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Toronto’s economy tops in 2012, but could slow in 2013

Toronto’s economy tops in 2012, but could slow in 2013

300 Front Street West from Tridel. Residential construction was a big factor in Toronto’s economic performance through 2012. Toronto’s strength really is its diversity. This is the conclusion given in the CIBC’s latest “Economic Snapshot” of the economic performance of twenty-five Canadian cities. Toronto came out ahead of the pack because of “the multi-channel nature… Continue Reading

Tips for putting things away after Christmas

Tips for putting things away after Christmas

How did the Christmas decorating go this year? Did you find everything with no problems—the strings of lights were ready to go straight from their packing box onto the tree, the ornaments were carefully wrapped so that none broke and each had its hanger in place, everything was in easy-to-reach boxes and bags for maximum… Continue Reading

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Home starts in Toronto at 253,720, highest level since September 2007

Home starts in Toronto at 253,720, highest level since September 2007

Against projections of 215,000 housing starts in Canada, the actual rate for March 2017 landed at 253,720 (seasonally adjusted.) This is considerably up from projected numbers, and significantly up from 214,253 in February, as reported by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CCMHC).[1] Previous years seasonally adjusted annual rates were 197,915 for 2016 and 195,535 for 2015….

Bank is betting that Canadians are ready for a fully digital mortgage experience

Bank is betting that Canadians are ready for a fully digital mortgage experience

The president and CEO of Alterna Bank said recently, on the launch of the bank’s end-to-end digital mortgage, that the process of applying for a traditional mortgage puts buyers “through the wringer.” In the time it takes to get a mortgage in the old, non-digital way, a buyer could lose out on three or four…

Calls for policy change as Toronto real estate market soars in March

Calls for policy change as Toronto real estate market soars in March

Looking at March resale numbers for detached homes in the GTA one might be left with the impression that the market is in pretty good shape. A total of 5,887 single detached homes were resold, representing an increase of almost 20 per cent year over year. Other than in the condo resale market, where the…

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