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  • Property experts roar at Investor Forum Toronto by Caitlin Nobes

    A fire-breathing dragon joined more than 600 for the second annual Investor Forum Toronto last weekend -- with talk on any and everything, from student housing to evictions, fleshing out the fiery discussion.

  • Govt unsure of foreign buyers' impact by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canadian investors unsure about the impact of foreign buyers on local home prices aren’t alone: the minister of finance isn't exactly sure either.

  • Heaven-sent home prices for Canadian investors by Editorial Team

    The property gods must have been listening to investors across the country -- although not those in the GTA -- as year-over-year gains in home prices slowed to their lowest level in nearly a year, except, of course, in the GTA.

  • Cramped quarters draw in Vancouver tenants by Kit Kadlec

    With rental prices in many downtown units reaching beyond the means of young professionals, some tenants are bunking down in ever-smaller spaces to fit their budget.

  • Yuppies drive demand for downtown commercial by Caitlin Nobes

    Downtown is increasingly where it’s at for investors in Canadian commercial properties, with a report pointing to the number of young -- very urban -- professionals now dictating office location.

  • New CMHC boss to benefit investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    Getting CMHC to approve deals may soon be tougher for many homebuyers with the introduction of a new bill handing oversight of government-backed mortgage insurance to an increasingly strict regulator.

  • Investors and city hall in showdown over taxes by Vernon Clement Jones

    Too many investors believe you can’t fight city hall -- needlessly leaving thousands of dollars on the table instead of protesting inflated property tax assessments, says one leading advisor.

  • Carney prepared to raise rates ... and landlord hopes by Vernon Clement Jones

    As investors await more details on the government's plan to tighten up the good ship CMHC, there’s increasing indication the Bank of Canada could move to sink consumer dreams of another year of rock-bottom mortgage rates.

  • New-build app keeps buyers in the know by Caitlin Nobes

    Knowledge is power, so being the first to know about new builds is to an investor’s advantage, and a new app aims to fill that need.

  • U.S. home prices hit lowest point since 2002 by Kit Kadlec

    While Canadian investors have started to heat up some American markets such as Phoenix, overall U.S. home prices have continued their slide, numbers out Monday show.

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