If Toronto property taxes spike should the municipal land transfer tax be eliminated? Image

If Toronto property taxes spike should the municipal land transfer tax be eliminated?

Ever since a new report came out about how there’s room to increase Toronto’s residential property taxes, I’ve seen a lot of different opinions surface. Here’s what I think...

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CHBA recommends 5 ways to address housing affordability challenges

At the end of February, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Day on the Hill took place, where CHBA met with members of parliament and senators to provide potential solutions to the housing affordability challenges Canadians face across the country. 

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Is it time to consider increasing Toronto’s property taxes?

The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development released a new report recently about how much room Toronto residential property taxes have to grow...and you’re not going to like it (if you live in Toronto). 

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4 ways to make buying a home easier for first-time buyers

I recall seeing young couples buying new detached homes in Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Oshawa, all across the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions. Today, I’m seeing fewer and fewer first-time buyers, even in new condo sales centres.

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It’s time for Toronto to get creative with public-private partnerships

Sidewalk Labs offered to invest billions to build transit and essentially lay the groundwork for future development in the Port Lands area in Toronto. All they wanted in exchange was...a cut of property taxes and development fees. 

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3 big ideas that could make housing more affordable

Clearly, measures need to be taken in order to ensure more families across the GTA and Ontario are able to afford to own or rent a suitable home for them and their family.

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Infographic: The Ontario markets where you’ll pay the most land transfer tax Image

Infographic: The Ontario markets where you’ll pay the most land transfer tax

While the affordability of local real estate, property tax, and neighbourhood amenities are obvious considerations, there’s one oft-overlooked factor that can add thousands of dollars to your closing costs: land transfer tax.

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What another 4 years of John Tory means for Toronto real estate

It wasn’t exactly a tight race and I can’t say I’m surprised by the outcome. So, let’s take a look at what another four years of John Tory means for Toronto real estate.

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Building more missing middle housing is only half the battle

The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development recently shared a new report, titled “Townhouses Not a Magic Bullet for GTA Ground-Related Housing Affordability.”

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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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