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  • Poison pen letter for condos or investor resource? by Grainne Burns

    Buyers can now get the ‘The Dirt’ on any condo development in Toronto – including the good, bad and ugly – following the launch of a new social real estate website.

  • Developers limit exposure to investor buyers by Grainne Burns

    A number of developers are requesting higher down-payments from non-residents in a bid to create occupied buildings and increase long-term property values, says one industry insider.

  • Pitfalls of older properties: Put on your inspector's hat by Dan Steward

    Older homes have a certain charm to them, writes Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection, but beyond that vintage exterior there are often quite a few problems lurking. Here's what to look out for.

  • Immigrant buyers to Vancouver's rescue? by WhichMortgage.ca

    Vancouver may soon rebound from the negativity surrounding its real estate market thanks in large part to its immigrant population growth, according to analysis released by the Conference Board of Canada Thursday.

  • Obsessed! Absolutely obsessed! by Mark David

    Oh, there’s so much to think about these days, but it seems there’s one topic frequently on the minds of 84 per cent of Canadians – real estate.

  • Did You Know… pesky pets... by Mark David

  • PNC to target Canadian Snowbirds in the U.S. by Grainne Burns

    The purchaser of RBC U.S. banking operation is expected to announce a new mortgage program aimed at the lucrative Canadian snowbird and investor market in the next week, according to one well-placed source, pointing to July 1 release.

  • Agents defend pocket listings by Mark David

    When it comes to the discussion of pocket listings, many real estate professionals cry foul. But despite all the negativity surrounding them, there are compelling reasons to use them, says one respected agent.

  • Crowdsourcing for kinder, gentler property investment? by Vernon Clement Jones

    The New York Times has hit on a U.S. investment trend where members of a communiity pour money into real estate projects designed to lift their neighbourhoods but also their bottom lines.

  • May sales down 2.6%; Prices up 3.7% by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canadian home sales fell 2.6 per cent in May from a year ago, a sign, says some, the market is headed for a landing without the thud many investors feared.

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