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September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter

Oct 12, 2017

Here are the latest real estate market updates and some interesting tips and useful information. Feel free to share this with your friends, and please contact me should you require any help with your real estate affairs. […]

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Toronto's condo boom persists, even as house prices cool

Toronto's condo boom persists, even as house prices cool

Sep 20, 2017

Canada's condo boom continues to surprise, with groundbreaking in Toronto still going strong even as prices of detached homes in Canada's largest city slump, but recent rate hikes and rent controls are likely to cool condo prices by 2018. […]

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Foreign home buyers love Toronto for the schools realtor

Foreign home buyers love Toronto for the schools realtor

Feb 06, 2017

Richard Silver, a Sotheby's realtor and past Toronto Real Estate Board president who works with foreign buyers, told Metro Morning host Matt Galloway that most of his foreign clients are coming to Toronto for educational and business opportunities, not just to park their money offshore, and that a foreign buyer tax would be a bad idea. […]

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October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016 Newsletter

Nov 03, 2016

Here are the latest real estate market updates and some interesting tips and useful information. Feel free to share this with your friends, and please contact me should you require any help with your real estate affairs. […]

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Canadian housing crash fears overstated - Moody’s

Canadian housing crash fears overstated - Moody’s

Nov 03, 2016

In a report released last week, Moody’s Analytics assured that while the Canadian real estate sector will experience a more relaxed pace in home price growth over the next half decade, rumors of a massive crash are greatly exaggerated. […]

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Real Estate News 10/17/2016

Real Estate News 10/17/2016

Oct 24, 2016

Latest Real Estate News have been added to your News Manager. Take a look, and publish them on your website and social media, or email them to your contacts […]

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Ottawa unveils sweeping changes to housing rules

Ottawa unveils sweeping changes to housing rules

Oct 03, 2016

Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled sweeping changes on Monday that will affect all pockets of the housing market, including rules aimed at slowing the flood of foreign money and strengthening a mortgage rate stress test. […]

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Yonge and St. Clair is going to be great again, real estate firm says

Yonge and St. Clair is going to be great again, real estate firm says

Aug 29, 2016

Last week, at a bar at Yonge and St. Clair, partygoers celebrated the official unveiling of an eight-storey mural by the British street artist known as Phlegm (yes, Phlegm). Painted on the side of an office building, it shows a human figure in a sitting curl, its body formed of scenes from the city: churches, parks, office buildings, the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum. […]

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Here’s why the Toronto real estate market is so crazy

Here’s why the Toronto real estate market is so crazy

Aug 10, 2016

Why does the mainstream media always get our industry wrong? I watch the news, read newspapers and stay up on current events. But now I am getting skeptical about any news I consume. Whenever anything is written about the Toronto real estate market, I just shake my head, and say, “How can they get it so wrong?” […]

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Ontarians see real estate market getting stronger

Ontarians see real estate market getting stronger

Jul 21, 2016

Ontario residents are feeling more optimistic about the economy in general and the real estate market specifically with a fundamental shift in how they view the market, according to an Ipsos poll released Wednesday by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). […]

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Who is to blame for high home prices

Who is to blame for high home prices

Jun 20, 2016

The Trudeau government is doing alright, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Their decision and action to boost the economy through infrastructure spending is considered to be a wise call. But now the Liberals need to turn their attention to the elephant in the room: the residential housing market […]

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What it takes to buy a home in Toronto’s red-hot real estate market

What it takes to buy a home in Toronto’s red-hot real estate market

Apr 26, 2016

Edrick Thay admits he’s one of the fortunate few. It took only four months for the communications professional to successfully make an offer on a 2,000-square-foot, three-bed semi near Dufferin and St. Clair last week. Thay has watched friends search for homes for a year, sometimes two. […]

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April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter

Apr 13, 2016

Here are the latest real estate market updates and some interesting tips and useful information. Feel free to share this with your friends, and please contact me should you require any help with your real estate affairs. […]

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How Budget 2016 affects real estate

How Budget 2016 affects real estate

Mar 28, 2016

In the weeks and days leading up to Budget 2016, tax experts anticipated some big announcements regarding the Canadian real estate market. Why not? The Liberals campaigned on a promise to loosen the requirements of the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) and, more recently, vowed to do something about housing affordability. […]

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March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter

Mar 24, 2016

Here are the latest real estate market updates and some interesting tips and useful information. Feel free to share this with your friends, and please contact me should you require any help with your real estate affairs. […]

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Why the wealthy are heavily focused on real estate

Why the wealthy are heavily focused on real estate

Feb 22, 2016

With markets roiling in 2016 and commodities lingering in low-price limbo, the holdings of high-net-worth investors can serve as indicators of where the rest of us might consider parking our nest eggs. It turns out that a good chunk of wealthy peoples’ investments is in real estate. […]

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What real estate experts expect in 2016

What real estate experts expect in 2016

Jan 27, 2016

Question: What should we expect in 2016, when it comes to Canada’s housing and mortgage market? What advice or warnings would you give to buyers, sellers, current home owners and real estate investors? […]

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5 reasons Toronto house prices won't crash in 2016

5 reasons Toronto house prices won't crash in 2016

Jan 11, 2016

After the Greater Toronto Area's record year in 2015 for both the number of homes sold and the average price, the question is: when will it all come crashing down? The answer: not in 2016. Here are five reasons why this won't be the year of Toronto's housing collapse. […]

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24 Sussex Drive shares our real estate dilemma

24 Sussex Drive shares our real estate dilemma

Nov 24, 2015

Canadians will spend $53 billion on home renovations this year, as much as was spent on new housing construction, says a new Scotiabank study. This fact is an excellent thing, a symptom and a fetish, and I do mean all three at the same time. […]

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June 2015 Newsletter

June 2015 Newsletter

Aug 05, 2015

Here are the latest real estate market updates and some interesting tips and useful information. Feel free to share this with your friends, and please contact me should you require any help with your real estate affairs. […]

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Rent the condo, or buy it?

