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Research from the OREA shows Ontario homeowners and aspiring homeowners could well make housing a huge election issue.
03/13/2018 16:24 EDT
Even in formerly scorching markets such as Toronto and Vancouver, sales are softening and price growth is slowing.
01/22/2018 10:08 EST
The mortgage stress test is a tool used to ensure that buyers do not spend more on a home than they can actually afford.
01/10/2018 13:42 EST
Coming off a prolonged slump in the economy and housing market, thanks to low oil and gas prices, Alberta seems poised for recovery.
08/14/2017 11:37 EDT
More condo builders are coming up to speed in catering to this growing demand.
08/10/2017 11:44 EDT
Are more increases in the offing? What does it all mean? How will it affect you?
07/14/2017 10:26 EDT
And it's been a long time coming. Seven years, in fact.
07/12/2017 09:34 EDT
Why do people purchase pre-construction? That's a lot of money to put down on a plan and a promise that it will be built in a few years.
07/06/2017 10:26 EDT
Here are a five unexpected advantages that could tip the scales in favour of the outskirts.
07/04/2017 13:35 EDT
Single-detached houses in the 416 are getting hard to come by - equally in terms of affordability and supply. This new reality has given rise to different forms of high-density housing, which the Canadian Home Builders' Association refers to as "missing middle" housing.
06/19/2017 02:56 EDT
The Toronto Real Estate Board's latest stats didn't do much to calm the nerves of hesitant homebuyers. Surging listings and double-digit sales declines have a tendency to do that. But, prospective purchasers, this may be the perfect window of opportunity for you to be out there looking for your next home.
06/06/2017 04:35 EDT
Winning the housing market game can be viewed in a number of ways. To some, winning means getting the home they love -- at any cost. To the smart buyers out there, winning means knowing the difference between good value and over-value, and making a sound purchasing decision that you can live with for years to come.
06/05/2017 04:23 EDT
We examined vacancy and rental rates (two-bedroom) from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., and validated these findings with the latest data on population, employment and wage growth. Our research was further guided by insight from investors and other experts.
05/31/2017 01:44 EDT
In a step to support renters with rent stability and some measure of protection for rental rights, the province of Ontario has officially passed new rental legislation on May 18, 2017. The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, resolves significant issues that renters have been battling.
05/25/2017 10:04 EDT
The biggest threat to our strong real estate market and local economy is a generation of buyers who, in pursuit of the housing dream, throw caution to the wind, assume a crippling mortgage, and take on more debt than they can handle.
05/05/2017 03:18 EDT
In most Canadian cities -- and many smaller communities too -- renters are increasingly being priced out of the market. It's no secret, real estate is hot hot hot, and it's not just the prices of homes and condos that's gone off the chart, as part of the active market, rental prices have also skyrocketed.
04/28/2017 02:49 EDT
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 05:58 EDT
For the doubters out there, Toronto's housing landscape is proof that Darwin's theory of evolution is, in fact, the real deal. As single-detached houses join the list of endangered species here in the 416, we're seeing the emergence of new forms of high-density housing, made to survive this storm of rising prices and dwindling supply, all by virtue of their very design.
04/04/2017 05:42 EDT
Written by Elisa Krovblit It's spring, it's really finally spring! As everything comes into blossom and bloom we all start getting out more, back into life beyond our front doors. It's the perfect ti...
04/03/2017 06:52 EDT
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