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Buying a new home? Beware of mortgage fraud

Posted on 18 June 2019

(NC) Purchasing a new home is a big milestone that’s typically full of happy moments – from picking out new furniture and décor to discovering all the interesting spots in your new neighbourhood. But this is also a time when homebuyers can be susceptible to mortgage fraud. According to a recent survey conducted for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), o ...

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Buying In Toronto Is A Worthwhile Investment If You Can Afford It

Posted on 12 June 2019

Toronto’s high house prices are enough to make anyone think twice about investing their money in real estate. But a new report has found that it’s actually worth it — if you can afford it. MoneySense released their annual ranking of the best Canadian cities to buy real estate on Monday. Toronto came in at No. 22 out of 35 cities. The report argues that Toronto’s strong ec ...

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Meet the 'queens' behind Toronto's first all-female real estate development team

Posted on 12 June 2019

As the director of development at Urban Capital Property Group, Taya Cook finds herself sitting in a lot of boardrooms surrounded by men. Cook says she knew women who were doing fantastic work in the development industry, but for some reason, they weren't at the table. So when she saw an article last year showcasing the "kings of condos" — more than a dozen men developi ...

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Where to buy real estate in 2019: Metro Toronto

Posted on 12 June 2019

The spring market came a little late to Toronto this year, but for many sellers it arrived in the nick of time. Sales surged 17% in April 2019, compared with the year before. For many, this increased activity is a signal that Canada’s largest real estate market is finally stabilizing after a year of decline. While the decline was intended—Toronto’s housing market cooled consi ...

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Toronto home sales up 18.9 per cent in May from last year, TREB says

Posted on 12 June 2019

Toronto's housing market could be shifting to favour sellers as home sales growth outpaces listings growth, the Toronto Real Estate Board said Wednesday. There were 9,989 sales in May, up 18.9 per cent from the 15-year low for the month hit last year, while listings grew by only 0.8 per cent to 19,386. The increase in May follows a 16.8 per cent jump in year-over-year sales in Apr ...

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Toronto-area home prices, sales rise for a fifth-consecutive month

Posted on 12 June 2019

Toronto region home prices rose a fifth consecutive month in May — up 3.1 per cent on average year over year to $838,540 including all types of housing. The number of sales also grew substantially — showing a 19 per cent year over year increase. But the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) warned that the 9,989 transactions last month remain below the decade-average and follow ...

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Liveable Neighbourhoods Matter to Buyers. Sellers, Take Note!

Posted on 27 May 2019

Liveable neighbourhoods are quite possibly the most alluring thing about a home, and certain aspects of a neighbourhoods can be a huge advantage to buyers and sellers alike. It’s little wonder why “location, location, location” has long been the motto of great real estate. So, what makes for “liveable neighbourhoods”? The answer can be subjective, but to identify the common th ...

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Choose the Best Property to Make Your House Flip Successful

Posted on 27 May 2019

While it’s by no means easy to make money from house flipping, it’s entirely possible, if you go about the process in the right way. You should be prepared to commit time and effort to house flipping projects, as well as finances. This commitment helps to make the end result more successful. If you are new to the process, take time to learn how to get into flipping houses. Th ...

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How Much Do Homes Cost Within Walking Distance of the CTrain?

Posted on 27 May 2019

When it comes to picking the right neighbourhood to live in, Calgarians have a wealth of choice: from walkable ‘hoods along the south of the river, to brand new builds in emerging suburbs, the city offers great options for a variety of lifestyles. However, one major consideration for buyers of Calgary real estate is commute time – many communities, especially in the further reach ...

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‘Sell before you buy’ is the new housing market battle cry

Posted on 27 May 2019

It’s spring, but the real estate market in much of Canada has yet to exit hibernation. Home sales in Metro Vancouver for the month of March plummeted to the lowest level since 1986, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. Activity in Alberta and Saskatchewan was more than 20 per cent below its 10-year average for the month, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CR ...