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Would new road rules for King Street impact condo prices? Image

Would new road rules for King Street impact condo prices?

The King Street Pilot is an innovative approach to a unique stretch of downtown Toronto. The evidence seems to be there to justify making the regulations permanent, but we’ll have to wait to see what the new council decides.

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Why I think the housing market will be busier than usual this winter Image

Why I think the housing market will be busier than usual this winter

I remember days when November would arrive and most builders would be planning their spring releases, but the demand is strong, so I’m seeing openings and new launches happening right now, halfway through the month.

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Move into your new home at Impressions by next spring

Last weekend, Fieldgate Homes hosted the Get Home Soon Event at Impressions in Kleinburg. There was a pretty good turnout, and there’s still a selection of detached homes available with early closings!

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Closing night of The Journey was a huge success! Image

Closing night of The Journey was a huge success!

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of attending the closing night of The Journey: A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization, sponsored by Evolv, the first purpose-built rental building in the Regent Park revitalization.

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How to ensure your bedroom is as cozy as possible this winter Image

How to ensure your bedroom is as cozy as possible this winter

There’s officially snowfall in the forecast and we even had a few flurries last weekend! Some people are celebrating, while others are in denial. For the latter, we’re sharing a few decor tips to help ensure your bedroom is as cozy as possible this winter

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Branthaven Homes and Marz Homes launch Casa Di Torre Condo Image

Branthaven Homes and Marz Homes launch Casa Di Torre Condo

Local builders Branthaven Homes and Marz Homes have teamed up to present an extraordinary opportunity for quality condominium living in the heart of Stoney Creek.

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Canadian housing starts drop for fourth consecutive month Image

Canadian housing starts drop for fourth consecutive month

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its housing starts results for October 2018, reporting a decline in the national trend.

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Average price per square foot for new condo launches surpasses $1,000 for the first time Image

Average price per square foot for new condo launches surpasses $1,000 for the first time

Urbanation, the leading source for condo market intelligence in the Greater Toronto Area, released its third quarter results for 2018, reporting some record highs.

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Saturday in Downsview Park by Mattamy Homes opening this weekend! Image

Saturday in Downsview Park by Mattamy Homes opening this weekend!

The highly anticipated opening of Saturday in Downsview Park is almost here! Mattamy Homes is opening the sales centre doors this weekend, giving you an opportunity to browse the available suites.

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Canadian housing market to moderate in 2019 and 2020 Image

Canadian housing market to moderate in 2019 and 2020

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its 2018 Housing Market Outlook, and it looks like moderation is the name of the game for the next two years.

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It’s time for families to embrace condo living Image

It’s time for families to embrace condo living

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation sees moderation in our future, but it means more buyers need to start embracing the possibility of high-rise living, or at least high-density.

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Fieldgate offering $500,000 worth of incentives at Upper Valleylands for one day only Image

Fieldgate offering $500,000 worth of incentives at Upper Valleylands for one day only

We just received news about a super exciting incentive being offered by Fieldgate Homes at Upper Valleylands in Brampton!

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The tight resale market sees an uptick in semi-detached sales Image

The tight resale market sees an uptick in semi-detached sales

The Toronto Real Estate Board released its resale market results for October 2018, reporting tightening conditions in the Greater Toronto Area with sales up and new listings down.

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Ironwood in North Oshawa is now open for preview registration, featuring stunning urban towns Image

Ironwood in North Oshawa is now open for preview registration, featuring stunning urban towns

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Christian Huggett, Vice President of Development, Podium Developments, and Saqib Qureshi of Building Capital to discuss the now open Ironwood in North Oshawa.

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See what this first-time buyer has to say about applying for a mortgage Image

See what this first-time buyer has to say about applying for a mortgage

Getting pre-approved is one thing, but when it comes to applying for a mortgage, the process can be confusing and intimidating, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. There’s an extra layer to the process if you’re buying a new

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November home maintenance tasks you should do right away Image

November home maintenance tasks you should do right away

As usual, we are starting the month with a friendly reminder of a few important home maintenance tasks you should tackle before it gets too cold.

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Infographic: The Ontario markets where you’ll pay the most land transfer tax Image

Infographic: The Ontario markets where you’ll pay the most land transfer tax

While the affordability of local real estate, property tax, and neighbourhood amenities are obvious considerations, there’s one oft-overlooked factor that can add thousands of dollars to your closing costs: land transfer tax.

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Many Canadians giving up on the dream of single-family homeownership Image

Many Canadians giving up on the dream of single-family homeownership

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada just released its 2018 Modern Family Home Ownership Trends, a joint report with Mustel Group.

