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17 ways to get more storage out of your teeny tiny bedroom

Say ‘so long’ to clutter.<p>1. Build or buy a loft bed to squeeze more function out of your sleeping space.<p>2. Hang your hats to add instant character to …

Gun violence in the US could send more real estate investors north

There’s a stateside factor that might have a substantial impact on encouraging real estate investors to choose the Great White North instead, …

Control your home tech from this hip talking table lamp

<i>Photo: COVI/Facebook</i><p>A startup team from Berlin has created a table light that will control all your smart home tech devices and respond to your …

Zillow's advice for NYC renters wanting to save thousands of dollars: Don't move.

<i>Photo: Robert Clark</i><p>To renew, or not to renew — that is the question that plagues renters everywhere. But New York City renters who renew their leases …

Still convinced GTA home supply is the big issue? This economist’s got a question for you

BMO Chief Economist Douglas Porter isn’t one to shy away from confrontation, at least where Canada’s housing market is concerned.<p>He’s called out …

Guess which 2 Ontario housing markets are among the world’s hottest

<i>Hamilton, Ontario, has been witnessing massive home price gains catapulting it into the top 10 on a list of 150 global markets. Photo: Doug</i> …

BC housing market sees quicker than expected rebound after foreign buyer tax cool-off

<i>Photo: pnwra/Flickr</i><p>As British Columbia’s housing market is experiencing a quicker than expected rebound after a period of cooling, one big bank has …

What you can get for under $300,000 in Seattle right now

<i>Photo: Redfin</i><p>It’s no secret that the housing market in Seattle is off the charts. A typical starter home in Seattle now requires half of a buyer’s …

Just how hot did the Manhattan housing market get in Q2 2017?

<i>Photo: Robert Clark</i><p>The vigorous sales activity seen in the Manhattan housing market during the first quarter of this year spilled over into the …

This is why Toronto’s housing market cooled in June (hint: it wasn't foreign buyers)

The Greater Toronto Area’s housing market continued to cool during the second full month after Ontario unveiled its Fair Housing Plan, a major policy …

Seattle is the 8th most expensive rental market in the country: Zumper

<i>Photo: Zillow</i><p>The Seattle rental market is still wild and crazy, confirms the Zumper National Rent Report for June. The Emerald City ranked as the 8th …

Competition for Vancouver condos drives prices up in June: REBGV

As Metro Vancouver continues to face a housing affordability crisis, demand for condos surged in June, outweighing supply.<p>Last month, the benchmark …

Calgary housing market continues recovery even as inventory outpaces demand: CREB

With a slight uptick in sales and more homes listed in June, Calgary’s housing market is on the road to recovery even as supply continues to outpace …

Why are more US Millennials making offers on homes they haven’t seen?

A growing numbers of homebuyers are making offers on homes they’ve never seen in person and Millennials are especially prone to purchasing …

How the Ontario Fair Housing Plan will impact the market this year and in 2018

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan has spurred one of the biggest Canadian banks to downgrade its home sales forecast for the province’s real estate …

This expert says one country has an even bigger housing bubble than Canada

At least one country has a bigger housing bubble than Canada does, suggests a prominent financial analyst.<p>“Readers will be familiar with concerns …

20.5 percent of Bay Area Millennials are buying homes, says ABODO

Compared to the rest of the nation, the Bay Area is (unsurprisingly) on the lower end of the Millennial home buying spectrum. But ABODO’s latest …

And they're off! 3 Bay Area cities snag top spots in study of fastest-moving US markets

Whose cuisine reigns supreme? Wait, wrong competition…<p>In a recent study by real estate listing website Trulia, the West snagged nine out of the top …

23 stylish bathrooms that will give you major renovation inspo

It’s time to call the contractor…<p>1. Mix tiles and metals for an eclectic look.<p>2. Opt for a floating vanity in a small bathroom.<p>3. Glam up your space …

Ditch the keys. Here’s a hands-free way to enter your home

Why constantly carry around a set of keys everywhere you go, when you could lock and unlock your door without even touching the doorknob? A team of …

A major makeover took this walk-in closet from chaos to clean

TV and radio host Taylor Kaye knew she had a problem on her hands when the walk-in closet in her Toronto home began to take on the role of a dumping …

How Manhattan’s rental market bounced back from the Great Recession

<i>Photo: Robert Clark</i><p>Overall, Manhattan’s rental market has had a speedy recovery from the Great Recession. And while renters may not exactly be …

This Twitter crusader wants to help the CRA collect unpaid taxes on Vancouver home flips

After legislation was introduced in Metro Vancouver last year with the aim of cooling the scorching market, one Vancouverite wants to bring more …

Despite slowdown, Toronto luxury rents among the fastest-rising in the world

In the world of luxury rental markets, few have faster rising rents than Toronto, real estate consultancy Knight Frank suggests.<p>Luxury apartment …

San Francisco techie floats the idea of cruise ships for the homeless

Does the HBO comedy series <i>Silicon Valley</i> imitate the Bay Area, or does the Bay Area imitate <i>Silicon Valley</i>? Either way, the latest news about San …

Brooklyn homebuyers face one of the country’s least affordable markets

<i>Photo: Robert Clark</i><p>Thinking of buying a home in Brooklyn? Better start saving now, because according to a new report released by ATTOM Data …

Typical Seattle starter home requires half of buyer's income

<i>Photo: Zillow</i><p>Five years ago, a typical young Seattleite looking for a starter home spent one-third of their income on a small house in Greater …

Canada 150 Quiz: Can you name these 13 iconic Canadian buildings?

Water Cooler<p>and Jun 30, 2017<p>Developments featured in this article<p>More Like This<p>Facebook Chatter<p>Get the hottest real estate headlines delivered …

Another sign Canadian mortgage rates are about to climb

Yesterday, BMO officially called for a Bank of Canada overnight rate hike based on Canadian economic growth, and today it provided more fodder for …

Find out where women own the most valuable homes in the US

<i>Photo: Robert Clark</i><p>Traditionally, men have been more likely than women to be homeowners in the US. But while the trend is shifting, a report by the …