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  • From flipper to landlord: An uphill climb, says expert by Vernon Clement Jones

    It’s a misnomer investors can successfully replace their condo flipping strategy with a condo buy-and-hold one, says an Ontario expert, pointing to cash-flow challenges.

  • Vacant condos evidence of investors? by Vernon Clement Jones

    As much as a quarter of condo units in parts of downtown Vancouver sit "vacant but owned," suggests one researcher reviewing the 2011 census and calling for better appreciation of foreign investment.

  • Poll: Canuck interest in U.S. commercial grows by Jemima Codrington

    In a recent poll, 42 per cent of CREW readers said they were considering adding U.S. commercial real estate to their portfolio in 2013, a number that could rise following yesterday’s announcement that a Canada-based firm has entered Silicon Valley.

  • Investor confidence up despite market reports by Jemima Codrington

    Investors remain largely positive as they sift through a mountain of analysis on the housing market from banks, investment firms and industry analysts, often offering conflicting interpretations.

  • Scotiabank weighs in on crash debate by Jemima Codrington

    TD’s prediction of a flat housing market for the next 10 years made waves in the industry last week, but Scotiabank is now chiming in with similar analysis.

  • U.S. housing starts validate Canadian investors by Jemima Codrington

    Canadian investors who jumped into the depressed U.S. housing market over the last few years – despite the naysayers -- may soon have the last laugh.

  • Cracking the 4 Door Rule by Vernon Clement Jones

    A few banking insiders are suggesting the Big Five are more flexible with their four-door policies than investors fear, arguing personal relationships and owner equity help soften an increasingly hard line.

  • T.O. condo prices rebound by Vernon Clement Jones

  • CREA: Feb. home sales drop 16% by Christopher Myrick

    Data issued today from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) showed continued softening in the Canadian property market in February, with declines in all headline numbers and weakening growth in its composite MLS Home Price Index.

  • New home prices continue rise by Christopher Myrick

    Statistics Canada’s New Home Price Index was up 2.2 per cent year-on-year in January, following a similar rise the previous month.

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