Canada Real Estate

Most Vancouver Families Choose Place Over Space

Brad Jones | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Brad Jones

The belief that people are trapped in their first home due to lack of available options in Vancouver just isn't true. The benchmark prices for condos and townhomes here are now rising at the same rate, after years of plateau. Fears of not being able to move up to a larger condo or townhouse are unfounded.

Housing Bubble Fears Are Causing A Rental Housing Boom

Ben Myers | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

Warnings of a housing correction are not new, but the frequency has increased. A couple of southwestern Ontario markets (most notably Toronto) and the Vancouver metro area are pricing out first-time buyers. In other major centres across Canada, the flatness or slowing of house price appreciation has dissuaded potential buyers from jumping in.

Renting In Canada Looks Cheap Compared To The U.S.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Business

It's become a national pastime to complain about real estate in some of Canada's largest cities. But have you SEEN how much it costs to rent down south?

Are Homes Really Too Expensive or Are Your Expectations Too High?

Ben Myers | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

Do buyers in the GTA housing market have unrealistic expectations? What is fair when it comes to affordability? I remain convinced that a single-detached home will remain beyond the reach of most people in Toronto, simply due to market fundamentals -- so we'll all have to readjust our expectations. This is where we have a problem. If people are not willing to settle on the type of residence (i.e. condo vs. single-family) or the unit size, prospective buyers are going to really feel the sting of unaffordability.

Only 'Medium' Chance Of A Toronto, Vancouver Housing Bust: TD Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Business

Don't panic!

LOOK: The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Every Province

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.25.2015 | Canada Business

You could have a mansion. An island. Or an estate once owned by the Ford family.

First-Time Buyers Aren't Tapping Mom And Dad Like We Thought

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business

How many of us actually are?

Winnipeg's Most Expensive Home Ever Is A 'Bargain,' Realtor Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Business

Now THIS is what a multi-million home should look like.

This $14.5 Million Home Is The Most Quebec Estate We've Seen Yet

Le Huffington Post Québec | Patrick Bellerose | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Business


Poloz Deflates Housing 'Bubble' Fears

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Business

There is no Canadian housing bubble, the central bank governor assured Parliament Tuesday, despite the bank’s own estimate that home prices are over...

Versailles-Inspired Toronto Mansion Fails To Sell At Auction

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

But the home remains unfinished.

Should You Buy or Lease a Condo?

Dan S. Barnabic | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Dan S. Barnabic

The idea of buying a condo might have crossed your mind, but before you rush into this trendy alternative housing arrangement, keep in mind that vacancies may start climbing later on this year. Here are some basic pros and cons of condo ownership, and compare buying versus leasing a condo unit.

Sunny Freeman

Real Estate Market Has Officially Hit A Soft Landing: Royal LePage | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Business

It was fun for home owners while it lasted.

This 1 Graphic Shows How Much $$$ You Need To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Business

We've heard the complaints: it's tough to buy a home in Canada. But just how difficult is it? Depends entirely on where you live. Toronto-based ...

The Present State of Real Estate

Dan S. Barnabic | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Business
Dan S. Barnabic

This year promises to be particularly exciting for real estate investors. For the first time in many years, we may actually see the interest rates creep up from their historical lows. The head of the US Federal Reserve, Ms. Janet Yellen, indicated on numerous occasions that the rates would go up incrementally as their quantitative easing was coming to an end.

LOOK: Luxury Canadian Homes That Just Can't Seem To Sell

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Business

Listing a home at an exorbitant price is one thing. Selling it is another. Many of us love to look longingly at multi-million-dollar properties...

Look: Canada's Priciest, Cheapest Cities To Rent

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians spend plenty of time discussing how expensive it is to live in places like Toronto and Vancouver.

Toronto, Alberta Housing Markets Couldn't Be More Different Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Business

Oil prices may be wreaking havoc on real estate in Alberta's two biggest cities, but Toronto's market is still humming. January sales figures relea...

22 Of The Most Eye-Popping Homes In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Business

It's been an active year for real estate in Canada. Huffington Post Canada profiled some incredible properties this year. From a ski-in/ski-out hom...

LOOK: What $300,000 Can Buy Across Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Business

For all the emotions brought out by the housing bubble/no housing bubble debate, it’s almost comforting to hear there are places in Canada that have...

Surprise! Canada's Largest Industry Is Real Estate

Greg Sward | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Business
Greg Sward

I was looking at this StatsCan data on GDP by industry and decided to make some graphs to show how the breakdown of GDP has changed in this country.

Luxury Home Sales Stall In Fort Mac

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Alberta

There's good living available near the oilsands. The question is, can it sell? A single family home at 105 Chestnut Way in Fort McMurray was the...

CMHC Data Shows Single Women, Mothers Need Better Places To Live

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Business

When it comes to housing in Canada, no one is in worse shape than single women and mothers. That's according to data released by the Canada Mortgag...

It Is Now Cheaper To Buy Rome's Best Real Estate Than Toronto's Or Vancouver's

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Business

Residents of Toronto and Vancouver ought to ask themselves why they're still living in those cities, when they could buy prime Roman real estate for c...

Alberta Home Buyers Pick This More Than Other Canadians

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Never have buyers been more selective when looking for a home, and Albertans are no exception. A recent Century 21 study found Albertans have some...