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Should we be worried about the increase in mortgages with alternative lenders? Image

Should we be worried about the increase in mortgages with alternative lenders?

Government policy like the mortgage stress test was introduced to cool Canada’s housing market, which it did, but some buyers have decided to simply go a different route, and it could be bad for the overall health of the market. 

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New mixed-use community coming to downtown Mississauga Image

New mixed-use community coming to downtown Mississauga

Downtown Mississauga’s skyline is in for a big change as Crown Realty Partners and Plaza Partners recently announced the closing of a joint acquisition at a prominent intersection in the city. 

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Not having an oven is the right move for some people Image

Not having an oven is the right move for some people

Condo developers do so much research and consultation when it comes to designing a new residence, and I can tell you that if there wasn’t demand for a leaner appliance package, then there wouldn’t be options like this. 

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5 ways to keep summer alive with your home decor Image

5 ways to keep summer alive with your home decor

Summer is fleeting in the Greater Toronto Area. We get a couple months of warmer weather (sometimes too warm), and then it’s autumn in the blink of an eye. 

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Yes, you still have to do home maintenance in July Image

Yes, you still have to do home maintenance in July

The good thing about July is that it’s probably one of the easiest months of the year as far as home maintenance goes, so you still get to spend the majority of your time travelling with your kids and hanging out in the backyard by the pool.

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Without Toronto and Vancouver, the average home price in Canada is below $400,000 Image

Without Toronto and Vancouver, the average home price in Canada is below $400,000

Though it seemed like the housing market was heating up last spring, on a national level, activity was a bit less exciting, according to the latest monthly report from the Candian Real Estate Association.

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Average rent hits record high as vacancy rate improves Image

Average rent hits record high as vacancy rate improves

Though there was a slight increase in rental supply in the second quarter of 2019, it doesn’t mean rent got more affordable for tenants in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Toronto’s Rail Deck Park takes another big step forward Image

Toronto’s Rail Deck Park takes another big step forward

The LPAT dismissed the appeal of the City Council-approved Official Plan Amendment 395, which designated the rail corridor from Bathurst to Blue Jays Way as future parkland and open public space.

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Kanye West is building prefab housing inspired by Star Wars Image

Kanye West is building prefab housing inspired by Star Wars

A recent cover story in Forbes broke the news that Kanye is working on a prefabricated housing project inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home. Yes, Luke Skywalker. Not only is this post about Kanye...it’s also about Star Wars. 

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Canadian home prices expected to rise this year, fuelled by Toronto real estate Image

Canadian home prices expected to rise this year, fuelled by Toronto real estate

If you were waiting for home prices to drop before buying, you may have missed your chance. There was a slight cooling period through 2018 and even earlier this year, but according to a new study, prices are on the rise. 

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