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Stay tuned for a whole month of winter tips for homeowners Image

Stay tuned for a whole month of winter tips for homeowners

For all of November, we will be focusing on winter tips for homeowners (and tenants too). As with all our seasonal tips, we will be exploring interior and exterior decor ideas and inspiration, home maintenance and potential small scale renovations.

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6 reasons why your home is NOT haunted Image

6 reasons why your home is NOT haunted

If you think your house is haunted, then we’re here to tell you that you actually may have much more serious, real problems with your home.

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How a more transparent bidding process can improve Toronto real estate Image

How a more transparent bidding process can improve Toronto real estate

First of all, happy Halloween! Though I’m sure many of you celebrated last weekend. When it comes to Toronto real estate, I can’t think of anything much spookier than entering a blind bidding war.

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Increase in listings fails to ease soaring rents Image

Increase in listings fails to ease soaring rents

It continues to get more difficult for people and families looking to rent a condo apartment in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto Real Estate Board’s quarterly rental market report shows a significant increase in monthly rent.

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Average selling price of a condo in Toronto nears $600,000 Image

Average selling price of a condo in Toronto nears $600,000

The Toronto Real Estate Board released its third quarter 2018 results for the Greater Toronto Area’s condo market, reporting tighter conditions.

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New net-zero shipping container project proposed to address growing need for affordable housing Image

New net-zero shipping container project proposed to address growing need for affordable housing

Alberta will soon be home to a new shipping container community, designed to address the need for more affordable housing in rural communities. There are plans in place to roll out these shipping container communities in other areas across the country.

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ENERGY STAR certification now available for new high-rise residential buildings in Ontario Image

ENERGY STAR certification now available for new high-rise residential buildings in Ontario

Last week, Natural Resources Canada announced that new mid- and high-rise residential buildings in Ontario can now qualify for ENERGY STAR certification for the first time ever.

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Overvaluation eases, but Canada’s housing market still highly vulnerable Image

Overvaluation eases, but Canada’s housing market still highly vulnerable

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its quarterly Housing Market Assessment, reporting that on a national level, the country’s major housing markets are still highly vulnerable, though overvaluation is easing.

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Tickets still available for The Journey – A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization Image

Tickets still available for The Journey – A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization

We just booked our tickets for the closing night of The Journey – A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization, a musical show put on by Daniels and Regent Park artists.

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New condo prices continue to climb amid supply boost Image

New condo prices continue to climb amid supply boost

The Building Industry and Land Development Association released its monthly new home market results for September 2018, reporting an uptick in sales activity across the Greater Toronto Area.

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Baby boomers and millennials fuelling the luxury condo market Image

Baby boomers and millennials fuelling the luxury condo market

The 2018 RE/MAX Spotlight on Luxury Report was released recently, reporting a significant drop in luxury detached home sales in Toronto and Vancouver. But, the luxury condo market is going strong.

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What another 4 years of John Tory means for Toronto real estate Image

What another 4 years of John Tory means for Toronto real estate

It wasn’t exactly a tight race and I can’t say I’m surprised by the outcome. So, let’s take a look at what another four years of John Tory means for Toronto real estate.

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These tips will help you start managing your debt Image

These tips will help you start managing your debt

With rising interest rates and the stress test, renewing your mortgage can be a stressful time, and you’re likely growing more concerned over your household debt. That’s why we want to share a few tips to help manage your debt and get back in the black.

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4 stylish Halloween decorations you should try this year Image

4 stylish Halloween decorations you should try this year

You only have about a week before the kids hit the streets for a night of trick-or-treating. You don’t want to let down the little vampires and witches by not having some great home decorations.

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Early Closing Home Sales Event coming soon at Impressions in Kleinburg! Image

Early Closing Home Sales Event coming soon at Impressions in Kleinburg!

We just received some exciting news – Fieldgate Homes is releasing a collection of early closing homes at Impressions in Kleinburg this weekend!

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Fewer millennials are buying homes in Canada Image

Fewer millennials are buying homes in Canada

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released the results of its annual Mortgage Consumer Survey, providing insights on the behaviour, attitudes, and expectations of Canadians who are acquiring, renewing, and refinancing a mortgage.

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20 grants and loans for first-time buyers in Ontario Image

20 grants and loans for first-time buyers in Ontario

Saving a sufficient down payment is tough enough on its own and when coupled with rising interest rates and tough qualification rules – which includes a mortgage stress test– affording a home becomes very difficult for some.

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Homeowners still wary of growing legal weed: survey Image

Homeowners still wary of growing legal weed: survey

Legalization day is officially upon us – Canadians can now buy and consume cannabis, as well as grow up to four plants within a private residence in most provinces, under the newly-minted federal Cannabis Act. However, while it’s no

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