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5 patterns that will spice up your home decor this spring Image

5 patterns that will spice up your home decor this spring

Do you want to make a few updates to your home this spring? Patterns are a perfect way to inject new accents and create movement in your space. 

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Daniels First Access workshops will make you a more confident homebuyer Image

Daniels First Access workshops will make you a more confident homebuyer

We just received some exciting news from The Daniels Corporation - they are taking Daniels FirstHome to a whole new level, offering free workshops to make you a more confident homebuyer.   

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National home sales fall to lowest level since November 2012 Image

National home sales fall to lowest level since November 2012

The Canadian Real Estate Association released its monthly national sales figures for February 2019, reporting a drop in activity. 

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Canadians want bigger first-time buyer tax credit in federal budget: survey Image

Canadians want bigger first-time buyer tax credit in federal budget: survey

There’s no doubt that housing affordability – or the lack thereof – has been one of the biggest financial challenges facing Canadians in recent years. That’s led to growing pressure on the federal government to take action.

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The finalists of the 2019 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence Image

The finalists of the 2019 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association recently announced the finalists of the 76th annual CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence! 

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How to prevent flooding during the spring thaw Image

How to prevent flooding during the spring thaw

Yes, the sun is starting to make more appearances as we approach the beginning of spring. If you live in an area that still has a lot of snow, then there’s a chance your home is at risk of flooding during the spring thaw. 

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Toronto has the best public transit in Canada, but is the score high enough? Image

Toronto has the best public transit in Canada, but is the score high enough?

Toronto recently took the top spot on a transit score ranking, which compared major cities’ transit networks across Canada. The study was conducted by real estate brokerage, Redfin. 

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Here are the finalists of the 2019 Homeowners’ Choice Awards! Image

Here are the finalists of the 2019 Homeowners’ Choice Awards!

Tarion Warranty Corporation has announced the finalists of the 2019 Homeowners’ Choice Awards, which recognizes the best in the new home building industry with regards to customer service and customer satisfaction. 

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Non-residents own more than 7% of condo units in Toronto Image

Non-residents own more than 7% of condo units in Toronto

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its latest Housing Market Insight report, highlighting some new data gathered on non-resident homeownership in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. 

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Turns out Canada may need more 1-bedroom condos Image

Turns out Canada may need more 1-bedroom condos

If you’re reading this and live in Canada, apparently there’s a pretty good chance you live by yourself. This has got me thinking about the upcoming federal election and the state of our country’s housing markets. 

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Golden Bee Homes wins Renovator of the Year at the BILD Renovation and Custom Home Awards! Image

Golden Bee Homes wins Renovator of the Year at the BILD Renovation and Custom Home Awards!

The Building Industry and Land Development Association recently announced the winners of its annual Renovation and Custom Home Awards. 

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Book your appointment to tour the new model suite at The Logan Residences Image

Book your appointment to tour the new model suite at The Logan Residences

This is your chance to be among the first to tour the new model suite at The Logan Residences, a new boutique condo in downtown Toronto by The Daniels Corporation. 

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Funding announced for 9 innovative affordable housing solutions Image

Funding announced for 9 innovative affordable housing solutions

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently announced that it will be funding nine innovative affordable housing solutions through the National Housing Strategy Demonstrations Initiative. 

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Don’t expect to see a spike in detached home construction this year Image

Don’t expect to see a spike in detached home construction this year

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its monthly housing starts report for February 2019, reporting a drop in new home construction. 

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Spring home maintenance tasks to tackle this March Image

Spring home maintenance tasks to tackle this March

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner. The days are a bit longer, the birds will soon be chirping, and we’ll hopefully have fewer cloudy days. But you better believe your home took a beating this winter.

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Rezoning for transit oriented development is the key to new housing supply Image

Rezoning for transit oriented development is the key to new housing supply

According to a new report from the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development, there’s plenty of space for new transit oriented development, but outdated city bylaws are preventing new housing from being built. 

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Canada Blooms is a family affair Image

Canada Blooms is a family affair

Canada Blooms, the largest annual flower and garden festival in the country opens Friday, March 8. We are really looking forward to this year’s festival, for many reasons.

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New Kleinburg opening with limited release of luxury detached homes this spring! Image

New Kleinburg opening with limited release of luxury detached homes this spring!

We recently received news that there will be a limited release of luxury detached homes this spring at the highly anticipated community, New Kleinburg!

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If Toronto property taxes spike should the municipal land transfer tax be eliminated? Image

If Toronto property taxes spike should the municipal land transfer tax be eliminated?

Ever since a new report came out about how there’s room to increase Toronto’s residential property taxes, I’ve seen a lot of different opinions surface. Here’s what I think...

