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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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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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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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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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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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