Canada Housing

Your Home Has Untapped Value. Here's How To Cash In.

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Business

Go beyond the brick and mortar if you're looking to sell your home faster.

Forget The 'Canadian' Housing Market – It Doesn't Exist

YPNextHome | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

When you buy a home, you don't buy a national market, or even a provincial, regional or municipal one. You buy one property in a local market. What's happening in your area could be completely different from that in another province, or certainly at the other end of the country.

Looking For Your Dream Home? Take This Guy's Advice

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Business

"Be patient and know exactly what you want."

Here's The Income You Need To Buy An Average Home Across The GTA

TheRedPin | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business
TheRedPin

The old real estate tenet "don't buy a house more than three times your income" has little merit in today's market. Between the trifecta of record low borrowing costs, monumental price gains and a dire lack of supply across the Greater Toronto Area, working out how much you can afford to spend on your dream home isn't exactly clear.

Get A Load Of Architecture Unlike Any Other In North America

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Business

Where Old World charm meets Canadian comfort.

A Squeaky Door Turned Into This Multimillion-Dollar Cottage

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Business

"A home of this value… they don’t sell every day in Muskoka."

The Canadian City Where Every Building's A Piece Of Art

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living

"[It's] the most beautiful section of Montreal. Every building here is a piece of art on its own."

Chinese Media Warns Canada's Housing Crash Will Put U.S. To Shame

Stephen Punwasi | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Punwasi

Shots fired! While our media has been pointing out how Chinese buyers are driving up real estate prices, the Chinese media has been dissecting our economy and government, and warning Chinese buyers of the dangers of owning Canadian real estate.

Don't Even Think About Taxing Foreign Buyers In Toronto

YPNextHome | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Now that B.C. has introduced a 15-per-cent foreign buyers' tax intended to calm real estate purchases by non-Canadian residents, speculation is rampant that similar legislation is on its to Ontario -- or more specifically, Toronto. Like their counterparts in Vancouver, realtors in Toronto want nothing to do with such action.

B.C. Will End Up Paying For Christy Clark's Foreign Investor Tax

Jordan Bateman | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

There's no tax quite as popular as a tax on someone else. But will the people still be on board once the bills come in for collecting the Vancouver vacancy tax, or when the foreign investment tax has to morph to catch the money coming into the country? Or if housing prices are unaffected? Or if housing prices plunge and Canadian homeowners owe more than their home is worth?

Seeking The Perfect Muskoka Cottage? Here's A Reality Check

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Business

“It’s definitely something everybody wants, doesn’t mean it’s something everybody is able to attain at this point.”

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."