Canada Housing

Where You Can Buy an Affordable House in Toronto

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

With home prices skyrocketing in recent months, many home buyers are wondering if they will ever be able to afford a house in Toronto. In many desirable neighbourhoods, prices have already increased beyond what most people can afford. However, there are still some pockets in Toronto where value can be found. Here are 3 places to look for an affordable home in Toronto.

Why Rural to Urban Migration Is Problematic

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

This trend towards urbanization raises a number of challenges. As a development practitioner, I find myself agreeing with Lawrence Haddad, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, who suggests that most development professionals are trained in rural development and rural livelihoods.

A Cause For Concern: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is again flagging Canada's overheated housing market and sky-high household debt as the biggest domestic threats to the ec...

WHOA: Look How Much House Prices Have Soared

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

It’s either a sign that the housing market is healthy and resilient, or a sign of irrational exuberance along the way to a housing bubble. Either...

What's Happening to Housing Statistics in Canada?

Win Wachsmann | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Win Wachsmann

Over the past few weeks the various media have inundated us with housing projections, prophecies and prognostications. The housing market is going up -- or going down! (compared to what?) What do those headlines even mean? Are housing starts up? Are housing prices up? Are the number of homes sold up? Or are more and more people building and living in concrete high rises?

Why the U.S., Unlike Canada, Isn't Thinking of Healthcare the Right Way

Trudy Lieberman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Impact
Trudy Lieberman

Some 2,250 homeless people in five Canadian cities enrolled in the program in 2011. Half of them received mostly private-sector housing; the other half got the usual community or shelter referrals. Those in the private sector group chose an apartment in a neighbourhood they liked, and the program provided the furniture.

Housing Bubble? Not On My Watch

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he's prepared to clamp down on mortgage rules once again if Canada's housing market continues to h...

Gen Y Struggles In Housing Market

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Some of Generation Y is rebelling against an uphill battle of purchasing affordable homes or securing reasonable rentals by moving into non-traditio...

‘This Is The End Of Extremely Low Interest Rates'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada Business

Three of Canada’s big six banks have raised mortgage rates once again this week, prompting some economists to declare an end to a long run of ultra-...

Calm Before The Storm?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's much-watched housing market is sending out mixed signals these days — even for analysts.A spate of fresh data and yet one more mar...

Canadian House Prices Being ‘Gamed': Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business

The “securitization” of mortgages that many economists blame for the housing collapse and subsequent financial crisis in the U.S. is now a runaway...

Where Do the Homeless Flee in a Flood?

Mariah Griffin-Angus | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Mariah Griffin-Angus

The recent flooding in Toronto has exposed much of the City's unpreparedness for a serious disaster. But what has been left out of the public debate on aging infrastructure, road closures and flooded subways is what happens to those who live on the streets?

Most Expensive Houses For Sale In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Business

Vancouver continues to dominate HuffPost Canada’s rankings of the most expensive houses for sale, but with high-end real estate markets under pressu...

The Dirty Side of Renovating Your House

Hardcore Renos | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Living
Hardcore Renos

If you are planning a major renovation that involves a lot of waste, make sure you talk to your contractors about how they intend to dispose of the materials and how often it will be collected. It is a major component to consider.

Boom In Construction Jobs Leaves Economists Stumped

Financial Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Business

It’s just a number and only one month of data but the 43,000 jobs created in the construction sector in May has some questioning their math and othe...

The Huge Benefits of Home Ownership for Low-Income Families

Habitat for Humanity Canada | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Habitat for Humanity Canada

A home of your own is far more than a financial asset. For low-income families, ownership of a safe and decent home can play a vital role in a family's health and happiness, to the point where fewer sick days are taken and kids are getting better grades in school.

Absurd Property Of The Week: Vancouver vs. Winnipeg

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're back to our cross-Canada tour and, this week, we're headed to Manitoba. I'm told houses are pretty cheap there, so I thought I'd have a look to find what you could buy for a measly $650K in Winnipeg.

Rent Or Buy? Crunching The Numbers

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - My landlord's email twisted my stomach into knots.She informed me that she plans to sell the bright, spacious, perfectly located condo that ...

This Is A Healthy Housing Bust..

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is dismissing fears about Canada's housing market, saying the current slowdown is welcome news and that there i...

Jesse Ferreras

How Canada's Housing Crash Could Take The Economy Down With It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's housing market is falling in the country's major cities and it could very well drag the economy down with it, a prominent housing analyst sai...

5 Tips For Selling A Home In 2013

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Style

TORONTO - So you've decided to take the plunge and make 2013 the year to sell your home.Maybe you want to move up the property ladder into something r...

Canadian Housing Markets Where You Do NOT Want To Buy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada Business

The Canadian Real Estate Association released its latest home sales data on Monday, showing a nearly 12-per-cent year-on-year drop in the number of ho...

On National Housing Day, Many Are Without

Habitat for Humanity Canada | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Habitat for Humanity Canada

Homeownership rates have declined among Canada's lowest-income group. For that reason, today, on National Housing Day, I strongly encourage you to consider donating your next dollar, or volunteering your next hour, to help a family move closer to homeownership. It's to everyone's benefit.

The Good News Behind Canada's Falling House Prices

CP | Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The cost of home ownership became more affordable in the most recent quarter due to a modest decline in home prices and gains in Canadian ho...

Housing Market Feels A Chill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There's mounting evidence October was a weak month for sales of Canadian housing.A new monthly analysis by Teranet shows Canadian housing pr...