to qualify. You need to provide tax assessments, pay slips, T4s -- you need to prove your income and verify in triplicate that you'll be able to pay the mortgage. With good income and great credit, you're not a huge credit risk.
02/24/2016 01:57 EST
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The World's Top 5 Coolest Condos

Written by Sonia Bell Some architects go above and beyond to take condominium living to the next level. Due to their unprecedented amenities and their architecturally genius and out-of-the-box designs...
02/19/2016 01:34 EST
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How Do Rental Scams Work?

Rental scams are an ongoing problem. They rely on victimizing people at a disadvantage -- new Canadians not familiar with rental rules and laws, first-time renters and generally those people who are trusting and/or unfamiliar with how scams are perpetrated. But rental scams are becoming more sophisticated.
02/12/2016 03:32 EST
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8 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Apartment During Reading Week

Renting a place as a student is mostly fun, but with a tight budget and not a lot of spare time to devote to fixing it up, it's hard to turn the space into the home of your dreams. Hopefully reading week will free up some of your time (it shouldn't because you should be studying, but hey) and you can tackle a few of these simple rental upgrades.
02/10/2016 03:29 EST