First-Time Buyers Are The Housing Market's Pinata

First-Time Buyers Are The Housing Market's Pinata

10. 7.2014
First-time buyers are the housing market’s pinata. People buying a first home are essential to the real estate market. But when the...
Canadian Building Permits PLUNGE

Canadian Building Permits PLUNGE

10. 7.2014
Building permits plummeted by 27.3 per cent in August, StatsCan reported Tuesday, suggesting a pullback in construction in the coming months. Economists...
Toronto vs. New York: Who's Taller?

Toronto vs. New York: Who's Taller?

Monika Warzecha  09.29.2014
BuzzBuzzHome: The flocks of construction cranes crowding Toronto’s skyline won’t be going away any time soon. In late August, City...
Why Do Realtors Control Canada's 'Official' Housing Numbers?

Why Do Realtors Control Canada's 'Official' Housing Numbers?

Sunny Freeman  09.25.2014
Carleigh Pawlikowski is a bit of a control freak. So when it came to the biggest purchase of her life — a first home — she was lucky...
LOOK: Your Chance To Live In A Canadian Literary Icon's Cottage

LOOK: Your Chance To Live In A Canadian Literary Icon's Cottage

09.24.2014
Ernest Hemingway had his chalet in Idaho. William Faulkner had Rowan Oak. And Margaret Laurence had “the Shack.” But while many great...
Buying A House Even More Expensive Than You Thought

Buying A House Even More Expensive Than You Thought

09.19.2014
New home hunters be warned: The price you expect to pay for a new home is likely $83,556 short of what you'll actually end up spending,...
Look What's Driving Up Canada's Inflation Rate

Look What's Driving Up Canada's Inflation Rate

Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press  09.19.2014
OTTAWA — The rise in the cost of living held steady in August with the annual inflation rate coming in at 2.1 per cent, Statistics Canada...
Canadians Buying Up Florida's Super-Cheap Houses

Canadians Buying Up Florida's Super-Cheap Houses

09.17.2014
Canadians accounted for nearly a third of the foreigners who bought property in Florida over the past year, according to a report from...
TD CEO: We Need Tighter Mortgage Lending Rules

TD CEO: We Need Tighter Mortgage Lending Rules

09.16.2014
TORONTO - TD Bank chief executive Ed Clark says the federal government needs to do more to ensure Canadians aren't taking on more debt...
This Is Where House Prices Are Falling In Canada

This Is Where House Prices Are Falling In Canada

09.16.2014
The headlines are clear: Canada’s long-running housing boom shows no signs of ending, with sales rising yet again, by 1.8 per cent, in...
BMO Starts Another Mortgage War

BMO Starts Another Mortgage War

Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press  09.10.2014
TORONTO - The Bank of Montreal has slashed its five-year fixed mortgage rate to 2.99 per cent in a move that some real estate experts say...
Live In A Condo? Good Luck Ever Buying A House

Live In A Condo? Good Luck Ever Buying A House

Daniel Tencer  09. 9.2014
If you’ve bought a condo and are hoping to upgrade to a single-family home someday, you may end up waiting longer than you expected. According...
Canadian Real Estate 'A Dangerous Game For Forecasters'

Canadian Real Estate 'A Dangerous Game For Forecasters'

The Canadian Press  09. 8.2014
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada said Monday that municipalities issued building permits worth $9.2 billion dollars in July, up 11.8 per cent...
This Toronto Condo Has Separate Entrances For Richer, Poorer

This Toronto Condo Has Separate Entrances For Richer, Poorer

09. 4.2014
The news earlier this summer that a New York City condo building is planning to install a “poor door” — a separate entrance for lower-income...