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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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Stand Out in a Buyers’ Market

How do sellers fare when there are two, three, or more listing signs visible on their street, along their stretch of shoreline, or in their condominium complex? Sellers who have kept up their property, and continually modernized their house or … Read More »

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From Double Dip to Double Opportunity

The “double-dip” threat of further economic downturn reverberates through the media, online and off. However, the more significant threat to property owners—and wanna-be owners—may lie in applying short-term, recession-focused thinking to long-term real estate investments, like their home and cottage, … 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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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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