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Condo market could gain from single-family shortage in Toronto

Condo market could gain from single-family shortage in Toronto

Measured by rising prices, global property markets are recovering well. Improving economic conditions, including low borrowing costs, are buoying confidence in the real estate sector around the world. Scotiabank’s latest survey of international house prices finds that prices rose in two-thirds of the markets looked at. In last year’s survey, prices had risen in just… Continue Reading

US to cede control of Internet domains: good thing, or dangerous?

US to cede control of Internet domains: good thing, or dangerous?

The US government recently announced that it would give up its control of key Internet domain name functions. This move is the final step in the privatization of the Domain Name System (DNS) as outlined by the US government in 1997. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned… Continue Reading

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Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Size is relative. An object that is small to you may be quite large to another person, and vice versa. The same holds true for nearly everything. A relatively small space that leaves one person feeling claustrophobic can — with a little planning and some modular furniture (see videos below) —  be considered spacious and…

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

Ontario has recently introduced legislation geared toward homebuyers and seniors. If the legislation passes, it should make housing much more affordable — although the intended result isn’t always the same as the final outcome in a real market.     Aside from the 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (previously reported>>) for non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents, and non-Canadian…

The Greater Golden Horseshoe could become greater, golder, and greener: Ontario updates land use plans

The Greater Golden Horseshoe could become greater, golder, and greener: Ontario updates land use plans

In an effort to improve livability in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, while protecting the environment, Ontario has passed updated land use plans intended to encourage sustainable communities. The plans were released on May 18, 2017 after two years of review.     These include updates to the Greenbelt Plan, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden…

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