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6 big ways the new home industry gave back this year Image

6 big ways the new home industry gave back this year

As part of our Best of 2018 series, we want to highlight six big ways members of the new home industry gave back this year (in chronological order).

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Condo construction on the rise as detached homes remain unaffordable Image

Condo construction on the rise as detached homes remain unaffordable

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its housing starts results for November 2018, reporting the national housing starts trend increased last month. 

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Cliche home decor ideas for winter that you should still do Image

Cliche home decor ideas for winter that you should still do

There are countless winter home decor guides online, so we’re highlighting a few of the most cliche that you’ll find on basically every list, but you still might want to do them anyway. 

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It’s time to test 3D printed housing in northern communities

The Conference Board of Canada recently released a report, recommending the testing of 3D printed housing in northern climates to see if the construction process is an affordable and realistic option for remote and Indigenous communities. 

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The most memorable new home industry events of 2018

What was your most memorable new home industry event of 2018? Was it the BILD Awards? Maybe another award show? While award shows are fun, we want to highlight some other events that stand out as we reminisce about the past year. 

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Canadian housing market won’t crash like the U.S.

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada conducted a study to see if Canada’s housing market shared the same fate as the United States, with regards to the 2008-09 bubble and crash. 

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5 new art installations coming to Toronto’s waterfront this winter Image

5 new art installations coming to Toronto’s waterfront this winter

Who’s excited to visit Toronto’s chilly, breezy waterfront this winter? Not so much? But what if you get to visit these awesome public art installations? We think the third annual Ice Breakers exhibition will definitely draw crowds down to Queens Quay. 

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Toronto real estate price growth continues to moderate Image

Toronto real estate price growth continues to moderate

The Toronto Real Estate Board released its monthly resale market results, reporting a continuation of moderate price growth in the Greater Toronto Area. 

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Surprise: Toronto far from Ontario’s top sellers’ market Image

Surprise: Toronto far from Ontario’s top sellers’ market

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, an SNLR between 40 – 60% is considered a balanced market, with below and above that threshold indicating buyers’ and sellers’ conditions, respectively.

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Is it time to repeal the B-20 stress test?

An interesting article caught my eye at the end of last week - executives at Mattamy Homes and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association believe that the B-20 stress test should be repealed or at the very least reduced. 

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Home maintenance tasks to complete before the holidays Image

Home maintenance tasks to complete before the holidays

Now that more snow is on the way and the cold is setting in, your monthly home maintenance tasks become somewhat repetitive.

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Fusion Homes has quick closings available in Kitchener and Guelph! Image

Fusion Homes has quick closings available in Kitchener and Guelph!

Fusion Homes just shared some exciting news with us - they have a wide selection of quick move-in homes available in Guelph and Kitchener.  

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Mattamy and Biddington offering special incentives at Vita on the Lake and Vita Two Image

Mattamy and Biddington offering special incentives at Vita on the Lake and Vita Two

We just received news from Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes that the Vita on the Lake and Vita Two sales centre has moved to allow for construction to progress on the waterfront in Etobicoke. 

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The Best of 2018: A look back at the new home industry Image

The Best of 2018: A look back at the new home industry

It’s December. Can you believe it? We can’t. We likely say this every year, but we feel like this year went by especially quickly. It seems like we were gearing up for spring openings just yesterday. 

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Follow these important steps to go from renting to owning

Now that rent control no longer applies to newly built or converted rental units, you have even more reason to start saving up to buy your first home. 

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National Geographic lists Toronto as one of the best places to visit in 2019 Image

National Geographic lists Toronto as one of the best places to visit in 2019

National Geographic recently released its Best Trips 2019 list, and guess which city is on the list. That’s right, Toronto is one of 28 places that National Geographic says you should visit next year. 

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Ontario vacancy rate remains near historical lows Image

Ontario vacancy rate remains near historical lows

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its latest Rental Market Survey, reporting a drop in the overall vacancy rate. 

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35 new home openings in the Greater Toronto Area lead to boost in supply Image

35 new home openings in the Greater Toronto Area lead to boost in supply

The Building Industry and Land Development Association released its new home market results for October 2018, reporting an increase in activity in the Greater Toronto Area. 

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Share your ideas on how to increase housing supply in Ontario

The idea is that more supply will lead to lower rent. This looks like it’s just a prelude to a series of changes that could come into play with the Housing Supply Action Plan. 

