The Toronto Land Transfer Tax underperformed in 2018 Image

The Toronto Land Transfer Tax underperformed in 2018

It came to light recently that Toronto’s municipal Land Transfer Tax, after a decade of good fortune, will miss the mark this year.

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Missing middle housing essential for growth of GTHA

The Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis released a new study recently, reporting how the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will be impacted by the lack of missing middle housing and the potential effects of the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal system.

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Condo construction on the rise as detached homes remain unaffordable Image

Condo construction on the rise as detached homes remain unaffordable

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its housing starts results for November 2018, reporting the national housing starts trend increased last month. 

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The most memorable new home industry events of 2018 Image

The most memorable new home industry events of 2018

What was your most memorable new home industry event of 2018? Was it the BILD Awards? Maybe another award show? While award shows are fun, we want to highlight some other events that stand out as we reminisce about the past year. 

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5 new art installations coming to Toronto’s waterfront this winter

Who’s excited to visit Toronto’s chilly, breezy waterfront this winter? Not so much? But what if you get to visit these awesome public art installations? We think the third annual Ice Breakers exhibition will definitely draw crowds down to Queens Quay. 

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Surprise: Toronto far from Ontario’s top sellers’ market Image

Surprise: Toronto far from Ontario’s top sellers’ market

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, an SNLR between 40 – 60% is considered a balanced market, with below and above that threshold indicating buyers’ and sellers’ conditions, respectively.

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Mattamy and Biddington offering special incentives at Vita on the Lake and Vita Two

We just received news from Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes that the Vita on the Lake and Vita Two sales centre has moved to allow for construction to progress on the waterfront in Etobicoke. 

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National Geographic lists Toronto as one of the best places to visit in 2019 Image

National Geographic lists Toronto as one of the best places to visit in 2019

National Geographic recently released its Best Trips 2019 list, and guess which city is on the list. That’s right, Toronto is one of 28 places that National Geographic says you should visit next year. 

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4 innovative approaches to building more affordable housing Image

4 innovative approaches to building more affordable housing

The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development published a blog post recently, listing a few creative ways to build affordable housing in markets that have become expensive. 

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Looks like Montréal may be Canada’s next hot spot for real estate investment Image

Looks like Montréal may be Canada’s next hot spot for real estate investment

According to the Metropolitan Outlook: Autumn 2018 report by the Conference Board of Canada, Montréal is the metropolitan growth leader in Canada this year. What does this mean for the city’s housing market? 

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