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National home sales fall for the fourth month in a row

The Canadian Real Estate Association released its national home sales results for December 2018, marking the fourth consecutive monthly decline in sales activity. 

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RIU Hotels & Resorts opening $100 million luxury hotel in Toronto Image

RIU Hotels & Resorts opening $100 million luxury hotel in Toronto

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. 

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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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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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The best smart home products at CES 2019 Image

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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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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