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Santa’s custom North Pole home increases in value to nearly $765,000 Image

Santa’s custom North Pole home increases in value to nearly $765,000

Zillow just released a very important statement, announcing that Santa Claus’ home at the North Pole has increased in value to an estimated $764,389, which is a 7.6% year-over-year increase. 

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Nearly 1 million people supported by Government of Canada’s investments in housing support Image

Nearly 1 million people supported by Government of Canada’s investments in housing support

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently announced that since 2016 nearly 1 million people across the country have benefitted from the federal government's investments in building more affordable housing. 

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4 innovative approaches to building more affordable housing

The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development published a blog post recently, listing a few creative ways to build affordable housing in markets that have become expensive. 

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Fieldgate just released new 36’ detached homes at Whitby Meadows! Image

Fieldgate just released new 36’ detached homes at Whitby Meadows!

Tack on another win for Fieldgate Homes thanks to their successful opening last weekend at Whitby Meadows. 

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Looks like Montréal may be Canada’s next hot spot for real estate investment Image

Looks like Montréal may be Canada’s next hot spot for real estate investment

According to the Metropolitan Outlook: Autumn 2018 report by the Conference Board of Canada, Montréal is the metropolitan growth leader in Canada this year. What does this mean for the city’s housing market? 

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How to help Toronto’s homeless this holiday season Image

How to help Toronto’s homeless this holiday season

All year, we focus on helping you find a new home in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, so we want to take a moment to fill you in on how you can support the homeless this holiday season - especially since we just had an extreme cold weather alert.

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Resale condo market share still climbing due to relative affordability Image

Resale condo market share still climbing due to relative affordability

As affordability issues persist in the single-family home market, resale condo market share continues to climb, according to a new report from RE/MAX. 

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Housing affordability suffering due to red tape and other development delays Image

Housing affordability suffering due to red tape and other development delays

The Building Industry and Land Development Association and Malone Given Parsons released the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Land Supply Analysis, reporting that the province’s growth policies have led to a lack of supply and higher priced housing. 

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Will scrapping rent control actually create more supply? Image

Will scrapping rent control actually create more supply?

Newinhomes.com doesn’t really focus on rental developments, but I believe rental, resale, and new home markets influence and impact one another, so I feel it necessary to take some time to share my thoughts on the scrapping of rent control.

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Geranium has quick move-in homes available in Whitchurch-Stouffville!  Image

Geranium has quick move-in homes available in Whitchurch-Stouffville!

We just received some exciting news from Geranium - they have quick move-in homes available in Whitchurch-Stouffville! There are homes you can move into right now, and some that will be ready for January 2019 occupancy.

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New 36’ detached homes coming soon to Whitby Meadows! Image

New 36’ detached homes coming soon to Whitby Meadows!

Fieldgate Homes has been busy this month, with openings and special bonus offers over the last couple weekends. Now, you can look forward to a new release at Whitby Meadows! 

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Tips to help you prepare for the worst snowstorm Image

Tips to help you prepare for the worst snowstorm

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, southern Ontario is in for a cold, wet winter with plenty of rain and snow. Are you ready? We just had our first taste, but what are you going to do if we get hit harder than that? 

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Toronto home sells in ‘action-packed’ online auction

On The Block Realty developed the auction platform. The listing had a number of viewings before the auction date, and in their release, they say people were receptive and interested in the open auction bidding process. 

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National home sales activity loses steam in October 2018 Image

National home sales activity loses steam in October 2018

The Canadian Real Estate Association released its monthly home sales results for October 2018, reporting a loss of momentum from September.

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Read this before moving to the suburbs to save money Image

Read this before moving to the suburbs to save money

A new report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation finds that the savings from buying a lower priced house in the suburbs of Toronto may be offset by commuting costs. 

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New townhomes still important despite falling sales and growing demand for condos Image

New townhomes still important despite falling sales and growing demand for condos

The Altus Group released its latest housing report last month with a focus on how new townhomes are playing a role in Canada’s new home market. 

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Would new road rules for King Street impact condo prices? Image

Would new road rules for King Street impact condo prices?

The King Street Pilot is an innovative approach to a unique stretch of downtown Toronto. The evidence seems to be there to justify making the regulations permanent, but we’ll have to wait to see what the new council decides.

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