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We have to improve housing affordability for future generations

I’m sensing a lot of negativity these days - not just in the housing market, but all around the world and close to home. And you know what? I’m tired. Thank goodness the Canada Day Long weekend is coming up. 

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Average price of a new condo in the GTA nears $780,000 Image

Average price of a new condo in the GTA nears $780,000

In May 2019, there were 4,794 new home sales in the Greater Toronto Area, according to Altus Group, the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s trusted source for new home market intelligence.

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More than 80,000 Canadians will be doing this on June 30 Image

More than 80,000 Canadians will be doing this on June 30

According to moving company, Two Men and a Truck, the weekend of June 30 is the busiest moving time of the whole year. Every year, 4.4 million of the 37 million Canadians move into a new home (or roughly 1.5 million families).

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Toronto homebuyers blame population growth for soaring housing prices Image

Toronto homebuyers blame population growth for soaring housing prices

Housing prices are considered high in the Greater Toronto Area, and many of the professionals in the industry blame the lack of supply. Turns out that’s not how homebuyers see it. 

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The potential of modular housing in Toronto

In an effort to combat homelessness, the City of Toronto is moving forward with a pilot project involving underutilized public land and modular housing.

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Generation Z will soon have the most purchasing power Image

Generation Z will soon have the most purchasing power

It looks like millennials have officially taken over the City of Toronto, but they won’t hold their top position long as Generation Z is on the rise. 

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How to create the perfect backyard for entertaining

Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a large celebration, adding the right elements to your space can make your outdoor areas shine like the summer sun. Here are six ways to infuse the perfect elements for all of your entertainment needs this season.

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Upper Mill Pond in Hamilton is the 55+ community you’ve been looking for Image

Upper Mill Pond in Hamilton is the 55+ community you’ve been looking for

Is it time to downsize? Perhaps you’re trying to convince your parents to sell their large detached home and move into something more manageable and maintenance-free. You should tell them about Upper Mill Pond in Hamilton.  

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3 new luxury hotel and condo towers coming to the Loretto Academy site in Niagara Falls Image

3 new luxury hotel and condo towers coming to the Loretto Academy site in Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls area has been a hot spot this year. Housing starts are trending higher, and now three towers have been announced! 

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Your first look at the furnished model homes at Parc Towns Image

Your first look at the furnished model homes at Parc Towns

One of the most exciting new condo communities in Mississauga is Daniels Erin Mills, and we just received a fresh new look at the model units for Parc Towns! 

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The Kennedy Manors grand opening is just a few days away! Image

The Kennedy Manors grand opening is just a few days away!

You will soon be able to buy a luxury townhome in the prestigious Angus Glen community in Markham, as Kylemore Communities has announced the grand opening date of Kennedy Manors. 

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The FTHBI won’t improve housing affordability in the Greater Toronto Area Image

The FTHBI won’t improve housing affordability in the Greater Toronto Area

Right before the federal election, Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will kick into action, making it easier for thousands of buyers across the country to dive into the market.

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Stone & South in Gananoque is now under construction! Image

Stone & South in Gananoque is now under construction!

When you think of getting away for the weekend, you probably picture a cottage up north. After visiting Stone & South in Gananoque for the second time, we think you should be heading east. 

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Everything you need to know about Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Image

Everything you need to know about Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

If you’re a first-time buyer in Canada, you’ve likely been waiting for details on the federal government’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive program. Well, the details are here, including a start date.

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These Toronto area condos are designed for families Image

These Toronto area condos are designed for families

As the average price of a new single-family home in the Greater Toronto Area hovers above $1 million, more people with children are embracing the condo lifestyle. But which condos are good for kids? 

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Canadian home sales remain strong through spring Image

Canadian home sales remain strong through spring

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, Canadian home sales increased 1.9% in May compared to April 2019, hitting the 10-year average for the month.

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Did you know the Piña Colada was invented at a Hilton? Image

Did you know the Piña Colada was invented at a Hilton?

Recently, Hilton celebrated 100 years of hospitality, and we learned some interesting facts about the storied company!  

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Moving tips that you may not have heard before Image

Moving tips that you may not have heard before

Whether you bought a new home or you’re renting, moving is basically the same. You have to pack up all your things and bring them to your new home. But there are things you can do to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible. 

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These tips will help you sell your home this summer Image

These tips will help you sell your home this summer

Sales are still outpacing new listings in the resale market, but all that means is that it’s a seller’s market, so the summer may be a great time for you to list your home. 