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Greater Toronto Area home sales drop as prices continue to rise Image

Greater Toronto Area home sales drop as prices continue to rise

The Toronto Real Estate Board released its monthly resale housing market results for February 2019, reporting a drop in sales and a need to revise the mortgage stress test. 

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Crown Prince of Denmark unveils architecture exhibit at Aqualuna presentation centre Image

Crown Prince of Denmark unveils architecture exhibit at Aqualuna presentation centre

The Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark lent a helping hand in the grand opening of Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context, a new free exhibit showcasing waterfront projects by Danish architecture firm 3XN. 

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Torontonians have mixed feelings about the rental market Image

Torontonians have mixed feelings about the rental market

Forum Research released the results of one of its latest polls about rental housing in Toronto. The poll found that the majority of Torontonians believe the City of Toronto should have authority on rental housing issues like evictions.

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Sifton Properties named Ontario Green Builder at the EQ Awards! Image

Sifton Properties named Ontario Green Builder at the EQ Awards!

This year’s winners of the EnerQuality Awards have been announced! When it comes to energy efficiency, green building, and sustainability in the new home building industry, the EQ Awards is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition. 

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Expect spring weather to be in full swing very soon! Image

Expect spring weather to be in full swing very soon!

This has been a long, freezing winter with a ton of snow...and it’s not over. This week is supposed to be extremely cold! But, it is March, so the first day of spring is only a few weeks away!

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CHBA recommends 5 ways to address housing affordability challenges Image

CHBA recommends 5 ways to address housing affordability challenges

At the end of February, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Day on the Hill took place, where CHBA met with members of parliament and senators to provide potential solutions to the housing affordability challenges Canadians face across the country. 

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Is it time to consider increasing Toronto’s property taxes? Image

Is it time to consider increasing Toronto’s property taxes?

The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development released a new report recently about how much room Toronto residential property taxes have to grow...and you’re not going to like it (if you live in Toronto). 

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7 ideas to consider for your 2019 kitchen renovation Image

7 ideas to consider for your 2019 kitchen renovation

Do you plan to renovate your kitchen in 2019? Kitchens are one of the most utilized rooms in a household. Considered the heart of the home, kitchens are a place to gather, communicate, cook, and socialize. 

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Greater Toronto Area luxury home market to heat up this spring Image

Greater Toronto Area luxury home market to heat up this spring

It looks like the Greater Toronto Area’s luxury home market will be strong this year compared to 2018, according to a new report from Royal LePage. 

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Quick-closing homes now available at Blue Sky in Stouffville! Image

Quick-closing homes now available at Blue Sky in Stouffville!

We recently received some exciting news from Fieldgate Homes - they currently have a limited selection of quick-closing homes available at the extremely successful Blue Sky community in Stouffville! 

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4 ways to make buying a home easier for first-time buyers Image

4 ways to make buying a home easier for first-time buyers

I recall seeing young couples buying new detached homes in Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Oshawa, all across the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions. Today, I’m seeing fewer and fewer first-time buyers, even in new condo sales centres.

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How millennials influence homebuying patterns in the Greater Toronto Area Image

How millennials influence homebuying patterns in the Greater Toronto Area

A recent report from RE/MAX of Ontario-Atlantic Canada says that homebuying activity in the Greater Toronto Area has shifted to the west, but millennials may swing activity back to the east in the near future. 

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Average price of a new condo in the Greater Toronto Area surpasses $800,000 Image

Average price of a new condo in the Greater Toronto Area surpasses $800,000

The Building Industry and Land Development Association released its new home sales figures for January 2019, reporting that the Greater Toronto Area’s new home market is off to a good start this year! 

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A closer look at residential real estate in York and Durham Image

A closer look at residential real estate in York and Durham

As two large, neighbouring regions, we thought it’d be interesting to compare them with regards to what to expect from the residential real estate market in 2019.

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Royal Port in Port Dalhousie now more than 50% sold! Image

Royal Port in Port Dalhousie now more than 50% sold!

We just received news that Royal Port in Port Dalhousie by Rankin Construction Inc. is more than 50% sold and the sales centre is now open to the public! 

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Canada investing $638 million to address Indigenous homelessness and housing affordability Image

Canada investing $638 million to address Indigenous homelessness and housing affordability

The Government of Canada recently announced a $638 million investment in creating, supporting, and maintaining safe and affordable housing for Indigenous peoples across the country. 

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Builders report 33% drop in first-time buyers Image

Builders report 33% drop in first-time buyers

It’s now been more than a year since the stress test came into effect. The policy requires that you qualify at 2% higher than your agreed upon rate with your lender. This test applies whether you put down more or less than 20% on the home.

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