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Builders report 33% drop in first-time buyers

It’s now been more than a year since the stress test came into effect. The policy requires that you qualify at 2% higher than your agreed upon rate with your lender. This test applies whether you put down more or less than 20% on the home.

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How to keep your home renovation on budget

Staying on budget is a challenge when there are so many factors at play, so we’re sharing a few key tips to remember for when you’re budgeting your next home renovation!

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Home renovations that will boost your property value

Home improvements, if done with purpose, can make your real estate investment even more profitable. By updating through renovations, additions and general maintenance, you can increase your home's value and command a higher selling price.

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5 interior design trends that will dominate 2019

This upcoming year is expected to shift in a new direction, bringing back richer hues and reintroducing comfort. Here is a list of my top five fave interior design trends to look forward to in 2019!

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Quick home renovations you should do before listing

The small details in a home make a big difference, and discerning buyers will look at your home through a magnifying glass. That’s why we’ve listed a few budget-friendly and quick home renovations you should do before listing your home. 

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See what people in Toronto sacrifice to buy a home

With would-be buyers finally adjusting to the stress test and interest rates looking like their taking a breather, 2019 may be a strong year for home sales in Toronto and other major markets in Canada. 

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Only 18% of young Canadians putting off buying a home due to current debt load

Recently, Angus Reid Institute, in partnership with the Globe and Mail, released the results of a new public opinion poll about Canadian debt. 

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Home renovation industry will be strong in 2019

If you’re familiar with Newinhomes.com, you know that we typically focus on new home construction and the Greater Toronto Area housing market in general. But, this month, we’ll also be focusing on home renovation tips!

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Tips for cycling in downtown Toronto in the winter

Living downtown Toronto is convenient because everything is so close, but in the winter, waiting for a streetcar in the freezing wind can be a nightmare and actually take longer than cycling.

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How to thaw and prevent frozen pipes in your home

In the last week, the City of Toronto received more than 200 calls from residents because their water wasn’t working. According to a release from the City, more than 90% of the water issues were due to frozen pipes on private property. 

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