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Toronto real estate is resilient in a turbulent time

With Toronto Council at odds with the province about the Housing Supply Action Plan, and talk of some serious money laundering through Toronto real estate, I wouldn’t blame you for being concerned.

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How should Canada tackle money laundering in the housing market?

Canada is an attractive place to buy a home because it’s an amazing place to live, but there are other, more sinister reasons to buy real estate in Canada, and British Columbia is cracking down. 

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Toronto council not on board with the Housing Supply Action Plan

When the Housing Supply Action Plan was announced, members of the new home industry praised the Bill, but it looks like Toronto City Council has many concerns. 

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It looks like the foreign buyers tax is working

It recently came to my attention that the province of Ontario had not published any new data on foreign buyers in the residential market since Doug Ford was elected. It wasn’t sitting well with people, and the government responded quickly. 

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Some new home owners aren’t getting the park they paid for

Altus Group and the Building Industry and Land Development Association released new findings that say that parkland payments to municipalities can add $20,000 to $30,000 to the cost of a new home.

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The housing market is about to go through some big changes

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks - details of Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan were released, debate over the mortgage stress test continued, and sales activity started to heat up. 

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More than 200 affordable rental units announced for downtown Toronto

At the end of April, the province of Ontario announced the sale of surplus land to allow for the development of affordable housing. 

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Ontario announces details of the Housing Supply Action Plan

The province of Ontario announced the details of its More Homes, More Choice: Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan, and it immediately received praise and support from leaders in the new home industry. 

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How Ontario can amp up affordable housing development

The key to building more affordable housing lies in the availability of public surplus lands, which is government owned land that is “vacant or underutilized, that is no longer needed to deliver government goods and services (Infrastructure Ontario).

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Toronto real estate is about more than supply and demand

The provincial Budget was tabled last week. I was hoping for more details on the Housing Supply Action Plan, but we were simply reminded again that the Plan is in the works and will somehow increase housing supply in Ontario.  

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