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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Timing "could not be better" for Canadians to invest in US real estate

Timing "could not be better" for Canadians to invest in US real estate

No time like the present for Canadians to invest in the US commercial real estate market, according to REIT promoters with offerings that specialize in distressed residential as well as business properties. Another sign that the American real estate market is back, this time in the commercial sector, is the fact that Canadians are investing… Continue Reading

Warren Buffet buys Toronto asset firm Brookfield

Warren Buffet buys Toronto asset firm Brookfield

Warren Buffet and friend (Bill Gates). The legendary investor has demonstrated faith in the US residential real estate market by expanding his brokerage holdings and now creating a new “super” brand, acquiring Toronto’s Brookfield Asset Management to do so.  One of the world’s most famous investors has turned his attention to the residential real estate… Continue Reading

Real estate on agenda at city hall as council debates selling community housing

Real estate on agenda at city hall as council debates selling community housing

Real estate will be on the agenda at Toronto city hall tomorrow as council debates whether to sell off some 55 city-owned houses. Each of the homes, owned by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), is valued at about $600,000. The approximately $35.5 million that could be realized by the sale would be used to… Continue Reading

Jann Arden helps launch party fund-raiser plan for women’s shelters

Jann Arden helps launch party fund-raiser plan for women’s shelters

Jann Arden hosted the first Hosting for Hope party last week to kick off the campaign, which lets participants turn every party and get-together into a fund-raiser for women’s shelters. As we enter the Christmas season, we can look forward to many requests for help from various charitable organizations. One such organization that seems to… Continue Reading

Home inspections are for condos, too

Home inspections are for condos, too

Homebuyers might think that newer buildings like condominiums don’t need an inspection, but experts say don’t buy without one. Canada’s most trusted home guy, Mike Holmes, sounds like he’s paraphrasing the old American Express tagline when he says, “Don’t buy the house without it,” but the “it” he’s talking about is a home inspection. Speaking… Continue Reading

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