• Renters freeing themselves of debt by Vernon Clement Jones

    Don’t break open the bubbly quite yet, landlords. A new report from Equifax suggests more Canadian households are getting a handle on the kind of debt that keeps them renters instead of homeowners.

  • Carney hints at higher rates by Vernon Clement Jones

    The Bank of Canada surprised absolutely no one in maintaining its overnight rate at 1% Tuesday, although it now suggests there may be little choice but to increase it in order to curb rising household debt.

  • T.O. condo rents soar in Q2 by Vernon Clement Jones

    Toronto Realtors are reporting a whopping 4,771 leased condominium through the city’s MLS system in the second quarter, representing a 3% increase over an already busy 2011.

  • Local knowledge key to real estate success by Caitlin Nobes

    Knowing how local, national and global events affect real estate markets is key to making long-term investment plans, but tailoring that information to Alberta's market is a challenge and, ultimately, the job of one man.

  • Housing market slooows down by Vernon Clement Jones

    It’s here… June marked a key change in the Canadian housing market, with prices and sales numbers showing the kind of decline new mortgage rules were meant to bring about.

  • Investors split on effects of mortgage rules by Caitlin Nobes

    Investors are divided on whether recent mortgage rule changes will lower the value of Toronto condos, a new Canadian Real Estate Wealth poll suggesting there's an almost even split on the question.

  • High-paying jobs brighten investor horizons by Vernon Clement Jones

    A new report pointing to growth in the number of high-paying jobs in B.C. suggests that property investors outside the pricey Lower Mainland will see vacancy rates drop and rents increase.

  • Economist: Land shortage spikes rents by Vernon Clement Jones

    Rents are inevitably on their way up, and at a much more rapid pace than they should be, according to a leading housing economist, laying blame at the foot of a land shortage in key Canadian markets.

  • Who manages the manager? by Caitlin Nobes

    Every investor has heard horror stories of bad property managers, so how do you get it right? It’s all about setting expectations and knowing how to evaluate and manage candidates, says one expert.

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