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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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6 housing moves the government made in 2018

Activity varied from market to market, but overall, sales were down in Ontario for both resale and new construction. With that in mind, we want to take a look at a few more housing moves the government made this year, which will surely impact 2019. 

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What I want to see from the housing market in 2019

This is it - my final article of the year. As I look back on 2018, there are many highlights, but also a few lowlights. Without further ado, I’d like you to join me in my reflection of the year and the new home industry. 

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The Toronto Land Transfer Tax underperformed in 2018

It came to light recently that Toronto’s municipal Land Transfer Tax, after a decade of good fortune, will miss the mark this year.

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Missing middle housing essential for growth of GTHA

The Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis released a new study recently, reporting how the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will be impacted by the lack of missing middle housing and the potential effects of the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal system.

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It’s time to test 3D printed housing in northern communities

The Conference Board of Canada recently released a report, recommending the testing of 3D printed housing in northern climates to see if the construction process is an affordable and realistic option for remote and Indigenous communities. 

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Share your ideas on how to increase housing supply in Ontario

The idea is that more supply will lead to lower rent. This looks like it’s just a prelude to a series of changes that could come into play with the Housing Supply Action Plan. 

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Nearly 1 million people supported by Government of Canada’s investments in housing support

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently announced that since 2016 nearly 1 million people across the country have benefitted from the federal government's investments in building more affordable housing. 

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Many Canadians giving up on the dream of single-family homeownership

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada just released its 2018 Modern Family Home Ownership Trends, a joint report with Mustel Group.

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New net-zero shipping container project proposed to address growing need for affordable housing

Alberta will soon be home to a new shipping container community, designed to address the need for more affordable housing in rural communities. There are plans in place to roll out these shipping container communities in other areas across the country.

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