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We examined vacancy and rental rates (two-bedroom) from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., and validated these findings with the latest data on population, employment and wage growth. Our research was further guided by insight from investors and other experts.
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The entire economy - including government revenues and thereby the services offered by these governments - depends on wild property speculation. And everyone is praying that it can somehow be maintained.
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Every five years, statisticians, analysts and economists eagerly await the slow release of Census data by Statistics Canada. In early February the population and dwelling count tables were released. The figures that immediately caught the attention of the public was the difference between the total dwellings and dwellings "occupied by usual residents."
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According to various forecasts, Toronto is poised to be the hottest real estate market of 2017 -- and it's well on its way to scorching, if January numbers are any indication. According to the Toront...
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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.
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NIMBYism isn't just about anti-development. It can be viewed as "anti-change," and its ripple effect is far-reaching. What happens when cities stop attracting new residents and business? Let's just say that aging populations and infrastructure typically do not support growth.
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Regardless of your reasons for selling your home, success starts with a great first impression. Having recently bought and sold my own home, I quickly discovered that smart sellers learn from someone else's mistakes rather than their own.
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Anything in Toronto with an ocean view?
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The next several weeks are crucial in Canada's housing market. Ottawa's Let's Talk Housing initiative wrapped up consultations in late October, and is now working toward tabling the results on Nov. 22. But for anyone expecting a full-on housing policy on that date -- best not hold your breath.
Toronto has established itself as a hot market for residential condos, but more recently, the office-condo trend has started to make waves through the city, potentially becoming the next big investment opportunity.
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What came next was terrible.
Under the new mortgage rules, which take effect on Oct. 17, all new insured mortgages must qualify for the amount at a rate of 4.64 per cent, which is an average of the big banks' current posted mortgage rates. This is the case even if the rate offered by your lender is lower.
Buying a home with a median income isn't an impossible task.