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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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New mural unveiled at Grid Condos in Toronto Image

New mural unveiled at Grid Condos in Toronto

There are so many ways for a city to embrace and support public art, and we love it when the members of the new home industry go that extra mile to create something beautiful for the community in which they’re building. 

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It will soon be easier to figure out how much your neighbour paid for their home Image

It will soon be easier to figure out how much your neighbour paid for their home

Less than a year ago, the Supreme Court rejected the Toronto Real Estate Board’s appeal to prevent brokerages and real estate agents from publishing sold data online. Now a whole crop of “proptech” companies have launched.

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Homebuyers stepping off the sidelines as market confidence grows Image

Homebuyers stepping off the sidelines as market confidence grows

I was reviewing the recent new home market figures released by Altus Group and the Building Industry and Land Development Association, and I believe the Greater Toronto Area is almost on the right track. 

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Park Vista in Whitby sells out in just one day! Image

Park Vista in Whitby sells out in just one day!

April 2019 proved to be a busy month for the new home market, and based on the success that Fieldgate Homes and Paradise Developments saw at Park Vista in Whitby last weekend, it seems like May has been strong, too. 

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New home sales in the Greater Toronto Area soar 123% Image

New home sales in the Greater Toronto Area soar 123%

According to Altus Group, the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s trusted source for new home market intelligence, there were 3,853 new home sales in the Greater Toronto Area in April 2019, which is a 123% year-over-year increase.

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First all-female real estate development team making history in Toronto Image

First all-female real estate development team making history in Toronto

It’s no secret that the new home industry is a male-dominated one. From builders and developers to architects and engineers, the “biggest names” are men. Just flipping through our own contact list, it’s obvious that men outnumber women in real estate.

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CMHC president defends the mortgage stress test Image

CMHC president defends the mortgage stress test

Is it true that the mortgage stress test doesn’t really have unintended consequences? That’s what Evan Siddall, the president and CEO of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, believes. 

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Mortgage activity slows as Canadians fall deeper into debt Image

Mortgage activity slows as Canadians fall deeper into debt

Since late 2015, the mortgage delinquency rate among 65+ mortgage holders has been on the rise and the highest among all age groups, says the Mortgage and Consumer Credit Trends report by CMHC.

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Taking a closer look at Inclusionary Zoning policy in Toronto Image

Taking a closer look at Inclusionary Zoning policy in Toronto

On May 28, 2019, the Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan Policy Directions will be considered by the Planning and Housing Committee, then pending the results, it will go to City Council on June 18.

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This could be your final opportunity to buy at PACE on Main in Stouffville Image

This could be your final opportunity to buy at PACE on Main in Stouffville

This is your chance to get a glimpse of what PACE on Main in Stouffville has to offer! Geranium just announced they are hosting an Open House this weekend (May 25 and 26). 

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The Art Shoppe is closing its iconic Toronto showroom and yes, there’s a sale! Image

The Art Shoppe is closing its iconic Toronto showroom and yes, there’s a sale!

Even if you can’t afford to actually shop at The Art Shoppe, you’ve likely heard of the iconic 70,000 square foot showroom in the Castlefield Design District in Toronto. The company has an 83-year history, and they are planning for the next era.

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