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Land transfer taxes directly impacting housing supply

The latest in a series of poll results released by the Toronto Real Estate Board reports that a majority of Greater Toronto Area residents oppose the idea of new municipal land transfer taxes.

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Tory or Keesmaat: Who will improve housing affordability?

I’ve been avoiding this topic for a few weeks now, but I’m just going to come out and say it – I don’t know who should be mayor of Toronto.

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How the end of the cap-and-trade carbon tax impacts your home Image

How the end of the cap-and-trade carbon tax impacts your home

The province of Ontario issued an announcement, officially ending the cap-and-trade carbon tax. How does this affect your home?

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The TOcore plan could hurt first-time buyers

To get an expert’s perspective on some of these market factors, we reached out to Ben Myers, President of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc., and picked his brain on a few of these hot topics.

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2.1% property tax hike approved – but is it enough? Image

2.1% property tax hike approved – but is it enough?

While the sale price of homes has more than doubled in the last 10 years, property taxes have increased on average just 2.4% annually according to Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) stats. The 2018 budget includes a property tax increase of just 2.1%,

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Would you sell your home for Bitcoin?

2017 ended with cryptocurrencies on fire. You couldn’t open Facebook, Twitter or a newspaper without seeing something about Bitcoin’s insane rise in value. Then it all came crashing down, but people haven’t lost faith. In fact,

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‘2018 will be the year of data misinterpretation’: Ben Myers Image

‘2018 will be the year of data misinterpretation’: Ben Myers

To get a clearer picture of what 2018 holds for the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) housing market, we chatted with Ben Myers, President of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc. Myers has more than 15 years of real estate research

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Top 5 real estate policies that will impact Ontario buyers in 2018

There were some game-changing moves made last year that will surely impact Ontario homebuyers in 2018. Here are five that you should know about: Principal home sales must now be reported to the CRA A capital gains tax rule

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Expenses first-time buyers should expect to pay

Most first-time buyers aren't ready for all the expenses that come with homeownership because they don't even know what they are. See them now!

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