What a Liberal government means for the housing market Image

What a Liberal government means for the housing market

I’ll start by congratulating the Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, and all the MPs elected across the country - but what does a Liberal minority government mean for Canada’s housing market? 

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78% of Canadians want the next government to make home affordability a priority Image

78% of Canadians want the next government to make home affordability a priority

​​​​​​​With the federal election mere days away, the topic of housing affordability – and just what the next sitting government plans to do to alleviate it – continues to be at the top of Canadians’ minds.

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Canadian newcomers play a key role in fuelling housing demand

According to the survey results, newcomers account for 21% of all homebuyers in Canada. If the international migration level remains the same, newcomers are expected to buy 680,000 homes in Canada over the next five years. 

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You should consider climate change strategies before heading to the polls

As we near the federal election, I have one thing on my mind aside from housing - protecting the environment and fighting climate change (though this is connected to new housing development). 

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Everyone has a basic right to adequate shelter

​​​​​​​Yesterday was World Habitat Day, a day designated by the United Nations as a time to reflect on everyone’s basic right to adequate shelter.

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IMF confirms building more homes is the best way to tackle housing affordability Image

IMF confirms building more homes is the best way to tackle housing affordability

The International Monetary Fund has confirmed what nearly everyone in the Greater Toronto Area’s new home building industry has been saying for the last few years - more supply is the answer to the affordability crisis. 

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New housing supply solutions you may not have heard before

A group of British Columbia real estate organizations recently made recommendations to the leading federal parties to help address housing issues in the province, and there are a couple ideas that seem like they might work in the GTA too.

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What I think of the federal parties’ housing promises

I’m feeling optimistic with all leading federal parties prioritizing housing issues leading up to the October 21 election. Remember, do your research before heading to the polls!  

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Toronto doesn’t have nearly enough rental units to meet demand

You think Toronto’s residential rental market is tight now? According to a recent report from the Royal Bank of Canada, the demand for rent is only going to get stronger, and there’s not enough inventory to accommodate it. 

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Federal parties outline ways to improve housing in Canada

The Toronto Real Estate Board recently announced that they are “encouraged” by the federal parties’ focus on housing issues, but there’s a bit more to the story than meets the eye. 

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