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Canadian Millennials Are Flocking To Live In These Trendy Places

(8) Comments | Posted May 10, 2017 | 11:42 AM

Rated as the No. 1 place to visit in 2017 by the New York Times and Lonely Planet, it's fair to say the global spotlight on Canada has never been brighter.

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The Future Of Canada's Rental Market

(7) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 2:05 PM

2016 was a monstrous year for Canadian real estate, and it's hard to imagine what the effects of another record-setting year will have on the red hot rental market. To put things in perspective, the CREA Home Price Index jumped from 184 to 208.9 by the end of last year....

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Should Government Step In To Regulate Disruptive Technology?

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2016 | 4:07 PM

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." -R. Buckminster Fuller

We live in an amazing time. A decade where technological advancements are happening so frequently that we...

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How The Real Estate Industry Is Evolving In The Digital Age

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2016 | 3:16 PM

Over the past decade, companies and industries globally have seen a dramatic shift in disruptive technology and digital media. According to Internet Live Stats, around 40 per cent of the world population has an Internet connection today. In 1995, it was less than one per cent....

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Expect To See More Purpose-Built Rental In Canadian Real Estate

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2016 | 1:15 PM

Whether or not you are familiar with the term "purpose-built rental stock," chances are that you will be hearing more about it soon.

The Canadian real estate market is a major driving factor for the economy right now, and the rental market segment is a contributing force.

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What Affordable Housing Means And Why It's Important

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 3:37 PM

The term 'affordable housing' means very different things to different people. If you ask the average 30 something year old couple trying to find a house in downtown Toronto, affordable means anything under $1 000 000 as the average cost for a detached home hit $1.26 million this...

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Do You Know Your Rights? Ontario Rental Laws Could Be Changing

(8) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 10:32 AM

How much do you know about your legal rights as a tenant? Are you aware of the consequences if you don't pay your rent on time? Do you know much notice you need to give your landlord if you plan on moving out?

Chances are that even if...

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What And How Millennials Search When Apartment Hunting

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 11:45 AM

Millennials have grown up. The kids of the '90s have turned into the young adults of 2016. They're entering post-secondary, the workforce, and the housing market.

Many millennials will dip their toes into the housing market by searching for their first apartment. The need to own a home...

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10 Life Tips To Help Increase Your Housing Budget

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 9:53 AM

When it comes to ranking the best countries to live in, Canada is usually top of the list. Living in one of the greatest countries in the world does have a price, and the average Canadian spends more of their monthly income on housing than nearly anyone in the world....

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What Rent Costs In The Biggest Canadian And U.S. Cities

(8) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 5:07 PM

With housing prices on the rise in both Canada and the United States, the next few years will be very interesting for those who are in or thinking about entering the real estate market.

Traditionally the real estate market in Canada and the United States has moved in similar...

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What Will Rent Cost You To Live Near These Canadian Universities?

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2016 | 2:13 PM

Choosing which university to attend is a major life decision. Not that recently graduated high school students need more pressure, but the choice over which school you'll join will have a major impact on the rest of your life! From the education you'll receive to the friends you'll meet and...

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Here's How To Make Sense Of Canada's Confusing 'Recession'

(3) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 3:39 PM

The Canadian economy is "technically" in a recession, as 2015 ended with two consecutive quarters of contracting GDP. Whether or not you personally agree with classifying the current economic situation as such, we are going through tough times.

However, the recession does not seem to be bothering most Canadian...

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4 Factors That Will Determine Canada's Real Estate Market In 2016

(11) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 1:27 PM

Other than the weather, 2016 has not been particularly kind to Canada.

The Loonie is the lowest it has been in 15 years, a barrel of gas is trading for less than $30 and Canada's National Men's Junior hockey team didn't even reach the semi-finals! Compare these factors against...

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Is It Better To Rent Or To Buy?

(49) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 5:01 PM

It's a difficult, confusing and often frustrating process trying to decide whether to buy or to rent. For most consumers, purchasing a home is the largest investment of their lifetime.

Not a choice to be taken lightly, lots of research and planning are imperative to ensure you come to...

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Alternatives To Conventional Homes: Realistic Or Ridiculous?

(7) Comments | Posted December 15, 2015 | 12:02 PM

While the housing and rental markets continue to make headlines in the news, alternatives to conventional homes have started to become more of a topic of its own. From tiny homes, to the Google employee living in a van, or have you heard about the

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Where Millennials Are Choosing To Live In Canada

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 4:00 PM

From the majestic West Coast mountains through to the Prairies, past the Canadian Shield and onwards to the picturesque East Coast, there are many amazing places in Canada to call home. The upcoming generations of adults, often referred to as millennials, are quickly changing the landscape of our...

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Where Are Rents Rising And Getting Cheaper Across Canada?

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 1:36 PM

Regardless of your motivation, renting is a great option for many of us across the country. Affordability and convenience are just a couple reasons why people prefer this option and others just like the change of scenery and inspiration that a new neighbourhood can offer. While certain cities like Toronto...

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10 of Canada's Hottest Neighbourhoods to Call Home

(26) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 12:17 PM

For most Canadians, Canada has always been a country which has made its citizens proud. However, more recently, Canada has been receiving global attention, not just as a country, but also for its personality, style and popular cities and neighbourhoods for living.

While its three major cities -- Montreal, Toronto...

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The Millennial Renting vs Buying Real Estate Debate

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 9:02 AM

You've been told, perhaps even warned, that Millennials -- or Gen Yers -- are the largest, most diverse, and well-educated demographic ever to come of age, and that as they grow into late adulthood, they will bring with them the power to make big changes. This group has...

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Technology Is Reshaping the Apartment Search and Living Experience

(2) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 8:27 AM

As with so much of our lives, the way we search, rent, and live in apartments across the country is receiving a high-powered charge from groundbreaking Internet technology. Whether you're looking for a new place to live or you're trying to rent units and break into the property management business,...

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