First-ever Passive House high-rise retrofit in Canada coming soon Image

First-ever Passive House high-rise retrofit in Canada coming soon

Hamilton will soon be home to Canada’s first-ever residential tower retrofit that meets Passive House standards, surpassing Ontario’s building code in energy efficiency by leaps and bounds. 

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Canadian home sales bouncing back this spring! Image

Canadian home sales bouncing back this spring!

The Canadian Real Estate Association released its housing figures for last month, reporting that sales on a national level increased 3.6% month-over-month, based on transactions reported through Canadian MLS systems.

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Canadian housing starts trend upwards as Toronto construction takes a breather Image

Canadian housing starts trend upwards as Toronto construction takes a breather

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its monthly housing starts figures for April 2019, reporting an upwards trend due to strong multi-unit starts. 

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Toronto still highly vulnerable as Canada’s housing market improves Image

Toronto still highly vulnerable as Canada’s housing market improves

In the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s quarterly Housing Market Assessment, the overall condition of Canada’s housing market moved from high risk to moderate risk, mostly due to an easing of price acceleration.

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National home sales activity hits weakest monthly level since 2013 Image

National home sales activity hits weakest monthly level since 2013

The Canadian Real Estate Association released its national home sales figures for March 2019, reporting a slight increase in activity. 

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Moving out of the city? Here’s where homes are most affordable along the GO Transit line Image

Moving out of the city? Here’s where homes are most affordable along the GO Transit line

This increased interest in the 905 housing markets is evident in the growing usage of GO Transit, the provincially-owned regional transit network. It boasted a ridership of 56.6 million people in 2018, upping service by 13% to 217 weekly trips.

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National home sales fall to lowest level since November 2012 Image

National home sales fall to lowest level since November 2012

The Canadian Real Estate Association released its monthly national sales figures for February 2019, reporting a drop in activity. 

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Don’t expect to see a spike in detached home construction this year Image

Don’t expect to see a spike in detached home construction this year

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its monthly housing starts report for February 2019, reporting a drop in new home construction. 

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Is it time to consider increasing Toronto’s property taxes? Image

Is it time to consider increasing Toronto’s property taxes?

The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development released a new report recently about how much room Toronto residential property taxes have to grow...and you’re not going to like it (if you live in Toronto). 

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How millennials influence homebuying patterns in the Greater Toronto Area Image

How millennials influence homebuying patterns in the Greater Toronto Area

A recent report from RE/MAX of Ontario-Atlantic Canada says that homebuying activity in the Greater Toronto Area has shifted to the west, but millennials may swing activity back to the east in the near future. 

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