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Much Ado About Not Much

Last month, Prime Minister Harper announced a $14 billion infrastructure fund, part of the $53-billion New Building Canada Plan that takes over this spring from the old model announced in 2007. They’re now working on the parameters and application

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GTA New Home Sales Jump in January 2014

According to a recent announcement by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), January 2014 showed significant gains for new home sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)!RealNet Canada, BILD’s official source for new home market

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Motor City Madness

I grew up in Detroit back when the name was synonymous with the best of American manufacturing. It wasn’t just the Motor City, it was Detroit Rock City, famous for Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent and Iggy Pop and it was Motown, famous for the Four Tops, Smokey

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Canadian Home Sales Decline for Fifth Consecutive Month

Recently, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its report of Canadian home sales for January 2014.Canadian home salesAccording to the CREA, January 2014 marked the fifth consecutive month-over-month decline for Canadian home sales.

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Is it Time You Thought About Downsizing?

Condominiums are the bookends of homeownership: for many people, they make the most sense as first-timers and later, as downsizers. Both demographics are generally more cost-conscious than those in between, less likely to be living with children, and

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Growing Down

The Torontoist.com column Public Works, which looks at “public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world and considers what Toronto might learn from them” this week thinks we can learn by looking down.There apparently exist

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Trimart: Top Builders of 2013

Well into 2014, Trimart Research Corporation is still releasing some exciting stats from last year. According to Trimart’s findings, the top selling low-rise builders of 2013 were Mattamy Homes with 1,664 sales, Minto with 814, Fernbrook Homes saw 654,

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CMHC Predicts Housing Starts to Stabilize Through 2014 and 2015

By Penny MunozThe latest report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) predicts that Canadian home builders will likely decrease the number of housing starts in the next couple years as demand from first-time buyers declines and interest

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GTA Resale Market off to a Slow Start

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) just released its January resale report for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market.GTA resale transactionsThe number of new homes listed through the TorontoMLS system in January 2014 came in at 8,822, a 16.6%

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Menkes is the Top High-Rise Seller of 2013!

By Penny MunozMenkes is the top selling high-rise condominium developer of 2013, according to an industry report that was recently released.The 2013 Strategic Review of the GTA’s housing market from RealNet Canada Inc. and Building Industry and Land

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