Canada Housing

First Nations Housing Crisis Would Be Over If Ottawa Made An Effort

Liam Massaubi | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Liam Massaubi

Time and time again the issue of the First Nations housing crisis makes it into the media. And every time I see it I ask myself why things aren't done right the first time. The mouldy, boarded up, plastic-covered shacks are literally third-world, yet they are considered housing rather than something to be bulldozed.

Canada's Hottest Housing Markets Still Skewing National Numbers

YPNextHome | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Housing activity in Toronto and Vancouver continues to skew the Canadian home sales picture, as these two markets experience characteristics that are very different from the rest of the country.

Savvy Home Buyers Set Sights On Vancouver's Newest Transit Line

YPNextHome | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia
YPNextHome

It's been a long time coming, but the Evergreen Line is finally almost here. The tunnel is drilled, and the stations are coming to life with welcoming, open plazas. In early 2017, living in Burquitlam, Port Moody and Coquitlam will no longer necessitate a long commute or a costly Westcoast Express ticket.

Some Seriously Unconventional Ways To Afford Real Estate

YPNextHome | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

With the average price of a detached home out of most first-time buyers' reach, those with less than $1 million to spend have a few options. A lot of people are becoming creative with their buying power and choosing to utilize more unusual or unconventional options to solve the issue of affordability.

Canadian Economy Largely Immune From Negative Effects Of Brexit

Yves Guillaume A. Messy | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Business
Yves Guillaume A. Messy

In a world of financial and economic inter-connectedness it would be foolish to suggest that there won't be any knock-on effects from the hitherto number four largest economy worldwide in its political convulsions, but from this particular writer's standpoint, Canada's economy is sailing safely going forward.

Eviction Rules: Do You Know Fact From Fiction?

YPNextHome | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Hopefully during your life as a renter you haven't had to rely on the Residential Tenancies Act too much. If that's not the case, you're likely well versed in some part of your rights, but maybe not all of them. Many of us renters rely on hearsay information we've picked up over the years and as it turns out, a lot of it is misconstrued or, in some cases, completely wrong.

Here's Where You Can Buy A House Near The GTA On A Condo Budget

TheRedPin | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Business
TheRedPin

For buyers in search of more space and other perks a condo can't offer, finding an affordable place to call home is a tough proposition, even in the burbs. In 2016 so far, the average detached home in the suburban GTA sits at around $855,000, up almost 20 per cent from a year earlier.

Can Government Intervention Cool The Housing Market?

Ben Myers | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

Housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver are extremely hot, and average prices are skyrocketing. Every new data release, real estate report, and housing related comment is scrutinized, debated and analyzed in painstaking detail. A red flag is raised, an alarm bell is sounded, a stern warning is issued or extreme caution is urged by both domestic and international housing analysts and economists almost daily. How does this end?

5 Ways Brexit Will Affect Canadians

CBC | CBC News | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business

"Markets will first overreact, and then reclaim some of their losses."

The Perfect Roommate Is Just A Creative Online Listing Away

YPNextHome | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Landlords normally know what they want -- a good, clean tenant that pays on time and doesn't destroy the rental unit. You know what you want if you're looking for your own place. But when you're selling yourself as a roommate, it's a little harder.

500,000 Reasons To Teach Our Kids About Real Estate Now

YPNextHome | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Parents
YPNextHome

It's June and school will soon be out for the summer. What better time to teach your kids about... real estate? Why? There's actually more than 500,000 reasons to do so. The number is really 508,097 -- as in dollars, the average price of a home in Canada as of April 2016, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. This represents a 13.1-per-cent year-over-year price gain. We need to educate our kids about the realities of property ownership before it overwhelms them.

Home Builders Step Up To Aid In Fort McMurray Recovery

YPNextHome | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Alberta
YPNextHome

When the Fort McMurray and surrounding community was left reeling from the recent wildfire disaster, it wasn't just Alberta communities, governments and the Canadian Red Cross that pitched in to help out. The home building industry in the province also stepped up to lend a helping hand.

10 Life Tips To Help Increase Your Housing Budget

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
The RentSeeker.ca Team

If you rent, you know how important it is to stretch your monthly budget in order to get a place you love. The line between 'wants and needs' must be clearly drawn, and once you have your budget, it's time to make the most of it. RentSeeker... is here to help you stretch that budget with 10 tips to save you money so you can maximize your housing budget and find an apartment you'll be excited to call home.

Living In Vancouver Isn't The Be-All, End-All

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"I had some tears through the next weeks of selling."

Safe And Affordable Housing Is A Health Issue

Danyaal Raza | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Danyaal Raza

The evidence is clear. Social factors, like housing, income and wealth, educational background, and race are more powerful determinants of health outcomes than our behaviours, genes, or even the healthcare system itself.

7 Mostly Legal Ways To Save On Rent

YPNextHome | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

As rent prices continue to soar across Canada, here are a few ways you can take matters into your own hands and minimize your rent in the city -- legally.

How To Sell Your Home When The Market's Not So Hot

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Business

Your property might look hot but that won't mean much in a cooling market.

More Canadians Buddying Up To Enter Housing Market

CP | Alexandra Posadzki | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Business

Don't go it alone? High housing prices are making young Canadians team up with friends to enter the market

Millennials: Buying A Home ASAP Is Worth It In The Long Run

Samantha Brookes | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Business
Samantha Brookes

Thirty-six is the new 30 for first-time home buyers in Canada -- meaning that the average age of current home buyers is 36, while the majority of current home owners bought their place before they were 30. Considering that millennials are typically 25 to 34 years old, many are left asking the question: are millennials buying homes?

Pet-Loving Renters Have Rights, Too

YPNextHome | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Finding a good rental unit for a decent price is hard enough as it is without the added task of finding one that is pet-friendly, too. I can accept that not everyone loves dogs as much as I do, but does that mean they can deny me a nice apartment, charge me a fee or evict me?

Toronto And Vancouver Condo Markets Show Signs Of Stability

YPNextHome | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Much like last year's Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.'s condo survey, which showed that investment condos owned by locals in Toronto and Vancouver are a long-term commitment with the objective of generating rental income, this year condominium investors display stable characteristics over time.

Telltale Signs Of A Rental Scam (And How To Avoid Them)

YPNextHome | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

The famous saying "the devil's in the details" is really no joke, and hiding in the shadows of accountability, legal documentation and paper trails is how scammers and con artists trick unsuspecting renters into blowing thousands of dollars on non-existent rental units. Don't let yourself be a victim.

What Rent Costs In The Biggest Canadian And U.S. Cities

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

With housing prices on the rise in both Canada and the United States, the next few years will be very interesting for those who are in or thinking about entering the real estate market. Traditionally the real estate market in Canada and the United States has moved in similar directions, but in recent years, the situation has changed.

Read Beyond The Fairy Tales About Canada's Housing Market

Ross Kay | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business
Ross Kay

The problem the housing bears have had is they are reading the same fairy tales about Canada's housing market that the housing bulls continue to suggest all Canadians keep reading. It's time to stop turning the pages and start reading what the words are really saying.

A Look At The 2016 Federal Budget From A Housing Perspective

YPNextHome | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

To encourage the construction of affordable rental housing, Budget 2016 proposes to invest $208.3 million over five years, starting in 2016-17, in an Affordable Rental Housing Innovation Fund administered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.