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Is bureaucracy responsible for housing affordability woes?

Housing is top of mind for Canadians with the federal election less than a week away, but unless political parties cut the red tape responsible for the chronic undersupply of housing in key markets, the affordability woes will persist.

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Boutique condo hosting RSVP-only event this Saturday

Riverwalk Niagara is hosting an RSVP-only event this Saturday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls where attendees can benefit from an incentive-laden package.

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Investors, take note: Calgary needs more secondary suites

Homes with illegal secondary suites have proliferated in Calgary during the last few decades, but with the city ready to crack down in January, investors need to know how to be on the right side of these changes.

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TRREB scolds city council over MLTT hike

"Any MLTT increase has a ripple effect on all market segments, and would further constrain inventory, making it an even more challenging environment for buyers." said TRREB CEO John DiMichele.

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Land scarcity fosters creativity among industrial developers

Orion is building Pacific Corporate Centre and Coastal Heights Distribution Centre which could be the last of their size in the region due to land demand, and "low lands".

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How AI is being used to reduce the spread of COVID-19

“We use artificial intelligence as a mechanism to decide how to optimally manage systems and maintain indoor air quality while minimizing energy use,” said Patrick O’Neill, president of mCloud Technologies.

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Bauhaus Condos offering investors rental guarantees

This highly anticipated 32-storey tower by Lamb Development Corp. in downtown Toronto is offering investors a two-year rental guarantee. Here's what these seasoned investors have to say on the matter.

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Immigrant franchise owners live the Canadian dream

Many of Canada’s immigrant business owners have a predilection for owning restaurant franchises, and according to this real estate broker and managing director of CHI Real Estate, it’s for good reason.

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Look out for multifamily listings in Hamilton this fall

Sandy MacKay, founder and CEO of MacKay Realty Network, says that Hamilton does indeed have a lot of multifamily properties with anywhere from two to five units that could be market-bound.

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Be wary of taxes in cottage estate planning

“For a cottage owner, regardless of how they want to pass it along—as a gift or putting it in a trust—there will be tax implications for the owner because this is a capital asset."

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Boomers still expected to be major players in housing market

"The boomer generation appears to have no intention of slowing down," said Phil Soper, president and CEO of Royal LePage. Here's what's expected from the boomer generation in Ontario, Quebec, and BC.

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Here’s what to expect in the market this summer

“I don’t think we’re going to see a repeat of last year and part of that is because of the frantic pace we’ve seen since 2020,” said John Lusink, president of Right at Home Realty.

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53-year-old Ottawa building attains LEED Platinum

This downtown building, located at 275 Slater St. just south of Parliament Hill at the corner of Kent St., has obtained a LEED Platinum certification with an energy score of 87%.

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