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Original article via The Star. Click here to read. A Toronto Re/Max brokerage owned by the former president of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has become the fourth Canadian company to sign a listing deal with Seattle-based online giant Zillow.com. Tim Syrianos of Re/Max Ultimate......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. The Toronto area’s high-priced housing market is climbing again, with double-digit sales gains this summer expected to continue through the fall, according to two real estate company reports. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada says the fall luxury market......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. Canada’s real estate market is expected to slow further, with rising interest rates and more stringent mortgage rules set to cool home sales and price rises, a Reuters poll of property market analysts showed on Monday.......

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced sales and price increases on a year-over-year basis in August. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,839 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August 2018 – an 8.5 per cent increase compared to August 2017. Both the average......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. In the wake of a landmark court decision, traditional real estate brokerages are playing catch-up with online startups that have been developing tools to display detailed house-price data for years. Online real estate brokerages and new......

Original article via RenX. Click here to read. RioCan REIT (REI-UN-T) completed 119,000 square feet of development in the second quarter, and there’s plenty more to come over the next few years as it unlocks further value in its properties. “We currently have 66 developments in our pipeline,......

Original article via Better Dwelling. Click here to read. If you liked Toronto’s detached real estate market at peak prices last year, you’ll love it here. Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) numbers show July had a surge of detached sales. Unfortunately the increase has limited meaning, since July......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. Across the Toronto region, with the exception of condos, year-over-year home prices have remained relatively flat, although they inched up 2.5 per cent overall in June, led by a 9.5 per cent increase in condos, according to......

Original article via Global News. Click here to read. Condos are the gateway to homeownership for many Canadian families and the key to unlocking much-needed retirement funds for downsizing boomers. And in the country’s priciest real estate markets, they are often the only option for homebuyers......

Original article via Urban Toronto. Click here to read. Every year since 2000, the Serpentine Galleries in London’s Kensington Gardens have commissioned the design and construction of a temporary pavilion to stand out front for six months. The commissions go to architectural firms which do not......

Original article via Born2Invest. Click here to read. Instead of negotiating with real estate agents, people are now turning to technology when buying and even selling a house. Last January, Ron and Marilyn Hougardy had their home sold for $890,500—well above the $880,000 value, it was......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. Builders in Toronto are facing something of a dilemna: Residents want fewer high-rises and planners are making available more sites suitable for more compact buildings, but costs are making mid-rise residential properties exceptionally expensive to construct.......

Original article via Financial Post. Click here to read. Unlike owner-occupied housing, our understanding of rental housing is inadequate at best. Even basic information on the rental market, such as by the type and size of housing and across neighbourhoods, is not readily available. This leaves......

Original article via Real Estate News Exchange. Click here to read. Much has been written in recent months about the stability of the new homes market in the Greater Toronto Area, with most news media reports confirming a precipitous decline in sale prices, the general bottoming-out......

Original article via Toronto Storeys. Click here to read. Zillow has firmed up Canadian expansion plans, but what does this mean for local real estate? About eight months after U.S. real estate website Zillow first revealed it was considering adding Canadian listings to its online portal, the company confirmed last......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Clic here to read. Brice Scheschuk is a fan of investing in private real-estate securities. He likes that they don’t move in tandem with stock markets and can offer unique profit opportunities. In his personal portfolio, he holds units in......

Original article via Urban Toronto. Click here to read. Laneway housing may finally be coming to Toronto. Last week, a Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) meeting cleared the way for City Council to approve a long-awaited policy to allow secondary residential units in the city’s......

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