Rent the condo, or buy it?

Aug 05, 2015

Real estate, like investing, is not a risk-free adventure, although anyone dipping into GTA housing over the last 25 years might think otherwise. […]

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July 2015 Newsletter

July 2015 Newsletter

Jul 15, 2015

Here are the latest real estate market updates and some interesting tips and useful information. Feel free to share this with your friends, and please contact me should you require any help with your real estate affairs. […]

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Toronto’s top neighbourhoods

Toronto’s top neighbourhoods

Mar 23, 2015

If you judged Toronto’s housing market based on media headlines you’d think there wasn’t a neighbourhood left that offered good value. You’d be wrong. While certain neighbourhoods—such as Old Oakville, Lambton Baby Point or High Park North—have been priced right out of competition, other neighbourhoods still offer the chance to buy a great place for $500,000 and up. […]

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Unsold condos stacking up outside Toronto and Vancouver

Unsold condos stacking up outside Toronto and Vancouver

Mar 12, 2015

When the federal government tightened mortgage rules in 2012, overheated condo markets in Toronto and Vancouver were widely seen as the main target. But little more than two years later, it’s many smaller cities that are bearing the brunt of stricter regulations. […]

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March 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

Mar 12, 2015

Here are the latest real estate market updates and some interesting tips and useful information. Feel free to share this with your friends, and please contact me should you require any help with your real estate affairs. […]

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Kitchen is your home’s hottest real estate

Kitchen is your home’s hottest real estate

Mar 10, 2015

As a hub for everything from food prep to homework to entertaining, the kitchen is the most valuable real estate in the house, says Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s long-running show Income Property. […]

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Toronto real estate keeps rocketing skyward

Toronto real estate keeps rocketing skyward

Dec 17, 2014

A total of 88,462 homes were sold through the first 11 months of 2014 up 6.6 per cent from 2013. That number comes with a few thousand of the record set in 2007 when 93,193 homes were sold as buyers tried to get ahead of the land transfer tax which would take effect in 2008. […]

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Gone downtown - 2015 real estate trend

Gone downtown - 2015 real estate trend

Oct 29, 2014

Homeowners who choose the convenience of city life over the more generous living space in suburbia are driving Canada’s real estate market, according to a new report jointly produced by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers and the non-profit Urban Land Institute. […]

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Toronto is experiencing a Manhattanization of its downtown core

Toronto is experiencing a Manhattanization of its downtown core

Aug 29, 2014

Construction cranes will continue to dot Toronto’s skyline, with city council approving 755 storeys in new development this week, including three new office towers – a trend that underlines the increasing density in the downtown core and the need to plan transit and infrastructure to support it, says the city’s chief planner. […]

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Barbecues Buying Guide

Barbecues Buying Guide

Aug 29, 2014

How to buy the best barbecue, including choosing between gas, propane or charcoal, with barbecue materials, size options and available accessories. […]

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Nifty Ideas for Your Family Room

Nifty Ideas for Your Family Room

Jul 28, 2014

Family rooms are diverse areas. Often the center of your home and the place most frequented by all family members and guests, family rooms are important to keep up. You do a lot in your family room! They are used for relaxing, watching television, playing games, reading, eating, and entertaining. And just as diverse as the rooms are themselves are the options you have to work with! Take a look at these ideas and reminders when decorating. […]

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5 tips for vacationing homeowners

5 tips for vacationing homeowners

Jul 18, 2014

As spring turns into summer, more and more Canadians start taking advantage of the warmer weather by spending a greater amount of time outdoors. Aviva Canada Inc. is reminding all Canadians to take precautions when away from the home as thieves take advantage of summer too. […]

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Canadian home prices hit record in May

Canadian home prices hit record in May

Jun 17, 2014

Canadian home prices got a boost in May, hitting a record high, according to the Teranet National Bank house price index. Prices were up 0.8 per cent in May from April. […]

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Expect soft landing and rate increase

Expect soft landing and rate increase

May 29, 2014

A decline in housing starts in 2014 is expected to cause a soft landing across Canada, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s second quarter housing outlook, released Thursday. […]

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Is Canada's mortgage market safer because of Jim Flaherty?

Is Canada's mortgage market safer because of Jim Flaherty?

Mar 26, 2014

The man who ran our nation’s finances for eight years is gone. In Jim Flaherty’s wake are a legacy of housing policies that will impact homeowners for years to come. When it came to Canada’s mortgage market, the former minister of finance made tough decisions in tough times, and he had his share of detractors. […]

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Why the doomsayers are wrong about Canada’s housing market

Why the doomsayers are wrong about Canada’s housing market

Mar 19, 2014

Canada’s housing market isn’t as frothy as some pessimists warn. A Globe and Mail analysis has found that a key measure, used by economists, underestimates the degree to which rents have been rising in the market. That inflates what is known as the price-to-rent ratio, feeding into fears that the market is overheated. […]

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