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Canadians love living in the suburbs so why are we not building more of them

Friday Oct 26th, 2018

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Canadians love living in the suburbs so why are we not building more of them

ERIC CHOW/THE GLOBE AND MAIL Canada’s National Dream, the modern edition, began in 1953. That was the year Don Mills, the country’s first large-scale, fully planned suburb, began selling affordable, ranch-style homes north of Toronto. Immediately, middle-class Canadian families yearning for their own bit of heaven – a yard, a garage and room for the children to play – began packing their bags for the burbs. And almost as quickly, folks who claimed to know... [read more]

Half of Canadian homeowners say marijuana use will hurt property values according to poll

Monday Oct 15th, 2018

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Half of Canadian homeowners say marijuana use will hurt property values according to poll

Photo courtesy of CTV News More than half of Canadian homeowners recently surveyed say they would be less likely to consider a property if they knew cannabis had been grown inside, according to a poll released Tuesday. Real estate listings company Zoocasa, which commissioned the study, found that 52 per cent of homeowners would think twice about buying a home that had been used to grow even a legal amount of marijuana. Set to go into effect on Wednesday, the new federal Cannabis... [read more]

Toronto housing market sees a shift to mid rise development

Tuesday Oct 09th, 2018

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Toronto housing market sees a shift to mid rise development

GRAYWOOD DEVELOPMENT   There’s a subtle shift under way in the Greater Toronto Area’s presale condominium market in 2018: As developers are launching fewer towering projects designed to woo investors, they are finding there’s still a strong market for people looking to pay a little more money for a larger, family-friendly unit in neighbourhoods outside the downtown core. In 2017, developers set records for launching projects and units: 105 projects... [read more]

Toronto Tech Boom Will Keep Real Estate Frenzy Going According to Forecast

Wednesday Sep 26th, 2018

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Toronto Tech Boom Will Keep Real Estate Frenzy Going According to Forecast

KATRIN RAY SHUMAKOV VIA GETTY IMAGES   Toronto's housing market has seen a marked slowdown since a new non-resident tax successfully pushed many foreign buyers out, but a forecast from real estate agency Engel + Volkers says a new phenomenon is about to take over as the driver of Toronto's housing boom: The tech industry. The influx of tech companies into Toronto's downtown core in recent years has already had "a huge effect" on the real estate market, said... [read more]

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