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Should I Wait Until the Spring Market to Sell My Home?

Over the last month, every client I've met with has been asking when the spring market officially begins, and whether they should list now or wait until later on. This is a difficult question, as there are many factors that contribute. A close analysis of both the overall market and the local competition is the best way to come up with a selling strategy.
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How Emotions Drive the Real Estate Market

If anything, the housing market has improved, with prices consistently going up and properties selling at a good rate. Why have all these experts been wrong? It isn't all about dollars and cents and what can give the best return on investment. Instead, emotions play a large role in the home-selling process, and they may ultimately prevent or at least delay any slowdown in Canadian real estate.
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Toronto Doesn't Have Just One Housing Market

We constantly hear headlines proclaiming the 'Toronto Housing Market' is this or that, but in fact, each neighbourhood within the city has its own housing market, as unique as its culture. Understanding the many factors that shape housing prices in each of these markets, as well as knowing where prices are trending, is an important part of a successful home purchase.
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11 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Market

We decided to put our home of 28 years up for sale. We're nearing the end, and my firmest hope is for a quick sale... and a long closing. So I have a break from this routine and more time before I have to pack. If any of you are about to embark on a similar venture, here's a few pointers on getting your home ready for the sale.

Is the Financial Strain of Homeownership Worth it?

Buying a home marks the true end of youthhood. You're ready to put down roots now, to establish yourself, to mark your territory. But have you seen what a modest house in a barely decent neighbourhood anywhere even remotely near a metropolitan area costs these days? There is no way you have anywhere near that much money, which means you have to borrow a lot, from the bank. I'm not here to excuse homebuyers who have trouble paying their mortgages, but I think I can at least explain their thinking. The point is that while buying a house is quite clearly a momentous financial exercise, it is very much an emotional one, too.
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Bubble Bursting Nationwide: Report

OTTAWA - Canada's housing market appears to be cooling across the board in the face of tighter mortgage rules that affect many first-time buyers of modest means, a new analysis from the Conference Boa...
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'Like Looking In A Funhouse Mirror'

When someone asks how house prices are doing in a particular neighbourhood, the question seems easily answered. The big real estate boards all issue monthly price reports that spell out what the aver...
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Home Real Estate Market At Tipping Point

TORONTO - Canadian home prices generally rose in the second quarter and the pace of home-building increased in June, but industry observers say the real estate market is at a "tipping point" and could...
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In an Economic Storm, Canada Holds the Best Umbrella

Assuming Mr. Carney and his fiscal policy counterparts maintain their credibility, the country may very well hang on to number one for another year at least. That's good news for business and it might just be the thing that softens the blow to our equity market should the gyrations of the past few months continue.