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Despite lots of new construction, general costs have spiked

Housing starts in Canada are the highest they’ve been since the 1970s but that isn’t the case in Toronto, where scarce supply is causing home prices to surge.

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Royal LePage study says owning has more benefits than renting

A new study from Royal LePage has found that homeowners who can afford 20% down payments are much better off in the long run than renters.

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This investor has 725 doors

Andrew Brennan has been an investor since 2008 and today has about 725 doors. The trick, he says, is to build a portfolio in the multifamily sector because commercial mortgages are much easier to obtain than residential mortgages.

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This Toronto neighbourhood is a known flood zone

Shamil Shamilov and his wife lived in Toronto’s Midtown neighbourhood a few years ago where houses and the city’s infrastructure are older and where the couple experienced two ghastly floods.

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Detached homes cost $1 million in 54 of 60 TRREB areas

Out of 60 areas covered by the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, only six had detached homes priced below $1 million, according to an analysis by RE/MAX.

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Canadian inflation hits highest reading in two decades

Canadian inflation picked up sharply in July, rising to its highest level in 20 years. This morning's Statistics Canada release showed that the consumer price index surged to a 3.7% year-over-year pace.

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There’s more to an investment property than its cap rate

Real estate investors often think that cap rates alone are the greatest determinant of a prospective property’s value, but that isn’t the case.

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The slowdown in Canadian housing continued in July

Existing home sales fell 3.5% on a month-over-month basis in July, marking the smallest of the four consecutive declines since March. Today, CREA released statistics.

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Blockchain, tokenization converge on global property market

According to a report from Moore Global, blockchain tokenization has emerged as a megatrend in international real estate and is being taken to a whole new level.

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Competition for low-rise rentals in GTA sparks bidding wars

Parsimonious rental data in the GTA makes tracking hotspots difficult, but stories about leasing bidding wars are commonplace and, according to the president of RESCON.

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Toronto’s C2K initiative is a step in the right direction

We are in the middle of a housing crisis here in the GTA and across Ontario—and Canada for that matter. The cost of building new homes continues to rise. The situation is dire and hampering our economic growth.

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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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