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  • U.S. foreclosure auctions draw Canadian investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canuck investors trolling for foreclosure buys in the U.S. are increasingly moving their search from the Multiple Listings Service to the auction block, an effort to get a jump on a dwindling number of properties in many U.S. markets.

  • 8 ways investors make it so hard for Realtors by Caitlin Nobes

  • Rising home prices hit high-end by Kit Kadlec

    Property investors and Canada's low-income buyers aren't the only ones caught short by rising home prices – affluent homeowners are struggling to make ends meet. Or, at the very least, they're increasingly afraid theyll have to.

  • 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.

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