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Original article via Daily Hive. Click here to read. After calling for input from the community, Toronto city council has agreed to establish a separate chapter of the Toronto Municipal Code for sidewalk cafes, public parklets and marketing displays. AKA: produce stands and those cafe and......

Original article via Bloomberg. Click here to read. Toronto’s housing market was little changed in March as sellers stayed on the sidelines. Home sales in Canada’s biggest city totaled 7,187 in the month, one sale shy of the same month a year ago, the Toronto......

Original article via National Post. Click here to read. On the eve of a federal election this fall, the Liberal government is looking to help more Canadians buy their first homes by picking up a portion of their mortgage costs and increasing the amount they......

The title of this blog post is a question I get asked a lot. It’s a hard question to answer because the seller’s current life situation is the most important aspect when deciding when to sell, but assuming all things are equal it comes down......

Original article via Baystreet.ca. Click here to read. Condos continue to outpace all other market segments this February, according to a recently released report by the Toronto Real Estate Board. Condos in the 905 rose 3 per cent to $449,000 year over year while condos......

Toronto Real Estate Board President Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,025 homes sold through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2019. This sales total was down by 2.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis. Sales were also down compared to January......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. James Gurney thinks investing in real estate is a great way to build your nest egg, whether you’re 30 or 60, as long as you consider this advice: If you’re buying property, act your age. “I’ve......

Original article via Toronto Sun. Click here to read. Last year was an interesting one for the Canadian new and resale housing markets. The introduction of the mandated mortgage stress test set out by theOffice of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) had a significant effect,......

Original article via The National Post. Click here to read. When a new condominium project promises to transform one of Toronto’s hottest neighbourhoods, people take notice. It’s no wonder, then, that KING Toronto — Westbank and Allied Properties’ proposed King Street West mixed-use development —......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. Toronto real estate is super expensive, which is why there’s so much political support for first-time buyers… right? What if we told you  first-time buyers might be a large part of why prices are so high? Altus......

Original article via Toronto Storeys. Click here to read. While there’s little question that Toronto is facing a housing affordability crisis, many of us are still left wondering who’s to blame? Who is at fault for sky-high home prices, ever-shrinking condo units, high rents, low vacancies,......

Original article via Toronto Storeys. Click here to read. With bid details hidden under a cloak, buyers can be misled into inflating offers in an effort to beat out competitors. This, of course, results in a bidding war and ultimately higher priced markets. According to the......

Original article via CTV. Click here to read. The Trudeau government is looking for ways to make home-buying more affordable for millennials, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he held pre-budget public events in the Toronto suburbs. Morneau made the comment after giving a speech......

Original article via CBC News. Click here to read. Homebuyers should watch what they say during home viewings, according to an Ontario real estate agent who says two of her clients recently used cameras and microphones to eavesdrop on potential buyers. Juliana Webster says the rules should......

Original article via Daily Hive. Click here to read. Condo prices in Toronto jumped 10.1% year-over-year to $569,812 in the fourth quarter of 2018, along with the rate of appreciation for most other types of homes throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The increase is slightly above the rise......

Original article via BlogTO. Click here to read. Renting in Toronto has never been a walk in the park, but some listings tend to remind us just how dire the housing situation in the city really is. Point and case: this beyond miniscule condo unit by......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. It’ll be hard to top the anticipation borrowers felt going into last year, a year that gave us one of the biggest mortgage rule changes of all time – the new “stress test” – and a......

Original article via CTV News. Click here to read. Amazon says it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto. The online retail behemoth says the jobs will be in fields including software development, machine learning and cloud computing. The announcement comes as Amazon is set......

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