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Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. Toronto’s condominium market hit another market milestone as the number of proposed apartments in the Greater Toronto Area passed 380,152 units in 2017, according to a study by market analysts Urbanation Inc. “Proposed” simply means a......

Original article via CBC. Click here to read. The Canadian real estate market got off to a good start this year with house prices rising in January, as Toronto saw its first gain in six months, according to a bank measurement. The Teranet-National Bank composite house price index, rose 0.3 per......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. The dip in Toronto’s housing market means there’s a different dynamic at play between sellers and buyers this year. An analysis by Zoocasa shows more neighbourhoods have become buyer’s markets — areas where there is enough competition......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. Sidewalk Labs, a Google company aiming to branch out into city planning, has come up with a futuristic vision for a chunk of the lakefront in Canada’s biggest city. The plan for Quayside, a data-oriented high-tech neighbourhood......

Original article via Huffington Post. Click here to read. First, there’s no such thing as a Canadian real estate market. You buy one home on one street in one neighbourhood in one city. This is true now more than ever. What happens in Canada’s largest and......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. Starting Jan.1, home buyers faced a new challenge in addition to rising prices and a restricted supply of available homes — a mortgage stress test designed to cool the overheated housing markets. The test, introduced by the......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. Like many people in their late 20s and early 30s, Heather Payne and her husband, Shawn Konopinsky, are bright, ambitious and successful – but they don’t own the place where they live with their one-year-old baby.......

Original article via Financial Post. Click here to read. Last year was a blockbuster for Canada’s real estate developers after work began on the most homes in a decade amid soaring demand nationwide. Construction started on 219,675 units, according to 2017 data Tuesday from Canada Mortgage......

Original article via Money Trends. Click here to read. There’s never a dull day in real estate. Last year started off with a big nervous question: Will the Canadian housing market crash? In 2018, the new year started off with more of a sigh. Analysts across......

Original article via Canadian Mortgage  Trends. Click here to read. It can be a chore to stay on top of the latest mortgage news these days, particularly given the barrage of forecasts and predictions for housing markets in 2018. Unsurprisingly, the majority of forecasts for the......

Original article via Newswire. Click here to read. New home sales in the GTA slowed slightly in November, with condo apartments continuing to drive the bulk of the sales and a record low number of new single-family home sales, the Building Industry and Land Development Association......

Original article via CTV News. Click here to read. With tighter mortgage regulations coming in January, some uncertainty surrounds the real estate market in 2018. Real estate expert Karyn Filiatrault spoke with CTV’s Your Morning on Monday, to share the five real estate trends she expects......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. When news broke in 2013 that the World’s Biggest Bookstore was shuttering its doors, book lovers mourned the loss of a Toronto staple. Memories shared on blogs and social media revealed its place in Toronto’s cultural landscape: Lovebirds told......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. There’s nothing novel about families living in high-rise apartments in big cities, of course, and Toronto’s 1960s-vintage slab towers have housed tens of thousands of families with children for decades. But among GTA buyers who might have......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. A buyer has been found for the Toronto house where Prince Harry and Suits actress Meghan Markle spent time before announcing their engagement last month. Real estate agent Alex Beauregard says the two-storey, three-bedroom house — which......

Original article via BuzzBuzzHome. Click here to read. After a spring of record-breaking prices, and a summer of plunging ones, Toronto’s housing market seems to have finally balanced out. The question is, will it last? Not according to Derek Holt, head of capital markets economics at......

Original article via Urban Toronto. Click here to read. The latest monthly report from the Toronto Real Estate Board President (TREB) is showing that a steady demand remains for homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). During the month of November, a total of 7,374 home slaes were......

Original article via Reuters. Click here to read. The market for condos and attached properties surged in Canada’s main real estate markets, Toronto and Vancouver, as buyer interest in expensive detached homes has withered, data showed on Tuesday. Toronto home sales and prices were down in......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. “Everyone is remote now,” he says. “The co-working thing is just exploding.” Mr. Tischler is part of a growing number of small-business types who are looking for creative approaches to work spaces. Traditional offices, with a......

Original article via BNN. Click here to read. The Building Industry and Land Development Association says the Greater Toronto Area’s supply of newly constructed condos last month hit its highest level since it began tracking that data about 15 years ago. The group says that of......

Original article via CityTV. Click here to read. The idea behind the government’s plan — spending billions first to build up Canada’s stock of affordable housing, and later to provide direct benefits to tenants, rather than spending on shelters — is to ensure fewer Canadians remain......

Original article via BuzzBuzzHome. Click here to read. It’s been quite the year for the Canadian real estate market, with industry observers worrying about a housing bubble one day, and excess regulation the next. But according to one poll, Canadians are getting optimistic about real estate......

Original article via Urban Toronto. Click here to read. The initial buildout of Toronto’s West Don Lands created an Athletes’ Village for the 2015 Pan Am Games. After the event, it was converted into the city’s newest neighbourhood. In the time since the “Canary District” was......

Original article via CityTV. Click here to read. A huge new public green space approximately the size of 14 football fields is coming to Toronto’s waterfront. In a release on Tuesday, the province announced that it is going ahead with the planning and design of Celebration......

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