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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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Just Say No to Bidding Wars

Real estate sales are still booming in urban areas across Canada, as buyers get into the market before mortgage interest rates go up. With rates still hovering at near historic lows, it’s a great time to buy. However, it is … Read More »

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What Canadians Want: Housing Demand

Winter (and the threat of it) drives Canadians south of the border, not displeasure with their communities or way of life. Why don’t we build more housing attached to covered areas like shopping malls, entertainment centres, and urban underground shopping … Read More »

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After Divorce: The Matrimonial Home

When a marriage fails and it’s time to divide up the couple’s assets so they can move on with their lives, the “matrimonial home” gets special legal consideration in all Canadian provinces. If you are married (not living common law), … Read More »

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Don’t Get Caught in a Moving Scam

Recently the Toronto police broke up a ring of moving companies that were allegedly extorting their clients into paying outrageous fees on moving day. Police say that consumers would reply to an online ad on Craiglist or Kijiji for two … Read More »

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Self-Closing for Decisions To Live With

Second guessing yourself can be expensive when it involves real estate. Decisions you can confidently commit to can save money and increase profits. Wouldn’t you rather be right the first time when buying, selling, or leasing real estate, or arranging … Read More »

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10 Tips for Those Who Have Decided to Buy

Wanting to buy a home and deciding to buy a home are two different things. The first is a desire or a dream. The second is commitment to achieve the goal. Do you want to buy, or have you decided … Read More »

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Saving Up to By a House in Canada

More than two-thirds of Canadian households are homeowners. The homeownership rate has been rising steadily since the end of the Second World War, through several real estate cycles – including a period when mortgage interest topped 20 per cent in … Read More »

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Not Tonight Dear, I’m Cleaning the Closet

In a recent survey of Vancouverites, Montrealers and Torontonians, 31 % of the urbanites polled claimed they felt more satisfied after reorganizing their closet than after having sex. If given the choice, the majority of those surveyed said they would … Read More »

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