Where have home prices been rising fastest? Blogto. April 2021
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Who'd have ever thought, before the pandemic hit, that real estate in the 905 would one day be hotter than it is in Toronto? As crazy as the thought would have seemed even one year ago, here we are, in a market that's been flipped on its head and across the entire GTA — in some cases to the great benefit of people who purchased homes in the suburb...Read More
97% Increase in Home Sales! CP24 news, April 7, 2021
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TORONTO -- Home prices in the Toronto area continued to climb in March while sales were almost double that of the same month a year earlier, when the rapid spread of COVID-19 led to widespread economic shutdowns, the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board reported Tuesday. Sales in the area reached a record 15,652 last month, up 97 per cent from 7,945 during the same time last year. The sales growth...Read More
Increasing the already ridiculous land transfer tax? Financial Post. Feb 19, 2021.
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Toronto City Council today considers a budget proposal to hike its land transfer tax (LTT) from 2.5 to 3.5 per cent on house transaction values in excess of $2 million. The proposal is projected to raise $18.7 to $26.7 million in 2021, a minuscule amount compared with Toronto’s $14-billion municipal budget. It would affect almost 40 per cent of Toronto sales this year (based on Feb. 12 listi...Read More
POTENTIAL NEW VACANCY HOME TAX FOR TORONTO INVESTORS, Better Dwelling, Febuary 2021
Tags: REAL ESTATE, HOME TAX, TORONTO CONDOS, PRICES, VACANT HOMES
Toronto’s vacancy tax may have a big impact on real estate investors, according to a local board survey. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) released the results of their survey, conducted by IPSOS in the fall. More than half of investors said they’ll either sell or rent their unit if a vacancy tax is implemented. Toronto Vacant Home Tax Shortly after the s...Read More
Recap in Canadian Housing. Canadian Real Estate Magazine. Feb 2021
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A report from Lowestrates.ca with an alarmist headline predicts that housing prices will “correct” sometime this year, but according to a mortgage professional in Vancouver, a fundamental misunderstanding is at play. “It’s as simple as this: basic, unreported inflation,” Dustan Woodhouse, president of Mortgage Architects, told CREW. “There’s an ...Read More
Top real estate stories in 2020 Toronto Life, December 2020
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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