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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Home affordability slipping but market on track: RBC

Home affordability slipping but market on track: RBC

A new flurry of reports and forecasts has put the focus on Canada’s economy again, and in general the outlook is positive. The economy will grow a little faster next year, though there isn’t exact agreement on the numbers—somewhere around 2.5 per cent, according to the Conference Board of Canada, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Continue Reading

Hope for gridlock relief in government infrastructure plan?

Hope for gridlock relief in government infrastructure plan?

Infrastructure is like health; people tend not t0 think about it much until something goes wrong. And there is plenty wrong with the state of infrastructure in Toronto, despite the province’s having spent more than $85 billion on roads, bridges and the like since 2003. In Toronto, with thousands of kilometres of streets, transit lines,… Continue Reading

Builder’s reputation should be top requirement for condo buyers

Builder’s reputation should be top requirement for condo buyers

A documentary called The Condo Game aired on CBC television the other night. The film takes a critical look at some of the problems that the condo boom in Toronto and Vancouver has brought for buyers. Poor construction of buildings, and purchasers’ disappointment with the home they ended up with (as opposed to the home they… Continue Reading

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