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While many industries have been disrupted by technology and the integration of social media in daily life, the real estate industry has been transformed.
It's not easy to top global lists of "best places to live" while making headlines for real-estate growth. There are many amazing neighbourhoods for millennials to live in Canada, and here we explore some of the most popular choices.
05/10/2017 11:42 EDT
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. The total number of home sales increased by 6.3 per cent year-over-year and anyone who tried to buy a home or condo is fully aware of what these figures meant for the price of homes.
03/24/2017 02:04 EDT
Many companies have thrived through innovation by leveraging the global connections. The crucial question is, if companies become so successful that they start to impact local economies, job markets, real estate prices, etc., should government intervene with regulation or let free markets reign?
11/02/2016 04:07 EDT
With over 90 per cent of renters and home-buyers starting their research and property search online, realtors, property managements firms and REIT's are now spending most of their marketing budgets on digital and web-based advertising tools and features which provide for an increased return on investment (ROI).
10/14/2016 03:16 EDT
If you can't picture what that looks like, a quick drive down the Gardiner Expressway will make it very clear. Interest rates are low, renter demand is high and investors are looking for alternate income streams. These combined factors create the perfect condition for purpose-built housing projects to thrive.
08/26/2016 01:15 EDT
Many Canadians are experiencing difficulties finding a place to live within their budget in neighbourhoods they have lived in for years, and the problem is only getting worse.
07/14/2016 03:37 EDT
While some associations feel that the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act currently favours tenants (although associations representing tenants will disagree), there are proposed changes being debated that could shift the power back into the hands of the landlord.
06/22/2016 10:32 EDT
For today's generation of rentseeker's and homebuyers, the web is almost where they live. They grew up with it and that's all they know -- blossoming from their teenage years with MSN messenger and graduating with facebook. And as TechCrunch recently reported, Apartments are the Hot New Tech Sector.
06/03/2016 11:45 EDT
If you rent, you know how important it is to stretch your monthly budget in order to get a place you love. The line between 'wants and needs' must be clearly drawn, and once you have your budget, it's time to make the most of it. RentSeeker... is here to help you stretch that budget with 10 tips to save you money so you can maximize your housing budget and find an apartment you'll be excited to call home.
05/18/2016 09:53 EDT
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 directions, but in recent years, the situation has changed.
04/06/2016 05:07 EDT
Choosing which university to attend is a major life decision. Beyond the personal and academic realm, your choice will have financial implications as well. Aside from tuition and student loans, the city and neighbourhood of the school will affect your level of student debt, so it's wise to prepare and do your research.
03/01/2016 03:13 EST
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 economists -- or, for that matter, most Canadians.
02/11/2016 04:39 EST
The Loonie is the lowest it has been in 15 years, a barrel of gas is trading for less than $30 -- compare these factors against the rising U.S. greenback and you get one gloomy economic forecast. However, there is one section of our economy that seems to be unaffected, as real estate is showing little signs of slowing down.
01/22/2016 02:25 EST
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently stated that real estate markets in the top cities to live in Canada are currently overvalued. In October of 2015 their Housing Market Assessment listed Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Edmonton as examples of cities where buying a home can be very risky.
01/07/2016 06:01 EST
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, these examples offer a glimpse of the 'alternative home living' movement, a lifestyle where people are choosing to live in homes that greatly deviate from the norm.
12/14/2015 05:24 EST
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 country, and where they're choosing to live may surprise you.
11/26/2015 05:00 EST
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. Here are some of the cities in Canada with the greatest increases and decreases in housing rental costs.
11/09/2015 02:36 EST
Canada has been receiving global attention, not just as a country, but also for its personality, style and popular cities and neighbourhoods for living. Forward-thinking and forward-moving urbanites and millennials looking to score the right balance between architectural beauty, 21st Century artistic and cultural relevance, consumer amenities and urban chic have fantastic options to choose from to call home.
09/17/2015 12:17 EDT
Millennials are being hailed as the force that will drive down housing prices and mortgage rates for everybody. As the demand for housing shrinks while young adults put off buying their first house, so does the cost.
08/24/2015 09:02 EDT
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