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Toronto council not on board with the Housing Supply Action Plan

When the Housing Supply Action Plan was announced, members of the new home industry praised the Bill, but it looks like Toronto City Council has many concerns. 

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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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Q&A with a first-time buyer who’s about to move into her new condo

To give first-time buyers an idea of what to expect as their occupancy approaches, we chatted with a first-time buyer who will be moving into her new condo in just a few weeks! 

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It looks like the foreign buyers tax is working

It recently came to my attention that the province of Ontario had not published any new data on foreign buyers in the residential market since Doug Ford was elected. It wasn’t sitting well with people, and the government responded quickly. 

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First-time buyers value shorter commutes over square footage

A new survey conducted by Genworth Canada in collaboration with Royal LePage unveiled key trends among first-time buyers based on the last two years of activity across the country.

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Bata Shoe Factory transformed into a luxury rental building

The historic Bata Shoe Factory has been transformed from a mid-century industrial building into a luxurious contemporary “condo-inspired” rental residence, called Batawa Lofts. 

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Some new home owners aren’t getting the park they paid for

Altus Group and the Building Industry and Land Development Association released new findings that say that parkland payments to municipalities can add $20,000 to $30,000 to the cost of a new home.

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Neighbourhood factors that Toronto homebuyers don’t care about

In the real estate industry, it’s important to know what location factors are important to buyers, but it’s also important to understand what people don’t care about. 

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Skyscraper concepts that limit our impact on the environment

One architectural design competition that we like to follow is eVolo Magazine’s annual Skyscraper Competition, which challenges designers, architects, and engineers around the world to approach vertical building design in an innovative way. 

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New release of detached homes coming to Blue Sky in Stouffville in June!

One of the most successful new home communities in Stouffville is Blue Sky by Fieldgate Homes. Many families have been waiting eagerly for the next release and it looks like it’s finally happening. 

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