What can a middle-class home buyer afford across Canada? Image

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’

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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The top reasons to buy a pre-construction home

​​​​​​​Thinking of buying a new pre-construction home in the Greater Toronto Area? You’ve come to the right place. There are many reasons why a pre-construction home is the right move for you. 

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First-time buyer activity dropping as housing market rebounds Image

First-time buyer activity dropping as housing market rebounds

With the majority of the year behind us, it looks like the Canadian housing market bounced back in 2019, but we can’t say the same about first-time buyers. 

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All the documents you will need to qualify for a mortgage

​​​​​​​You got your pre-approval, you picked out your first home at a builder’s sales centre, and now it’s time to get your mortgage. No big deal right? Think again. Depending on your financial situation and employment, it could be a challenge.

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Millennials don’t understand the true cost of buying a home

Canadian millennials may be confident in the housing market, and even in their ability to afford a mortgage, but there’s a good chance many of them don’t understand the cost of buying a home. 

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More first-time buyers saving for single-family homes as condo prices soar Image

More first-time buyers saving for single-family homes as condo prices soar

If condo price growth in the Greater Toronto Area continues to increase at this rate, then more buyers will likely start saving just a bit longer in order to buy a single-family home instead.

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What first-timers should know about changes to the Home Buyers’ Plan

Thinking of breaking into the Canadian housing market for the first time? Chances are, you’re doing your research and looking into every possible tax break and incentive available to help financially ease your transition into home ownership.

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Will expanding the FTHBI in the Greater Toronto Area actually work? Image

Will expanding the FTHBI in the Greater Toronto Area actually work?

If you’re a frequent reader of my weekly post, you know I tend to avoid politics, but there is one thing I want to talk about, and no, it’s not what you think it is. Some recent, um, controversy has plagued the Liberal campaign.

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6 housing ideas to consider before heading to the polls in October

The Hub is called REALideas, and it has all the policy recommendations that the leading political parties should take into consideration when releasing their platforms in the coming weeks. 

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