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The mortgage stress test is flawed because it doesn't consider income growth

There’s a mortgage stress test duel underway, and the weapons of choice are reports and open letters. Who will win?

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Condos and casinos nixed for Ontario Place redevelopment

Earlier this year, you had an opportunity to share your ideas for the Ontario Place redevelopment. Now, the provincial government is seeking proposals and concepts from around the world. 

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Homebuyers stepping off the sidelines as market confidence grows

I was reviewing the recent new home market figures released by Altus Group and the Building Industry and Land Development Association, and I believe the Greater Toronto Area is almost on the right track. 

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New home sales in the Greater Toronto Area soar 123%

According to Altus Group, the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s trusted source for new home market intelligence, there were 3,853 new home sales in the Greater Toronto Area in April 2019, which is a 123% year-over-year increase.

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CMHC president defends the mortgage stress test

Is it true that the mortgage stress test doesn’t really have unintended consequences? That’s what Evan Siddall, the president and CEO of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, believes. 

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Taking a closer look at Inclusionary Zoning policy in Toronto

On May 28, 2019, the Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan Policy Directions will be considered by the Planning and Housing Committee, then pending the results, it will go to City Council on June 18.

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Toronto real estate is resilient in a turbulent time

With Toronto Council at odds with the province about the Housing Supply Action Plan, and talk of some serious money laundering through Toronto real estate, I wouldn’t blame you for being concerned.

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How should Canada tackle money laundering in the housing market?

Canada is an attractive place to buy a home because it’s an amazing place to live, but there are other, more sinister reasons to buy real estate in Canada, and British Columbia is cracking down. 

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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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