Top real estate stories in 2020  Toronto Life, December 2020

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Top real estate stories in 2020 Toronto Life, December 2020

Tags: real estate

  Toronto Life’s Top Real Estate Stories of 2020   During the chaos of 2020, when nearly everything in the city came to a grinding halt for long stretches at a time, the one thing that never stopped churning was the real estate market. Torontonians, it’s fair to say, are obsessed with the comings and goings of the market, whether they’re looking to buy, sell or stay p...Read More

It’s here! RLP 2021 National Forecast.

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

It’s here! RLP 2021 National Forecast.

Tags: RLP 2021 National Forecast, real estate, housing demand

Aggregate price of a home in the Greater Toronto Area forecast to rise 5.75% Tech and government sector expansion to drive Ottawa prices up 11.5% Canada’s priciest city to experience 9.0% rise as housing demand in Vancouver surges Halifax and Greater Montreal prices forecast to rise 7.5% and 6.0%, respectively Calgary, Edmonton prices buck regional economic drag, to show modest price g...Read More

The Covid real estate market. CBC. December 2020.

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

The Covid real estate market. CBC. December 2020.

Tags: covid, real estate, market

  Canadians are about to get an update on the state of the housing market and the latest resurgence of COVID-19 has only added another layer of confusion to a year of uncertainty over where real estate prices will go in 2021. On Tuesday, the Canadian Real Estate Association is expected to roll out its latest sales figures and prices for resale homes, and while most property watchers see a&n...Read More

Home office considerations!

By: Guest writer, Tina Martin. December 2020

Home office considerations!

Tags: Home Office

Make Your Home Office Happen   Working at home has become the new norm in recent months for hundreds of thousands of small business owners around the world. Whether you are new to the work-at-home phenomenon or have been doing it for a while, there has never been a better time to establish a home office. As you think about options for a home office, there are three factors to consider. &nbs...Read More

Some help for millennials? Better dwelling, December 2020

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Some help for millennials? Better dwelling, December 2020

Tags: Millennials, Real Estate, December 2020

DECEMBER 5, 2020 Toronto may finally start taxing vacant homes. City of Toronto staff recommended a vacant home tax to council this week. The tax would place a penalty on those that use residential property in the City for less than half the year. By doing so, the City hopes to join other major cities like Paris in curbing housing speculation. This comes after Toronto has been bleeding millenni...Read More

Foreign Buyers Non Res Real Estate Taxes. -Better Dwelling. December 2020

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Foreign Buyers Non Res Real Estate Taxes. -Better Dwelling. December 2020

Tags: Taxes, Foreign Buyers, Real Estate

Canada’s getting serious about housing supply… or at least trying to make you think it is. The Government of Canada (GoC) made its economic statement yesterday, including a plan to tax non-resident homeownership. The tax, which may be rolled out within the next year, sounds aggressive. However, two of the country’s most populated regions already have non-resident taxes...Read More

Is now a good time to buy a home? -Canadian Real Estate Mag.December 2020.

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Is now a good time to buy a home? -Canadian Real Estate Mag.December 2020.

Tags: buying, home, canada

  This year no one could predict what would lie ahead for the housing market during the novel Coronavirus pandemic that spread across the globe like wildfire. For many, Canadians lost their jobs and were trying to live off government-assisted programs while trying to juggle their bills, but for others, they were presented with a great opportunity to dip their toes in the real estate market ...Read More

“Buyers growing shy in heated Toronto market” Globe and Mail, Nov 25/20

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

“Buyers growing shy in heated Toronto market” Globe and Mail, Nov 25/20

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Market

219 Milverton Blvd. People clamouring for space are pushing prices higher in the Toronto-area real estate market as buyers compete for properties. But some buyers are becoming wary of the bidding wars that have propelled prices to new records in the Greater Toronto Area. Leslie Battle, an agent with Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., recently sold a three-bedroom house in the city’s eas...Read More

Condo insurance crisis, October 2020, Better dwelling.

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

Condo insurance crisis, October 2020, Better dwelling.

Tags: Condo insurance crisis, Investors

Why Canada’s Condo “Insurance Crisis” Should Make Investors Nervous   Canadian condo investors are facing another risk – rising insurance premiums. The event, which the industry is calling the “condo coverage crisis,” saw premiums rise at the end of last year. This trend of higher rates is expected to persist into the future, as replacement value...Read More

New news regarding mortgage deferrals.
Financial Post. September 2020

By: The Battle Real Estate Team

New news regarding mortgage deferrals.
Financial Post. September 2020

Tags: New news regarding mortgage deferrals Financial Post. September 2020

  A federal financial regulator announced Mondayit is winding down COVID-19-related relief for banks offering deferred mortgage payments, a move the watchdog says comes as lenders are in a better spot to start offering “business-as-usual alternatives” again to cash-strapped customers.  The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has allowed federally r...Read More

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