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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......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. Ontario cottage prices are heading north this year according to a report from Royal LePage that forecasts a 10.4 per cent year-over-year increase in Ontario recreational property values this year, despite a softer housing market in urban......

Original article via City News. Click here to read. Housing affordability is a major issue for many Ontarians getting set to cast their ballots in the provincial election. The governing Liberals brought in measures last year that, along with higher interest rates and tighter mortgage lending......

Original article via Better Dwelling. Click here to read. Last year’s hottest real estate markets, are this year’s fastest cooling ones. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) numbers show the majority of markets saw the sales-to-new listings ratio (SNLR) decline significantly in April. There were a few markets that......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. Almost a decade after Toronto Community Housing Corp. announced that the Daniels Corp. would be its developer partner for “all future phases” of the Regent Park revitalization, the agency’s management has told residents and the building industry that......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read. In the face of a correction in Toronto’s housing market, sellers aren’t panicking. Even with transactions at their lowest level since the 2009 recession, sellers in Canada’s largest city have avoided listing their homes en masse in......

Original article via CBC. Click here to read. Toronto is hoping that new provincial rules will stop residents of the city’s apartment buildings, condos and other multi-residential buildings from throwing food scraps in the garbage. Almost half of Toronto residents live in condos, apartment buildings or co-operatives,......

Original article via Architects Newspaper. Click here to read. A 44-story tower has been proposed to top one of Toronto’s most beloved pieces of 20th-century architecture—and many Torontonians aren’t happy. The former Bank of Canada building, built in 1958 and designed by Marani & Morris, currently stands......

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