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  • How poor heating devalues homes by Neil Sharma

    Student housing is known as a lucrative investment, but when a deficient heating system cut into veteran investor Lee Strauss’s North Bay property, where students’ rents fetched $500 a room, he was at wit's end

  • RRSPs vs. homeownership by Neil Sharma

    A report from Sotheby's International Realty Canada and Mustel Group determined that 20% of young urban family homeowners deferred RRSPs in favour of purchasing a home

  • Realtors fight to maintain MLS status quo by Vernon Clement Jones

    It’s may be the Realtor version of a Hail Mary pass, but the Toronto Real Estate Board has now filed a constitutional challenge alleging its nemesis -- the Competition Bureau -- has no business opening up the MLS system.

  • Five challenges to investing in the booming north by Mike Oswin

    Go North, young property investor! Go north! That may be easier said than done for those looking to capitalize on increasingly hot housing markets in Northern Ontario and other industrial, mining or forestry areas.

  • Eroding affordability helps landlords by Vernon Clement Jones

    Canadian homes became even less affordable during the second quarter, according to a new report from RBC, suggesting apartment vacancy rates will remain near all-time lows.

  • Rate wars over for now, analysts say by Vernon Clement Jones

    Analysts are suggesting investors will see little in the way of a rate war for the rest of 2012 as the big banks look to protect interest margins in a slowing market.

  • CIBC: the sky is not falling, investors by Editorial

    Investors looking to sell in the next couple years can breathe a sigh of relief, according to a top CIBC economist, suggesting the anticipated housing decline will not be as sharp or as long as earlier projected because of immigration.

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