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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tridel at forefront of intelligent building movement

Tridel at forefront of intelligent building movement

The typical consumer-directed marketing materials from telephone and Internet service providers in Canada put a lot of emphasis on speed. But it would probably surprise many Canadians to learn, if their only awareness of the state of our Internet came from these same marketing materials, that Canada’s Internet is actually ranked twenty-second out of thirty… Continue Reading

New Waterfront Toronto community to have high-speed Internet access

New Waterfront Toronto community to have high-speed Internet access

High-speed Internet access is one of those topics that makes people talk, and complain. And make lists. To find out where your country/city/neighbourhood ranks in the world for speed of connectivity, just consult the latest list of your choice. You will see that Japan now has the fastest commercially available Internet access speeds in the… Continue Reading

First “noteworthy” increase in home sales in nine months: CREA

First “noteworthy” increase in home sales in nine months: CREA

Canadian housing sales in May were close to where they were last July, marking the first “noteworthy” increase in nine months, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said today. On a month-over-month basis, sales were up 3.6 per cent in May compared to April, with new listings also rising. It was the largest monthly gain… Continue Reading

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15 percent non-resident speculation tax becoming reality for Ontario; may help temper “frantic” real estate market “without unintended consequences”

15 percent non-resident speculation tax becoming reality for Ontario; may help temper “frantic” real estate market “without unintended consequences”

As expected, Kathleen Wynn moved to cool down the sizzling hot GTA real estate market with a bundle of measures, led by new 15 percent non resident speculation tax. Investors who are residents are exempt, although separate “policies” may also target locals. Expanded rent controls are also certain. “When I talk about the frenzy in…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Reader Question: “I believe my neighbour is renting out with Airbnb. I see people I don’t know coming and going, making lots of noise. I also don’t feel safe in this environment. What can I do about this? So far, complaining to management hasn’t helped.” Do you have a question for Richard? Please reach out…

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

In another of several announcements promising action on the Ontario housing market — this one promising “in the coming week” — Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa revealed more details of the pending plan to rein in speculative market pricing in the GTA area. A combination of low supply and excessive demand has thrust house pricing…

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