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Toronto to get taller residential buildings, but is it a smart move? Image

Toronto to get taller residential buildings, but is it a smart move?

Doug Ford just can’t seem to let go of his obsession with Toronto. First he cut the size of council nearly in half, and now his government is changing official development plans. 

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Toronto condo construction takes a breather as sales pick up steam Image

Toronto condo construction takes a breather as sales pick up steam

New home sales may be picking up steam this spring, but residential construction slowed down slightly across the country.

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Vitriol surrounding Bill 108 is another reminder that Toronto’s housing crisis is unsolvable Image

Vitriol surrounding Bill 108 is another reminder that Toronto’s housing crisis is unsolvable

Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, has proposed numerous changes to land use planning in Ontario. A lot of people are not happy about the amendments and the potential impacts.

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New 36’ detached homes coming soon to Cobblestones in South Brampton Image

New 36’ detached homes coming soon to Cobblestones in South Brampton

With news that home sales activity is on the rebound this year, it’s not surprising to see that Fieldgate Homes is riding the wave, following up their recent success at Blue Sky in Stouffville with a highly anticipated release at Cobblestones.

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More than half of Canadian millennials considering buying a recreational property Image

More than half of Canadian millennials considering buying a recreational property

According to the 2019 RE/MAX Recreational Property Omnibus Survey, 56% of Canadian millennials are considering buying a recreational property. This is a 14% increase compared to last year. 

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Ontario passes Bill to increase housing supply Image

Ontario passes Bill to increase housing supply

The province of Ontario just passed Bill 108, also known as the More Homes, More Choice: Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan. 

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How to prepare your home for summer! Image

How to prepare your home for summer!

It may not feel like it right now, but summer is right around the corner. We’re sure you’re looking forward to backyard barbecues and some of you have probably opened the pool, but there are some other home maintenance tasks that you should do this month.

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Resale housing market continues upswing, but still slower than long-term average Image

Resale housing market continues upswing, but still slower than long-term average

The Greater Toronto Area resale housing market continued its upswing as sales activity increased in May 2019, according to data from the Toronto Real Estate Board. 

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Toronto home prices faring better than some, 2 years after FHP Image

Toronto home prices faring better than some, 2 years after FHP

The Fair Housing Plan was introduced by the former Liberal provincial government as a solution to runaway home price growth; year-over-year values had spiked over 30% in the Greater Toronto Area, prompting concerns.

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Toronto has to meet housing demand or people are going to start leaving Image

Toronto has to meet housing demand or people are going to start leaving

Toronto’s population is growing quickly, and I’m worried we don’t have enough homes to accommodate all the people who want to call this city home. 

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New home sales centre etiquette tips everyone should read Image

New home sales centre etiquette tips everyone should read

If you’re a first-time buyer, visiting a new home sales centre or presentation centre can be intimidating, especially if it’s a big opening and there’s a crowd.

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Peter Gilgan Foundation donates $100 million to SickKids Image

Peter Gilgan Foundation donates $100 million to SickKids

The CEO and founder of Mattamy Homes, Peter Gilgan, just made a record-breaking donation to The Hospital for Sick Children. 

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Would you pay a premium for a third bedroom? Image

Would you pay a premium for a third bedroom?

Would you pay more for a condo unit because it has an extra bedroom, even if the square footage was the same as a unit with fewer bedrooms? 

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Blue Sky opening in Stouffville a huge success! Image

Blue Sky opening in Stouffville a huge success!

It’s been a busy spring for Fieldgate Homes. Just over a week ago, they sold out at Park Vista in Whitby in a single day. Then last weekend, they had a huge turnout at Blue Sky in Stouffville! 

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Canada creating a Real Estate Task Force to ensure tax-compliance Image

Canada creating a Real Estate Task Force to ensure tax-compliance

According to the government of Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency, tax non-compliance and money laundering can be a significant factor causing the rising cost of housing in the country’s hottest markets. 

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The mortgage stress test is flawed because it doesn\

The mortgage stress test is flawed because it doesn't consider income growth

There’s a mortgage stress test duel underway, and the weapons of choice are reports and open letters. Who will win?

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Condos and casinos nixed for Ontario Place redevelopment Image

Condos and casinos nixed for Ontario Place redevelopment

Earlier this year, you had an opportunity to share your ideas for the Ontario Place redevelopment. Now, the provincial government is seeking proposals and concepts from around the world. 

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