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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Good holiday season forecast as retailers adapt to the "experience economy"

Good holiday season forecast as retailers adapt to the "experience economy"

Do you go shopping so you can get out of the house and go somewhere that reflects your personal values? Then you are probably between twenty-five and thirty-four years old, and you are part of the “experience economy.” Shoppers in that age bracket, otherwise known as the Millennials, and indeed most Canadians, rate buying things… Continue Reading

Good holiday season forecast as retailers adapt to the “experience economy”

Good holiday season forecast as retailers adapt to the “experience economy”

Do you go shopping so you can get out of the house and go somewhere that reflects your personal values? Then you are probably between twenty-five and thirty-four years old, and you are part of the “experience economy.” Shoppers in that age bracket, otherwise known as the Millennials, and indeed most Canadians, rate buying things… Continue Reading

Many domestic investors, few foreign buyers in Toronto condo market

Many domestic investors, few foreign buyers in Toronto condo market

We are learning more about how many foreign buyers and domestic investors are active in the Toronto condominium market. Condo research firm Urbanation, which conducted a survey of developers and brokers to gather the data, says the role of foreign buyers is “rather limited,” accounting for just 5 per cent of all sales within projects… Continue Reading

Overvaluation in some housing markets will lead to moderation: CMHC

Overvaluation in some housing markets will lead to moderation: CMHC

Despite the somewhat alarming headlines about more of Canada’s housing markets being overvalued, the forecast for the coming year and into 2018 is for moderation rather than sharp decline. The rapid growth in home prices seen over the past few years is likely to slow, sales of existing homes will also slow, and housing starts… Continue Reading

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Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

For Toronto- or Vancouver-based home-owners “Goldilocks” may seem like a dream in the face of double digit increases in home values. Even with the recent increase in listings, and the multi-point plan by Government to cool markets, the bargains are not to be found in resale homes and condos. Goldilocks market seems like a far-off…

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

By Sassa Brown I was a Boomerang kid. I didn’t want to be. I had to be. This is my story. But first, let me explain that your kids know you are anxious to settle down and relax. They want you to enjoy yourselves in peace and quiet, with the knowledge that they raised good, well-adjusted children….

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

According to a recent report by the Canadian Center for Economic Analysis, approximately 70% of Ontario’s residents are unable to find housing that adequately meets the needs of their household.     While many residents are unable to find houses that are big enough, others are finding it difficult to locate houses that are small…

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