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  • Real estate pace slows in Calgary by News

    Sales and listings are down in Calgary over the first four months of 2011 compared to the same time last year, according to the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB).

  • Smart home market expected to double over next 5 years by News

    The global smart homes market will double over the next five years to reach $11 billion in 2015, according to a report out today by U.S.-based research and marketing company Markets and Markets.

  • U.S. real estate makes gains in sales, prices by News

    The U.S. housing market has gained some forward momentum according to a new national report by Re/Max, with all 54 metro areas surveyed seeing sales growth over the previous month.

  • University parents can still invest in Toronto by Shane Buckingham

    Toronto home prices may have pushed cash-flow investors out of the downtown core, but for parents sending their children to the University of Toronto or Ryerson, there’s still an investment strategy they can use to make decent returns.

  • Quebec title insurers facing lawsuit by News

    A disagreement over who can prepare and register mortgages has boiled over into a lawsuit in Quebec.

  • Vancouver buyers, Canada’s most conventional? by News

    Bless their hearts. In the face of soaring home prices, British Columbians are more inclined than other Canadians to come up with a 20-% down payment – if not more – according to a new survey.

  • Teranet index shows small increase in housing prices by News

    Housing prices in six urban markets rose slightly overall, for the third consecutive month, tempered by declines in half of the centres. Canadian home prices in February edged up 0.1% from the previous month, according to the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index. It was the third consecutive monthly rise, following on three consecutive monthly declines. Prices were up 0.3% from the month before in Vancouver and 0.5% in Montreal and Ottawa. The Ottawa rise broke a run of five straight monthly declines. On the downside, prices fell 0.1% in Toronto, 0.4% in Halifax and 0.5% in Calgary. The 12-month gain in the composite index slowed to 3.8% in February, the eighth consecutive month of deceleration.

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