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CANADAS DOOMSDAY FORECASTERS GET IT WRONG AGAIN

Predicting a housing crash in Canada has become an annual feature for some doomsday forecasters, particularly in the condo market. With unprecedented condo growth in Canada’s three major cities during the last decade, some observers feel the end of the … Read More »

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Where Is The Canadian Real Estate Market Going?

For every doom and gloomer out there in the world of real estate forecasting there is an optimist… and one of them is always right. So where is the Canadian real estate market heading in 2013? I for one am … Read More »

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House-happy Canadians Urged to Diversify

If homeownership is the American Dream, perhaps the Canadian Dream is mortgage-free homeownership. A survey by Forum research in 2012 found that 47 per cent of Canadian homeowners are mortgage-free. The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) says in … Read More »

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Digitizing The Paper Trail: SMART Goals

January is typically the month for setting “To Do This Year” goals. However, digital devices and related trends move us away from traditional goal setting and may leave many with a goal-less 2013. Pen and paper have a long-established track … Read More »

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Scams Target Real Estate Agents, Lawyers

Recently we published a about a real estate scam in which someone assumed the identity of a real estate agent and offered one of her listed properties for rent online. Using wording from her listing, the fraudster described the beautiful … Read More »

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Making Cents of Mixed Messages

Professional financial forecasters find it hard to rely on themselves, so what are the rest of us to do? Early this spring, the Bank of Canada led the call for interest rate increases, but a few months later, it’s holding … Read More »

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Survey Reality: Is What I See, What I Get?

As I stand on my front porch admiring my small, but spectacular, spring garden, nestled under my two towering spruce trees, I am very wrong about everything I see. Most of my urban garden – plants, trees, rocks, retaining wall… … Read More »

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Aging Boomers, Immigration To Boost Demand For Housing In Canada

Canada’s rate of homeownership is expected to increase and the future for condominiums looks bright according to an updated analysis of future Canadian housing demand. By 2036, there will be more one-person households in Canada than any other category, due … Read More »

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Congratulations!

It’s bitter sweet! Too bad I couldn’t assist you in the sale of you home or find you the next one. However, I wish you a sincere CONGRATULATIONS! I hope it was smooth sailing. Do you know anyone else that … Read More »

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Cat Attacks Printer

Business as Unusual – Does your cat ever do this? Don’t forget to share this with your friends

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