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Wayne Karl

Senior Editor at <a href="http://www.ypnexthome.ca" rel="nofollow">YPNextHome.ca</a>

Wayne Karl is Senior Editor at <a href="http://www.ypnexthome.ca" rel="nofollow">YPNextHome.ca</a>. wayne.karl@ypnexthome.ca
Fair, Foul Or Fail? Making Sense Of Ontario's New Housing

Fair, Foul Or Fail? Making Sense Of Ontario's New Housing Plan

Is Ontario's new Fair Housing Plan, comprising 16 measures designed to stabilize the real estate market while protecting homeowners' investments, actually fair? Or foul? Or is it a fail, even? Well, that depends on what part of the housing market you're in.
04/25/2017 13:58 EDT
How To Make The Most Of Your 'Plus Den' Condo Floor

How To Make The Most Of Your 'Plus Den' Condo Floor Plan

Ah, the "plus den" condo floor plan -- sure, that extra room may look great on paper but using this often tiny, windowless space efficiently can be tricky. And the smaller the space, the bigger the challenge. We caught up with interior designer Candice Olson to get some tips and tricks for making the most of your "plus den."
03/03/2017 06:15 EST
Why 2017 Could See More Homeowners Renovating Over

Why 2017 Could See More Homeowners Renovating Over Relocating

Spring has long been associated with the start of renovation season. Perhaps it's the warm weather that's stirring your inner do-it-yourselfer. Or, maybe, it's Canada's rising home prices that are the real wake-up call. And it's not just the price of the homes themselves that's increasing.
03/01/2017 10:48 EST
The 5 Hottest Housing Markets Under

The 5 Hottest Housing Markets Under $500,000

On Feb. 15, 2016, Canada's new mortgage rules kick in, mandating higher minimum down payments for homes priced higher than $500,000. But if you're planning to buy a home for less than that figure, you're in luck -- there's plenty of hot markets across Canada with average home prices of less than $500,000.
01/20/2016 04:28 EST
Hot Vancouver Housing Market A Vicious Cycle For

Hot Vancouver Housing Market A Vicious Cycle For Locals

"Greater Vancouver is a special place in terms of property ownership. People come here from all over the world, and feel safe and at home. This has created a firestorm with respect to owning property, not only from our neighbours to the south, but also China, South Korea, Iran, India and other parts of the world."
01/08/2016 04:28 EST
Buying a Condo? Walk A Little To Save A

Buying a Condo? Walk A Little To Save A Lot

If you're planning on buying or renting a condo, here's an important lesson: purchase prices and rents will be higher the closer you are to major transit hubs such as subway stations. Sure, it's convenient to be located adjacent to a subway stop, but it'll cost you. How much? You'd be surprised.
01/07/2016 11:47 EST