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  • Happy days are here again for GTA investors by Editorial Team

    There’s yet more support for the wait-and-see acquisition strategy of some investors, as Canada’s biggest and strongest real estate market finally shows signs of cooling.

  • Award grows Mississauga condo returns by Vernon Clement Jones

    Investors who've already sold units in a pair of curvy Mississauga condos may want to kick themselves -- those buildings having just won an international award, and all the price appreciation that comes with it.

  • Nine novice negotiation mistakes by Caitlin Nobes

    It’s easy to get wrapped up in a negotiation – the potential to get a good deal, or just “win” the property – but there are some common traps to avoid. CREW talked to seasoned investors for a list of the top nine negotiation mistakes that nix deals and erode finances.

  • Report: Cdn. housing market cools by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canada’s housing market may have cooled by 2% in the first three months of 2012, but the first quarter sent most of the rest of the world into the deep freeze, according to one bank report out Wednesday.

  • U.S. foreclosure offerings grow ... again by Kit Kadlec

    Canadian investors might want to add a new target to their foreclosure search, with Georgia surpassing Arizona as the U.S. state with the highest foreclosure rate, according to new figures.

  • Canucks lead pack of investors to the U.S. by Kit Kadlec

    One in four purchases by a foreign buyer in the U.S. last year was made by a Canadian, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

  • Canadian rental market tightens by Editorial Team

    Good news? The rental market in Canada tightened slightly in April with the vacancy rate dropping and average rental rates increasing, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

  • Casa Loma ‘heritage’ project tests market by Caitlin Nobes

    Its success, or failure, may be the bellwether of Toronto’s cooling high-end market. But the investor behind the controversial redevelopment of the Maclean house – a heritage site near Casa Loma – says the project is better positioned to win buyers than other properties languishing in tony neighbourhoods.

  • 7 things graffiti artists want to rebut by

    Oops! Property investors weren’t the only ones fascinated by the recent CREW article on fighting graffiti -- 7 things graffiti artists don't want you to know. Graffiti artists were, too.

  • TD: Housing correction put on hold by Vernon Clement Jones

    Oh, the sky is still falling on Toronto and Vancouver housing markets -- just not for another couple years -- say TD economists, updating an earlier prediction.

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