News

  • Mattamy Homes to acquire U.S. homebuilder by Jordan Maxwell

    Mattamy Homes has announced it will acquire the Monarch Corporation -- boosting its presence in the Canadian high-rise market and providing new opportunities for investors.

  • CMHC offers foreign investment stats for first time by Justin da Rosa

    In a first for CMHC, the Crown corporation has asked property managers in its Rental Market Survey to disclose what percentage of units are owned by foreign investors.

  • How will rising interest rates impact investors? by Jennifer Paterson

    Most economists agree that interest rates will rise in 2015 – possibly as early as May – but property experts say the ups and downs of interest rates should never be the ‘be all, end all’ for an investor.

  • Is the time right for a move to commercial investment? by Jennifer Paterson

    Have you ever thought of expanding your residential real estate portfolio to include commercial properties? Maybe now is the time to make the move.

  • How to unlock the secrets of your next property by

    Whether your aim is to bolster your property’s online profile or unearth the past secrets of a prospective purchase, search-engine sleuthing is worth the effort – after all, you wouldn’t start a new job or go on a blind date without a little Google search beforehand.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Household debt increases but previous estimate was too high… More homebuyers turning to alternative lenders… Consumer sentiment at its lowest for 10 months… Provinces call for more federal cash for infrastructure…

  • CREA revises housing sales forecast, thanks to B.C. and Ontario by Jennifer Paterson

    The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has upwardly revised its forecast for annual housing sales in 2014 and 2015, projecting 481,300 units in 2014 – an annual increase of 5.1 per cent and the strongest annual sales since 2007.

  • Finance minister talks reining in housing market by Justin da Rosa

    Finance Minister Joe Oliver, who is currently in meetings with his provincial counterpart, has said the government may take steps to rein in an overvalued housing market.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    CMHC fee increases could add hundreds of dollars to mortgage cost… November turns cooler, even in the hottest markets… CMHC sheds 215 jobs… Scotiabank breaks from the pack with interest rate prediction...

  • Lighter Side: Roller coaster real estate by CRE

    When you're taking a look at a new property to invest in, there is no end to the enticing gimmicks used by real estate agents to raise your level of interest – whether that’s the promise of freshly baked cookies, free pens… or a roller coaster ride?

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