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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Unconditional offers in Toronto’s hot real estate market common but risky

Unconditional offers in Toronto’s hot real estate market common but risky

A new report on real estate markets across Canada, this one from RE/MAX, covers territory that will be familiar to many. Home prices are rising in sellers’ markets like Toronto and Vancouver, where inventory is tight, and falling in buyers’ markets like Calgary and Regina. Condominiums are an affordable choice for many buyers, especially first-time… Continue Reading

Bowery Project takes urban agriculture to the street

Bowery Project takes urban agriculture to the street

We live in a mobile age, the age of the pop-up. Everyone is hyper-connected with everyone else electronically, and we demand the ability to do everything mobile. We pay bills, shop, chat, text, Skype. snap, sext, blog, game, read, listen, watch, remotely control home appliances and generally live in a state of perpetual mobility. But… Continue Reading

More choice for renters with big jump in purpose-built apartments

More choice for renters with big jump in purpose-built apartments

Finding an affordable apartment to rent in Toronto should be a little easier these days, thanks to growing numbers of condos for rent, as well as more purpose-built rental apartments. The number of condo apartments that are rented continues to grow steadily. Urbanation, the firm that studies and reports on the condo market in Toronto,… Continue Reading

Toronto, Vancouver outliers as national housing markets soften

Toronto, Vancouver outliers as national housing markets soften

Whether you call it a “soft landing” or simply a rational response to larger economic forces, housing prices in many parts of Canada have been “softening” over the past three months, according to the latest Royal LePage House Price Survey. The “natural cycle” of the market was disrupted by two unanticipated and opposing factors: the… Continue Reading

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A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

Condo.ca’s editorial and design team quietly worked on an evolved platform for Condo.ca — the second in its long history as “Canada’s Condominium Magazine” — working to a mission of making the online magazine easier to navigate, search and read. With thousands of stories published — still freely available in our archive — Condo.ca’s team also wanted…

Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for young children and pets if condo owners display seasonal Easter lilies and other flowers. Also topping the list of easter cautions for pets in particular: ham is dangerous for cats and dogs and can cause pancreatitis tasty packaging: good foods with tasty smells can be ingested by pets, leading to choking…

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

As expected, Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced that pending Ontario government intervention will target speculators — an attempt to help ordinary buyers and sellers. He emphasized that the Ontario government would not be targeting real estate agents who facilitate bids. In his remarks to journalists at Queen’s Park, he compared speculators to “scalpers” who grab…

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