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Proposed Growth Plan amendment aims to increase housing supply

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. 

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3 ways to improve the mortgage stress test

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. 

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Home price growth moderates as market confidence remains steady in the Greater Toronto Area Image

Home price growth moderates as market confidence remains steady in the Greater Toronto Area

The results of the Royal LePage House Price Survey were recently released, and it looks like market confidence in the Greater Toronto Area remained steady through the fourth quarter of 2018. 

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Would a design like the Taipei Twin Towers ever get approved in Toronto? Image

Would a design like the Taipei Twin Towers ever get approved in Toronto?

We recently stumbled upon the Taipei Twin Towers proposal by MVRDV, and while we’re not exactly experts on Taiwan real estate, we felt compelled to write about this innovative design.

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The best smart home products at CES 2019

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!

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Condo rental market expected to moderate as more supply becomes available

Urbanation, a leading resource for Greater Toronto Area condo and rental market intelligence, released its year-end 2018 rental market results at the end of last week. 

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Is Toronto real estate still a good investment? INFOGRAPHIC Image

Is Toronto real estate still a good investment? INFOGRAPHIC

Is Toronto real estate no longer the sound investment it was long considered to be? To find out, Zoocasa compared the market’s year-over-year performance to that of three popular investments.

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2019 will be another challenging year for first-time buyers

You thought first-time buyers had it tough in 2018 - it’s looking like 2019 may be even harder on singles and couples looking to step onto the homeownership ladder. 

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Housing starts hit record highs and lows across Ontario Image

Housing starts hit record highs and lows across Ontario

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its housing starts results for December 2018, reporting an elevated annual level when compared to historical averages. 

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Luxury real estate market resilient despite government intervention

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. 

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