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There seems little doubt in the minds of real estate investors: Toronto should repeal its land-transfer tax – no ifs, ands or buts ... or talk of a $700 million deficit.
Royal LePage is pooh-poohing predictions for a correction in Canadian home prices, suggesting all signs point to a near-3 per cent rise in the national average by the close of 2012.
U.S. home values continued a slight decline in November, down 0.1% from a month earlier and down 4.6% from a year earlier, according to Zillow.
Searching MLS listings in the GTA just got a whole lot easier, with TheRedPin.com becoming the first to add that comprehensive information -- once reserved for Realtor eyes -- to its exhaustive database of new and pre-construction condo listings.
Economists predicting a correction haven’t yet decided whether to call it a blessing or something else, but a spate of condo projects in Toronto drove the country’s housing starts higher than expected in December – almost 15,000 above the previous month’s.
2011 handed Greater Toronto its “second-best year” in terms of real estate transactions, according to the city’s association of Realtors, pointing to 4,718 sales in December, alone.
While bank economists seem increasingly resigned to the potential loss of the 30-year amortization, brokers insist that move would unfairly tie of the hands of property investors looking to maximize the bang for their buck.
On the heels of three straight months of mild declines, residential building permit values made up for ground lost in November with a 6.9% gain over the previous month, according to figures released by Statistics Canada.
The already-low pressure to perform “curb appeal maintenance” will fall even further in Alberta and other increasingly tight rental markets this year, says one Calgary expert, at the same time cautioning property investors.
Thanks to a new fraud notification system, an elderly couple was likely saved from losing title to a $300,000 home.
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The event will also feature a panel of industry experts and a presentation on the state of the Hamilton-Burlington housing market