Smart home technology has made it much easier for homeowners to set up audio and video surveillance, so when you’re walking through a potential home with your agent, gushing about how you’re willing to pay way more is probably a bad idea.
The province of Ontario is looking for some fresh ideas for the Ontario Place development. What do you picture being at this site? The goal is to transform Ontario Place into a year-round attraction for local and international visitors.
The Report covers the GTA, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. Vancouver’s top-tier market is expected to pick up steam this spring. Montreal will remain steady and strong, and the GTA is staying resilient. All good news. We can’t say the same for Calgary.
It was recently announced that RIU Hotels & Resorts will be opening a two-tower project in Toronto’s Financial District! The spanish company has resorts around the world, and this will be their first in Canada.
The province of Ontario has shared its proposed changes to the Growth Plan to gain feedback from the public. Soon after the changes were shared, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association expressed their support of the proposed amendment.
At the end of 2018, I wrote about the idea of reducing or repealing the mortgage stress test. Now I want to suggest some possible amendments that would make the stress test more fair now that interest rates are rising and home prices are still high.
We recently posted about smart home products that we think will become more common in households in 2019. Then we checked out some of the finds at CES 2019, and we found many other exciting innovations. So, we thought we’d share a few of our favourites!
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada just released its Top-Tier Real Estate Report, a bi-annual study reporting on $1 million+ home sales activity in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and the Greater Toronto Area.
It looks like we’re in for another year of strong activity in the high-end condo market. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada released its Top-Tier Real Estate Report today, predicting sellers’ market conditions in the condo market.
Unfortunately, there are many concerns that parents have with condo living, and we’re highlighting some of them with the hopes that it draws attention to a few things that may need to change if condos are ever to be considered ideal family housing.
We chatted with Ben Myers, President of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc., to learn more about what’s in the cards for 2019. We touch on rising rates, the stress test, the rental market, soaring home prices, and more.
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet? A big one for many people is to buy a new home (or buy their first home). It’s easier said than done, especially in select markets across the Greater Toronto Area.
Last year was a time of market cooling with rising interest rates and new government regulations. It was a rocky year. Sales weren’t that strong, supply didn’t exactly skyrocket, and prices remained high. What does 2019 hold for the real estate market?
The Building Industry and Land Development Association released its monthly results for the Greater Toronto Area’s new home market, reporting that the number of sales and openings are back on track for November 2018.
Activity varied from market to market, but overall, sales were down in Ontario for both resale and new construction. With that in mind, we want to take a look at a few more housing moves the government made this year, which will surely impact 2019.
This is it - my final article of the year. As I look back on 2018, there are many highlights, but also a few lowlights. Without further ado, I’d like you to join me in my reflection of the year and the new home industry.
The holidays can be expensive. It’s a great time to travel because you have the time off, you feel like you have to buy gifts for friends and family, and you meet up with other loved ones for dinner and drinks every other night.
The Emporis Skyscraper Awards for 2018 have been awarded to the top 10 completed towers, and no buildings in Canada made the list this year. Still, we’d like to highlight the top three and share the incredible photos of the rest of the top 10 skyscrapers!