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Ontarians don’t think municipalities should have greater tax powers

The Ontario Real Estate Association commissioned a study, conducted by Navigator, to better understand the Public Perception Regarding Municipal Government Programs. The online survey included people aged 18+ in Ontario. 

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3 reasons why the mortgage stress test should not change (for now)

The mortgage stress test has been a hot topic since it was first introduced in 2018. Some in the real estate industry believe the policy has done its job and it’s time to revise it, and some believe it should remain the way it is. 

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OREA calls on political parties to ‘keep the home ownership dream alive’

With only a few months until the federal election, the Ontario Real Estate Association is calling on the four leading political parties to prioritize keeping the “home ownership dream alive.”

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Will banning bully offers make a difference in Ontario real estate?

The Ontario Real Estate Association recently released its recommendations to improve and modernize the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, including banning “bully offers.”

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Rezoning for transit oriented development is the key to new housing supply

According to a new report from the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development, there’s plenty of space for new transit oriented development, but outdated city bylaws are preventing new housing from being built. 

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More transparent bidding wars may benefit buyers and sellers

Bidding wars can make the resale housing market a scary place. But the only reason a bidding war can be scary is because you have to go into it blind. That may change soon. 

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5 ways the province can improve housing affordability for millennials

Industry leaders are calling on the Ford government to take action to implement solutions to make it easier and more efficient to bring much-needed housing supply to market. The goal is to improve housing affordability specifically for millennials.  

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