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Canadian housing starts remain steady heading into winter Image

Canadian housing starts remain steady heading into winter

​​​​​​​As Canada approaches the harsh winter months, it looks like the nation’s housing starts remained steady through November 2019, according to the latest data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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Mortgage market gaining strength heading into 2020

​​​​​​​As Canadian housing prices are forecasted to climb in 2020, it looks like the state of the mortgage market will also see some “renewed strength,” according to a recent report by TransUnion.

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What can a middle-class home buyer afford across Canada? Image

What can a middle-class home buyer afford across Canada?

According to the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average residential home will now set prospective home buyers back $525,000, though affordability challenges are much more acute in the nation’s priciest markets.

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Province of Ontario announces complete overhaul of its new home warranty program Image

Province of Ontario announces complete overhaul of its new home warranty program

Looking forward to the new year, new homeowners may feel more confident in Ontario’s new home warranty system, as the province has announced a complete overhaul of the Tarion Warranty Corporation. 

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Nearly half of Canadian millennials believe homeownership is a ‘pipedream’ Image

Nearly half of Canadian millennials believe homeownership is a ‘pipedream’

Though millennials may be the most educated and making a decent amount of money, homeownership still seems like a “pipedream” to many of them, according to the results of a new poll commissioned by KPMG.

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Pedestrian safety a top priority in master-planned Agincourt Mall Redevelopment Image

Pedestrian safety a top priority in master-planned Agincourt Mall Redevelopment

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Steve Bishop, Vice President, Development Services at North American Development Group, to get a behind-the-scenes look at where they are in the process with the ambitious Agincourt Mall Redevelopment.

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Average price of a resale condo unit in the GTA jumps more than 11% Image

Average price of a resale condo unit in the GTA jumps more than 11%

As we approach the winter months, the Greater Toronto Area’s resale market continues to tighten, which has led to aggressive price increases. 

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City of Toronto releases the proposed $23.4 billion HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan Image

City of Toronto releases the proposed $23.4 billion HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan

The start of a new decade is right around the corner, and with the housing affordability crisis still looming in Toronto, real estate is on a lot of people’s minds. 

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Fighting climate change will be a top priority for the real estate industry in 2020 Image

Fighting climate change will be a top priority for the real estate industry in 2020

As I look forward to 2020, I can’t help but feel like energy efficiency and fighting climate change will be top priorities in the new year. 

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You can still have a holiday vibe in your condo building Image

You can still have a holiday vibe in your condo building

​​​​​​​Driving around the suburbs at this time of year, you get to take in the holiday decorations lining the streets. You can’t say the same about walking home through the hall of your condo building. 

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Ontario releases new guide on how to build or buy tiny homes Image

Ontario releases new guide on how to build or buy tiny homes

​​​​​​​In an effort to promote and encourage innovative housing options, the province of Ontario has released a guide on how to legally build a tiny home on your property. 

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The average price of a new condo in Toronto could surpass $1,600 psf in five years Image

The average price of a new condo in Toronto could surpass $1,600 psf in five years

As we approach the end of 2019, we reached out to real estate consultant and analyst, Ben Myers, President of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc., to get a clear picture of the state of the Greater Toronto Area’s housing market

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Your first sneak peek at 5 Hamilton in Waterdown Image

Your first sneak peek at 5 Hamilton in Waterdown

​​​​​​​Want the convenience of condo life without the hustle and bustle of downtown? Then you should definitely register for 5 Hamilton, the latest development in Waterdown by Hawk Ridge Homes. 

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Kylemore supports local youth shelter with donations and team spirit! Image

Kylemore supports local youth shelter with donations and team spirit!

​​​​​​​It’s the season of giving, and one of the Greater Toronto Area builders that gives the most throughout the year and holiday season is Kylemore Communities. 

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Now may be the time to invest in a winter recreational property Image

Now may be the time to invest in a winter recreational property

​​​​​​​Did the early snowfall get you thinking about skiing and snowboarding? According to a recent report, now may be the time to invest in one of Canada’s winter recreational property markets. 

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Capital Developments and Metropia create $17 million land trust to build affordable housing in Toronto Image

Capital Developments and Metropia create $17 million land trust to build affordable housing in Toronto

​​​​​​​If the Greater Toronto Area is going to accommodate the growing population and fight the housing affordability crisis, we need more partnerships like this one.

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2020 is looking good as homebuyer confidence bounces back Image

2020 is looking good as homebuyer confidence bounces back

​​​​​​​Throughout 2019, Ontario’s housing market has shown signs of rebounding, and it looks like the strong activity will continue into 2020, according to a recent report from RE/MAX.

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Is fuelling demand really the answer to the affordability crisis? Image

Is fuelling demand really the answer to the affordability crisis?

​​​​​​​Some new home sales figures for the Greater Toronto Area came out at the beginning of this week, and it got me thinking about various housing market initiatives addressing affordability.

