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Yes, you still have to do home maintenance in July Image

Yes, you still have to do home maintenance in July

The good thing about July is that it’s probably one of the easiest months of the year as far as home maintenance goes, so you still get to spend the majority of your time travelling with your kids and hanging out in the backyard by the pool.

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Without Toronto and Vancouver, the average home price in Canada is below $400,000 Image

Without Toronto and Vancouver, the average home price in Canada is below $400,000

Though it seemed like the housing market was heating up last spring, on a national level, activity was a bit less exciting, according to the latest monthly report from the Candian Real Estate Association.

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Toronto’s Rail Deck Park takes another big step forward Image

Toronto’s Rail Deck Park takes another big step forward

The LPAT dismissed the appeal of the City Council-approved Official Plan Amendment 395, which designated the rail corridor from Bathurst to Blue Jays Way as future parkland and open public space.

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Average rent hits record high as vacancy rate improves Image

Average rent hits record high as vacancy rate improves

Though there was a slight increase in rental supply in the second quarter of 2019, it doesn’t mean rent got more affordable for tenants in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Kanye West is building prefab housing inspired by Star Wars Image

Kanye West is building prefab housing inspired by Star Wars

A recent cover story in Forbes broke the news that Kanye is working on a prefabricated housing project inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home. Yes, Luke Skywalker. Not only is this post about Kanye...it’s also about Star Wars. 

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Canadian home prices expected to rise this year, fuelled by Toronto real estate Image

Canadian home prices expected to rise this year, fuelled by Toronto real estate

If you were waiting for home prices to drop before buying, you may have missed your chance. There was a slight cooling period through 2018 and even earlier this year, but according to a new study, prices are on the rise. 

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Toronto housing starts remain steady through June Image

Toronto housing starts remain steady through June

According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s monthly housing starts report, on a national level, starts trended up in June 2019 with 205,838 units, compared to 200,530 in May.

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Canada announces funding for green retrofits in Toronto and Hamilton Image

Canada announces funding for green retrofits in Toronto and Hamilton

In a time when green programs are being cut in the country’s most populous areas, any bit of news about funding to improve energy efficiency is welcome.

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Housing variety is key to improving affordability Image

Housing variety is key to improving affordability

There's a change in the air. There’s talk of prefab housing being piloted to combat homelessness. Laneway suites will soon be popping up across all of Toronto. Sidewalk Labs unveiled plans for mass timber building designs and prefab construction.

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Rightsizing boomers putting pressure on the luxury condo market Image

Rightsizing boomers putting pressure on the luxury condo market

Due to strong population gains, a stable labour market, healthy employment rate and increasing household budgets, the GTA’s top-tier market was pretty active in the first six months of the year.

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