Why drive into town when you can boat?
"People want a place where they can rest, a haven away from the busy world."
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Go beyond the brick and mortar if you're looking to sell your home faster.
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.
House prices forecast to fall in time for provincial election.
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"Be patient and know exactly what you want."
Toronto millennials want single-family homes; they might not even get a condo.
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House prices have fallen 5.6 per cent in two months.
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.
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"A home of this value… they don’t sell every day in Muskoka."
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Where Old World charm meets Canadian comfort.
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"[It's] the most beautiful section of Montreal. Every building here is a piece of art on its own."
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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.
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Developers blame government for soaring prices, lower affordability.
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“Don’t borrow what the bank is willing to lend you..."
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The condo is near the city’s prestigious Sussex Drive.
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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.
“Our ... concern now is that the housing bubble will burst before the year is out."
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?
“It’s definitely something everybody wants, doesn’t mean it’s something everybody is able to attain at this point.”
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.
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Still a seller's market, though, Conference Board says.
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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.
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Global comparison puts Canadian home affordability in perspective.
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But only if you live in one of the "hot" cities.
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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says its new housing price index gained 0.7 per cent in May, its largest monthly increase since July 2007. The agency says the rise was mainly driven by higher new housing p...
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.
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Competition Tribunal "erred" in allowing sales data, realtor board says.
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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.
OSFI thinks lenders should know how much borrowers make.
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Price growth shows no sign of letting up in Toronto.
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.