New housing supply solutions you may not have heard before Image

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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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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What first-timers should know about changes to the Home Buyers’ Plan Image

What first-timers should know about changes to the Home Buyers’ Plan

Thinking of breaking into the Canadian housing market for the first time? Chances are, you’re doing your research and looking into every possible tax break and incentive available to help financially ease your transition into home ownership.

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See how much government fees increase new homes prices in the Greater Toronto Area  Image

See how much government fees increase new homes prices in the Greater Toronto Area

There’s been a lot of focus recently on the lack of supply and strong demand driving up home prices in the Greater Toronto Area, but there are other factors to consider: government fees, taxes, and charges.

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6 housing ideas to consider before heading to the polls in October Image

6 housing ideas to consider before heading to the polls in October

The Hub is called REALideas, and it has all the policy recommendations that the leading political parties should take into consideration when releasing their platforms in the coming weeks. 

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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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Q&A with R. Scott Davie sheds light on the housing affordability crisis Image

Q&A with R. Scott Davie sheds light on the housing affordability crisis

We are in the middle of a housing affordability crisis. If price growth continues to outpace income growth, younger generations will have an extremely difficult time buying a home. 

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What your property taxes pay for in the City of Toronto

Property taxes can be confusing. Fortunately, the City of Toronto has a Property Tax Calculator that actually shows how your money is being distributed to various services and infrastructure developments and maintenance. 

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Vitriol surrounding Bill 108 is another reminder that Toronto’s housing crisis is unsolvable Image

Vitriol surrounding Bill 108 is another reminder that Toronto’s housing crisis is unsolvable

Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, has proposed numerous changes to land use planning in Ontario. A lot of people are not happy about the amendments and the potential impacts.

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