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Canada has a student housing gap waiting to be filled

“Historically, we have done all our pre-leasing between January and April for the following September school year. This year it’s been quite different," said Sanjil Shah, managing partner of Alignvest Student Housing.

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Bank of Canada tapers bond-buying again

The Bank of Canada raised its inflation forecast in the newly released July Monetary Policy Report (MPR), making it one of the most hawkish central banks in the world.

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Aggregate Canadian home price rose by 25% in Q2

The aggregate price of a home in the country is expected to reach $771,500 by the last quarter of the year because foreign students, newcomers and investors will have arrived.

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Hourly pool rentals are exploding in popularity

Swimply is an app that lets people rent a host’s backyard swimming pool by the hour and provides liability insurance for up to $1 million and $10,000 property damage insurance.

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How TCS Marketing Systems differentiated itself from the competition

This team has a wealth of experience marketing and selling low-rise projects, including detached subdivisions and townhomes, in addition to condominiums.

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Canadian mortgage debt almost $2 trillion in May

“Over the first five months of 2021, households added $57.5 billion in mortgage debt, compared with $34.3 billion over the same period in 2020,” said StatCan.

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Montreal is Canada’s leading luxury market: Engel & Völkers

Montreal and Vancouver are expected to remain top destinations for international purchasers of luxury real estate because Canada’s housing supply is constricted it will create tighter market conditions.

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Renovations can double the value of kitchens

Kitchen renovations can increase the value of a home by 4-6%, but it has to be done correctly. Here is what Andrew Hibbs, owner of Edmonton-based Kitch, has to say on the matter.

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Mortgage professionals finding ways around refinance backlog

Good mortgage brokers leverage strong relationships with their lending partners to get their clients’ files moved to the front of the line. Here's what Certified Mortgage Brokers Toronto does.

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GTA townhomes give semis, detached homes run for their money

The Willows Townhomes is a 238-unit condominium development that has a rich amenity package and higher-end finishes from floor to ceiling. Brightwater Towns are no different. Read more about what they have to offer.

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Sellers getting greedy: RE/MAX

“Unfortunately, sellers are getting caught up in the previous numbers of the market or hear about a neighbour who sold their house for X amount of money a few months ago, and believe their house is worth the same or more."

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New condo launches next to Niagara Falls

Riverwalk Niagara will be a five-storey, 51-unit condominium with unit sizes ranging from 700-1,600 sq ft in Chippawa, ON, just 4 km away from the Falls and directly across the street from family-favourite Kingsbridge Park.

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Vancouver’s commercial sector had robust Q1 showing

In terms of transaction volume, Vancouver’s office sector had a difficult first quarter of the year, however, investment rose by 86% year-over-year with $243 million invested.

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