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Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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