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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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Why real estate investors shouldn’t worry about inflation

Rising inflation is a growing concern, but real estate investors can rest assured that their investments are, at least for the time being, inflation-proof.

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This neighbourhood is Hamilton’s next hot spot

In the coming years, the neighbourhood will also be home to new residential development, including Waterfront Shores, a condominium development that promises waterfront views and proximity to McMaster University.

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Small Canadian cities emerge as luxury market hot spots

“The premium markets in cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver will continue to command international interest, but Halifax and Ottawa are premium markets to watch,” said Anthony Hitt.

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Office leasing improved in Q2: Morguard

Although still early, activity in the office sector has been positive. In Q2, private sector office tenants started making long-term premises decisions, demand for sublease space, especially if furnished, increased for the first time in a year

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Investment-motivated buyers acquiring Cayman Islands real estate

Mortgages on Canadian investment properties are becoming difficult to carry using rental income alone, prompting some real estate investors to look at international property markets.

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Experts at finding private lending solutions

Investors with too many doors sometimes do themselves a disservice when they try expanding their portfolios because lenders typically only look at their income, but not Freedom Capital.

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Bidding wars are back for condos listed in desirable areas

“Demand for ownership housing has remained strong despite a pandemic-related lull in population growth. Of specific note is the condominium apartment market, which has seen a marked turn-around in 2021 with sales up compared to last year."

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What working from home means for downtown real estate

“Not everybody is going to go back to the office. Even if only 25% of the working population worked from home on a regular basis, that has a significant impact on what’s going to happen in some of the core centres,”

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Students struggling to find rental housing in Vancouver

Vancouver’s extremely low rental vacancy rate has sparked fierce competition throughout the city, from downtown up to the University of British Columbia.

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Drop in listings pushed up Vancouver home prices in July

Home sales in Greater Vancouver declined on a monthly basis by 11.6% in July, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reported. “Moderation was the name of the game in July,” said REBGV economist.

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