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Daniels FirstHome Keelesdale launching in early 2020! Image

Daniels FirstHome Keelesdale launching in early 2020!

​​​​​​​There’s an incredible opportunity for first-time buyers and move-up buyers coming in the new year in Toronto! 

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2 quick-closing homes available at Village Square in Uxbridge! Image

2 quick-closing homes available at Village Square in Uxbridge!

​​​​​​​If you’re on the hunt for a quick closing and want your family to move into a brand new townhome, then you have to check out these two incredible options at Village Square in Uxbridge by Maple Brook Homes.

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The Greater Toronto Area’s new home market is levelling out Image

The Greater Toronto Area’s new home market is levelling out

​​​​​​​The Greater Toronto Area’s new home market was busy in October, according to the latest figures released by the Building Industry and Land Development Association and its reliable source for new home market intelligence, Altus Group. 

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Home decor colour trends to keep in mind for winter and 2020 Image

Home decor colour trends to keep in mind for winter and 2020

​​​​​​​The colder weather is in full swing and 2020 is right around the corner. It’s time to start looking ahead at what the winter and new year have in store for colour trends. 

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A shocking number of Canadians worry that they’ll never be debt free Image

A shocking number of Canadians worry that they’ll never be debt free

​​​​​​​Nearly all Canadians believe the average household is in too much debt, and it looks like everyone is right. The results of the Manulife Bank Debt Survey shows that 40% of indebted Canadians do not expect to escape their debt in their lifetimes.

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Toronto real estate may be at risk of a rapid price correction, says IMF Image

Toronto real estate may be at risk of a rapid price correction, says IMF

​​​​​​​Hamilton, Toronto, and Vancouver may be at risk of a rapid home price correction, according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund. 

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Ontario is the third most energy efficient province in Canada, but with a failing grade Image

Ontario is the third most energy efficient province in Canada, but with a failing grade

​​​​​​​According to a recent report, Ontario is the third most energy efficient province in Canada, but there is plenty of room for improvement. 

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7 interior design ideas to lower your energy costs! Image

7 interior design ideas to lower your energy costs!

​​​​​​​It looks like it could be a long, harsh winter! Accu-weather predicts Ontario to have cold, stormy weather and Arctic blasts. The GTA can expect significant snowfall. This could be the perfect time to think about saving energy. 

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New provincial rules you should know if you are a real estate agent Image

New provincial rules you should know if you are a real estate agent

​​​​​​​When you buy or sell a home, it’s the largest transaction of your life, so you deserve to work with a well trained, competent, trustworthy real estate agent.

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New short-term rental regulations you need to know if you own property in Toronto Image

New short-term rental regulations you need to know if you own property in Toronto

​​​​​​​The City of Toronto will be moving forward with the new short-term rental regulations that were proposed and approved back in late 2017. 

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The Year of Public Art in Toronto and the role of the new home industry Image

The Year of Public Art in Toronto and the role of the new home industry

​​​​​​​At the beginning of this week, Mayor John Tory declared 2021 as the Year of Public Art in Toronto. So, what exactly does that mean and can the new home industry play a role? 

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The top reasons to buy a pre-construction home Image

The top reasons to buy a pre-construction home

​​​​​​​Thinking of buying a new pre-construction home in the Greater Toronto Area? You’ve come to the right place. There are many reasons why a pre-construction home is the right move for you. 

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Renting in Toronto seems hopeless for some graduating students Image

Renting in Toronto seems hopeless for some graduating students

​​​​​​​The topic of renting in Toronto has become more and more of an anxiety inducing conversation for those freshly out of university or college who are making their first strides in a work environment. 

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First-time buyer activity dropping as housing market rebounds Image

First-time buyer activity dropping as housing market rebounds

With the majority of the year behind us, it looks like the Canadian housing market bounced back in 2019, but we can’t say the same about first-time buyers. 

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Greater Toronto Area home sales slowing, but prices still on the rise Image

Greater Toronto Area home sales slowing, but prices still on the rise

​​​​​​​The year may have started off slow for national housing activity, but it looks like 2019 is going to end on a good note, according to the latest monthly report from the Canadian Real Estate Association. 

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What a flat rental market means for pre-construction condos Image

What a flat rental market means for pre-construction condos

​​​​​​​If the rental market in Toronto stays as flat as it is right now, then there’s a good chance that the pre-construction condo market may be in trouble in the near future. 

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How do condo ownership costs compare to rents in Toronto? STUDY Image

How do condo ownership costs compare to rents in Toronto? STUDY

The cost of rental housing never ceases to be a hot-button issue in Toronto, and no wonder – with a city-wide vacancy rate of 1.1%, the 416 has one of the tightest rental markets in North America.

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Winter maintenance tips for condo dwellers Image

Winter maintenance tips for condo dwellers

​​​​​​​One of the benefits of living in a condo building is the lack of maintenance required on your part. This perk is especially noticeable in the winter, but there are still a few things you should keep in mind as the temperature continues to drop.

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