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Penelope Graham is the managing editor of Zoocasa.com, a real estate resource “that uses full brokerage service and online tools to empower Canadians to buy or sell their home faster, easier and more successfully.”

What’s next for home prices amid COVID-19?

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To say much has changed during the last month would be a huge understatement as the spread of the COVID-19 virus has risen to global pandemic proportions.

Should buyers use the Home Buyer’s Plan?

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Is using the Home Buyer's Plan a truly effective method for sourcing down payment funds, especially in Canada’s most expensive real estate markets? Let’s take a look.

2020 forecast: Hot sales growth and a chilled stress test

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If the 2019 housing market could be summed up in one word, it would be “rebound” – most of Canada's major urban markets saw sustained improvement in sales and price growth in the second half of the year.

Rising rents makes saving for down payment a challenge

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As the cost of ownership housing also steadily increases, more would-be real estate purchasers are lingering in the rental market for longer.

One year after legalization, buyers less worried about cannabis

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It has been nearly one year since cannabis was legalized in Canada – but has the haze cleared from how Canadian home buyers and sellers feel about its presence?
Millennials say owning a home is attainable

Could your client use the new first-time buyers incentive?

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The First-Time Home Buyer’s Incentive – the federal government’s much-debated mortgage equity sharing program – went into effect Sept. 2.

Where are the buyers’ and sellers’ markets in Canada right now?

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The growing narrative from CREA is that conditions are balancing out; June sales and price growth was fairly stagnant, up 0.3 per cent and 1.7 per cent year over year, respectively.

Study highlights affordability issues in Canadian real estate

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A new data report reveals just how out of reach homeownership can be, even for city residents earning a living wage.

Canada’s 10 most affordable markets for single home buyers

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These ten cities can still be considered affordable for single buyers earning a median household income.

Was real estate a good investment in 2018?

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Zoocasa crunched the numbers in three key housing markets, comparing the monthly trajectory of the local average home price to the performance of three popular investments over the course of 2018.