Neil Sharma

Neil Sharma

Neil Sharma

Neil Sharma is the Editor-In-Chief of Canadian Real Estate Wealth and Real Estate Professional. As a journalist, he has covered Canada’s housing market for the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, National Post, and other publications, specializing in everything from market trends to mortgage and investment advice. He can be reached at [email protected]

Published Articles by Neil Sharma

Nationwide sales down in April: CREA

While sales might have been down on a monthly basis, sale prices were up 42% year-over-year, marking the largest ever increase.

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Tips for getting first-time homebuyers on the housing ladder

A new Royal LePage and Sagen joint survey found that 62% of entry-level buyers are worried about saving enough for a down payment.

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Canada has lowest housing units per capita in G7

"How do you fix supply? That’s a really difficult question because of the amount of time it takes and the cost inputs," says Dustan Woodhouse, president of Mortgage Architects.

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Commercial sector hampered by dated property tax valuations

Some operators are essentially paying property taxes that reflect their values in 2016, not their present-day, revenue-depleted circumstances.

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Government accused of swindling first-time homebuyers

The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive has been modified to improve income qualification. These changes raise the maximum household income from $120,000 to $150,000.

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Expect rise in attempted mortgage fraud: broker

According to a recent Equifax survey, 9% of respondents admitted they weren’t fully truthful on their mortgage applications and that Millennials were more comfortable with the idea of falsifying information.

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These condo units offer investors the best bang for their buck

Investing in a smaller unit like a studio condominium may be the safest bet for investors in an expensive market like Toronto. According to these experts, here's the cash flow you can expect to see.

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416 condo market eclipsed 905 in Q1: Urbanation

According to an Urbanation report, preconstruction condo sales in the City of Toronto climbed to 2,886 in the first quarter of the year from 2,829 in Q1-2020.

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The hidden housing bubble

"[...] Demand has been so high because people have the expectation that there’s no need to return to Toronto when the pandemic is over."

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Hotels hurt by pandemic could become affordable housing

“On the periphery of Vancouver and Toronto, there are pockets of opportunity. When you look at commercial real estate broadly, retail is a victim of COVID and that’s still playing out.”

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