• Revised forecast puts grin on investor faces by Vernon Clement Jones

    Landlords may be the only ones grinning, with CMHC now downgrading its forecast for home construction in 2013 because of the idling economy.

  • Price growth backs up buy-and-hold strategy by Donald Horne

    Numbers from Teranet-National Bank show a fifth consecutive month of decline in home prices nationwide, lending support for the increasingly popular buy-and-hold strategy.

  • Cheeky landlord charged with spanking tenant by Vernon Clement Jones

    Ouch! Back rent is rarely ever collected by whipping a tenant’s backside -- a painful lesson for one landlord, but even more so for his renter.

  • Calgary condo market heats up by Jemima Codrington

    While condo booms in Toronto and Vancouver are winding down, other cities are arriving fashionably late to the party.

  • Experts: go beyond home inspections by Jemima Codrington

    Each investor has a checklist of due diligence needed to be done on a property, but should a Seller Property Information Statement be part of it? Governing bodies in Ontario RECO and OREA think so.

  • Ping-ponging sales set stage for active T.O. spring by Vernon Clement Jones

    Early February saw home sales fall in the GTA – the pong to January’s surprising ping.

  • BoC warning on consumer debt by Vernon Clement Jones

    It’s perhaps the strongest warning a weak economy will allow the Bank of Canada to make, its No. 2 in command suggesting rising consumer debt could force interest rates onto the same upward trajectory.

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