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What renters need to know about Ontario’s new tenancy lease agreements

TORONTO – Ontarians fed up with battling their landlord over contentious terms they didn’t realize were hidden in the fine print of their lease will …

Housing

Mid-Winter Chill on January 2018 Sales – REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington

<b>The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB)</b> reported 660 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in …

Real Estate

Hamilton houses double in price in 10 years

NewsFeb 08, 2018 by Mark McNeil Hamilton Spectator<p>If you bought a house in the Hamilton area 10 years ago, it's probably more than doubled in …

Housing

‘Winter chill’ slows local real estate market

January's chilly temperatures put a damper on the local real estate market.<p>The Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington reported 27.2 per cent …

Real Estate

New mortgage rules sending borrowers down the credit ladder to alternatives

TORONTO — Mortgage brokers say the borrower rejection rate from large banks and traditional monoline mortgage lenders has gone up as much as 20 per …

Finance

January home sales in Greater Toronto Area down 22% from year ago

TORONTO – The number of homes sold in the Toronto region in January was down sharply compared with a year ago.<p>The Toronto Real Estate Board says …

Greater Toronto Area

How many transactions did the average Toronto Realtor do in 2017?

How many transactions did the average Toronto Realtor do in 2017?Search Google all you want – I assure you that you will never find the answer to …

Real Estate

First-time buyers balking in face of a volatile Toronto housing market

First-time home buyers are growing more uncertain about purchasing in the Toronto area in the wake of policy changes and new mortgage rules, new polling data shows.<p>An Ipsos poll of home-buying intentions conducted for the Toronto Real Estate Board shows first-time buyers account for 41 per cent of …

Greater Toronto Area

How to Build a House Cheap: 7 Sneaky Ways to Save on Home Construction

Want to know how to build a house cheap? That's understandable, given the median price of erecting a single-family home is $289,415. That's more than …

Home Improvement

Home buyer’s remorse: why you get it and how to get past it

After buying my first home in December 2016, I expected to experience nothing but positive feelings and a sense of accomplishment.<p>Instead, I felt …

Personal Finance

What did the neighbours pay? Whitby homebuyers just found out the answer: a lot less

Mattamy Homes says softening market to blame for steep price drop in new Whitby community<p>Call it reverse sticker shock.<p>Planned homes in a new Whitby …

Real Estate

5 Things You Need To Know About Canadian Real Estate In 2018

Even in formerly scorching markets such as Toronto and Vancouver, sales are softening and price growth is slowing.<p><b>By Wayne Karl</b><p>This year will bring …

Cost of Living

How to Appraise Your Own House

If you're considering selling or refinancing your home, the home's value will play an important role in your decision. A high valuation puts you in a …

Real Estate

Real estate listings increased in 2017 but sales fell

O'Neill said a lot of the price push happened in the early part of 2017.<p>Each of the first four months of year, O'Neill said, had record sales and …

New influx of Toronto house-seekers eyeing Hamilton

"The spillover started happening in December," said Zurini. "That's very interesting."<p>Ettore Cardarelli, president of the Ontario Real Estate …

The most spectacular church conversions on the market

A (housing) tale of two cities: 'Think foreign buyers' tax doesn't matter? Think again'

Briefing highlights<p>How tax hit one market, spared another<br>• Markets at a glance<br>• Apple’s plans buoys investors<br>• Toronto on Amazon short list<br>• Alberta pumps up Keystone XL<br>• Trump threatens to link NAFTA, wall<br>• Behind China’s economic numbers<br>• Morgan Stanley tops estimates<p>Tale of two cities<p>Douglas Porter has a …

7 Small Home Flaws That Can Be Big Deals for Buyers

After living in the same home for a while, it's amazing what you can get used to. A creaky floorboard, for instance. A chipped tile that you've been …

Real Estate

Price of average Canadian home rose to $496,500 in December, up 5.7% in 2017

Prices cooling off, but pace of sales is increasing, Canadian Real Estate Association says<p>The average selling price of a home sold in December rose …

Prices still up year over year, however down from spring high. Amount of homes sold in December 2017 down %15.

No Chill on December 2017 Sales – REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington

<b>The REALTORS</b>® <b>Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB)</b> reported 753 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in …

Toronto home sales fall 18.3 percent in 2017 from record level

TORONTO (Reuters) - Home sales in Toronto fell 18.3 percent in 2017 from the previous year's record as provincial government measures to cool the housing market restrained demand, but tight supply early in the year boosted the average price.<p>Sales of detached homes, which fell 23 percent, accounted …

Virtual Reality shows potential to revolutionize Real Estate

Virtual reality is revolutionizing the real estate industry these days. VR boosts efficiency in real estate purchases. The technology saves time and …

Toronto Home Prices Fall for Seventh Month as Lending Tightens

Toronto’s housing market continues to cool as prices fell last month and the supply of homes for sale spiked ahead of new stress-test rules that went …

House Prices

Stress tests, foreign buyers and higher rates likely to impact housing market in 2018

New OSFI regulations and a requirement for more open data have changed the rules<p>Real estate was a major topic in the business world in 2017, and with …

Mortgage 'stress test' brings winter real-estate spike

Ottawa home buyers rushed to seal deals ahead of strict new mortgage rules that kick in Jan. 1<p>Instead of a winter slowdown, many Ottawa real-estate …

Housing market psychology fragile as new mortgage rules loom in 2018

Greg Bonnell<p>Reporter<p>Follow|Archive<p>Toronto is poised to post some ugly year-over-year home price comparisons in early 2018 which will likely “affect …

Hidden gems could be in 905 next year

According to the 2018 REMAX Market Outlook report, many purchasers will set their sights on Toronto's suburbs in 2018, and that could especially …

Potential purchase of The Connolly didn't go through, condo project still in limbo

Spergel Inc., the receiver of the project, says in a letter they will continue marketing efforts<p>The Connolly, the 30-storey residential condo tower …