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Research shows many homes don't sell on first attempt because price is wrong

Research shows many homes don't sell on first attempt because price is wrong

An interesting perspective on Toronto’s resale housing market comes from the online brokerage TheRedPin.com. According to the TheRedPin, about one in six of the 101.299 properties sold last year—that’s 17,254 homes—did not sell on first listing. We’re so used to hearing about the shortage of listings, fast-rising prices, multiple offers and short selling times that… Continue Reading

Research shows many homes don’t sell on first attempt because price is wrong

Research shows many homes don’t sell on first attempt because price is wrong

An interesting perspective on Toronto’s resale housing market comes from the online brokerage TheRedPin.com. According to the TheRedPin, about one in six of the 101.299 properties sold last year—that’s 17,254 homes—did not sell on first listing. We’re so used to hearing about the shortage of listings, fast-rising prices, multiple offers and short selling times that… Continue Reading

Green building booming in Canada, around the world: report

Green building booming in Canada, around the world: report

The green building industry generated more economic benefits and employed more people in Canada in 2014 than oil and gas extraction, mining and forestry combined. A report from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) estimates that nearly 300,000 full-time workers were employed in the industry, which generated $23.45 billion in GDP. More than half of… Continue Reading

Government takes steps to make Airbnb hosts pay their taxes

Government takes steps to make Airbnb hosts pay their taxes

The Ontario government has obviously heard Toronto taxi drivers’ complaints about unfair competition from Uber and clearly doesn’t want a fight with the hotel industry. The hotel industry says it is already losing money to the disruptive home-sharing business, Airbnb. In a carefully worded statement, Queens Park says it supports the sharing economy insofar as that… Continue Reading

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