What’s behind the market shift?

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The last few months of national, provincial and municipal housing stats suggest there is a slump in housing sales. Is this the bursting of the housing bubble? Or is it simply because real estate is expensive?

The dangers of pre-construction sales

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In 2018, Ontario saw a steep rise in the number of condo projects being cancelled by builders. The numbers are shocking.
Presenting the Action Plan for Cannabis Legislation at Queen’s Park, from left: Matthew Thornton, OREA’s VP of public affairs and communications, David Reid, president of OREA; and Larissa Smit, OREA’s manager of policy.

More questions about cannabis

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Growing cannabis indoors requires high humidity and high temperatures. These conditions create perfect conditions for mould and fungus to grow and spread, which is difficult and expensive to remediate.

Here’s what renters really want

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Location, location, location is touted as the most important factor when determining the best place to invest. Like many maxims (such as “nice guys finish last”), it’s not entirely true. It’s nuanced.

Pitfalls of gifting a home to your child

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Parents are “gifting” or selling their rental properties to their children for a nominal value. While this is a valid strategy, there are several important factors to consider.

The lie of the averages

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Real estate pundits point to the average sale price to conclude whether the market is crashing or hyper-inflating. The problem is that averages don’t tell much of a story.
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Can you make money in the Toronto real estate market?

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“Clearly” a bubble in the market was about to pop and I didn’t want to be the fool who failed to time the market. Only recently have I come to terms with the fact that I was the fool.

Vacation property pitfalls

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While such preservation of vistas and nature protect the environment associated with a cottage or vacation property, it also complicates the buying and selling process. Here are some common pitfalls.

Today’s clients demand transparency

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We're seeing a steady rise in the willingness of clients to file complaints against agents for unprofessional behaviour. And worse, get a litigator involved.

Boost your mood and your career by giving

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For every helping hand you extend, you become happier and more successful, while also losing the pain in your neck because you no longer have to “watch your back”.