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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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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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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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The Challenge with Inflation

Inflation may be the other shoe. In March, inflation surprised economists by rising to 3.3%—a 2.5-year peak—significantly above the projected 2.8%, with no sign of slowing. When inflation starts a relentless climb, the steady increase in the cost of living … Read More »

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Look for a Condo with the Best Fit for You

Don’t buy a condominium out of desperation or frustration because you can’t afford your dream house. A condo should not be a conciliation prize. Buyers should purchase a condominium with deliberate intention. A condo should be the obvious choice when … Read More »

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A Housing Analyst’s Top 10 Forecasting Tips

Keeping track of Canada’s volatile housing market hasn’t been easy during the last several years. After almost a decade of extremely strong growth, the market took a dive during the recession. In 2009 it roared back and made up everything … Read More »

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