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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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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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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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Housing deliveries compromised amid illegal strike

The actions of Local 183 are very disturbing and selfish, given the negative impact on homebuyers and workers within the residential construction industry," executive director of the Interior Systems Contractors Association.

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Multi-family sector proving resilient through pandemic

"The pandemic shone a light on what essential real estate really is—which asset types perform well—and people have figured out multi-family is great[...]"

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Canadian investors flock to Arizona amid upbeat vaccine news

Many Canadians in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta are searching Arizona’s Valley of the Sun for investment opportunities.

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Year-round cottaging is here to stay: Colin and Justin

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan aren't the least bit surprised by the strong contingent of empty nesters “winterizing” cottages.

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Lowest interest rates don’t always make best mortgages

Let's focus on the three Ps of a mortgage contract: prepayment privileges, portability, and penalties.

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Retail investment in Vancouver rose by 50% in Q4-2020

"The retail sector had a surprisingly strong finish to the year, up 18% in total investment volume for 2020 compared to 2019," said senior analysts at Altus Group.

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Parry Sound emerges as luxury property hotspot

I Branched Out is a home décor shop on Parry Sound's main street that specializes in high-end, custom furniture using real Ontario wood.

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New landlord association takes fight to Ottawa’s city hall

"Ottawa used to be somewhat friendly to landlords, but I can’t say that anymore," said Tony Miller, a realtor, landlord and registered lobbyist at city hall.

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Investors set sights eastward

This 11-storey, 184-unit mid-rise condo is slated for development in the Kingston Rd. and Morningside Ave. area in Toronto.

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Wills, power of attorney documents protect home investments

The Toronto-based company offers a service that enables clients to create their own will and power of attorney documents online.

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