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High-Density Housing Is The Next Big Thing In The

High-Density Housing Is The Next Big Thing In The GTA

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
Hesitant Homebuyers, It's Time To Get Out There And

Hesitant Homebuyers, It's Time To Get Out There And Buy

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
Don't Lose Your Dream Home In A Bidding

Don't Lose Your Dream Home In A Bidding War

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
Top Places In Ontario To Invest In Real

Top Places In Ontario To Invest In Real Estate

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
Ontario Approves Rental Fairness Act

Ontario Approves Rental Fairness Act 2017

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
Priced Out Of Canada's Housing Market? Be Smart And Stay

Priced Out Of Canada's Housing Market? Be Smart And Stay Out

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
What You Can Do To Avoid Being Priced Out Of The Rental

What You Can Do To Avoid Being Priced Out Of The Rental Market

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
To Millennial Home Buyers: Keep Driving Until You Can Afford

To Millennial Home Buyers: Keep Driving Until You Can Afford It

There's an old saying in the real estate industry: Drive until you qualify. Can't afford a home in downtown Toronto? Maybe look a little further from the core -- perhaps Etobicoke, or Mississauga, or Milton, or... Just how far are young home buyers willing to drive?
10/12/2016 03:00 EDT
New Mortgage Rules Keep Canadians Safe From Housing

New Mortgage Rules Keep Canadians Safe From Housing Crash

Under the new mortgage rules, which take effect on Oct. 17, all new insured mortgages must qualify for the amount at a rate of 4.64 per cent, which is an average of the big banks' current posted mortgage rates. This is the case even if the rate offered by your lender is lower.
10/05/2016 02:58 EDT
More Family-Friendly Condos Could Save Faltering Vancouver

More Family-Friendly Condos Could Save Faltering Vancouver Schools

City planners and developers need to realize that building a good mixture of home types for people of different incomes and ages, with amenities for people at all stages of their life, is what make a stable, healthy, vibrant city, and one where people want to, and are able to, stay and thrive.
09/21/2016 12:19 EDT
The Real Reason You Didn't Score That Sweet

The Real Reason You Didn't Score That Sweet Apartment

You've been answering ads and putting in applications like it's your job, but you're just not getting the apartment, time and time again. Want to know why you're not getting the apartment? It might not be what you think.
07/04/2016 01:02 EDT
Ontario Rent Goes Up Amid Record Housing

Ontario Rent Goes Up Amid Record Housing Prices

It's interesting to note that as we're seeing record-high prices and pricing increases in the buying and selling of residential real estate, we didn't see a translation of that to the maximum rent increase allowable. Instead we saw something towards the middle of the possible 2.5 per cent.
06/27/2016 12:05 EDT