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Future of GTA property market is up in the air

8/7/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Housing trends show clear evidence that the Places to Grow intensification policy introduced a decade ago has now come into full effect.

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GTA new condo sales set another quarterly record

8/3/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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For the second consecutive quarter, new condo apartment sales in the Greater Toronto Area have reached a new high.

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Ontario begins rolling out new condo-board regulations

8/1/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Names of Ontario condominium directors will be listed in a public database under new regulations unveiled this month, as the province begins to implement a new law to protect ... More


Ontario government considers review of preferential condo sales

6/28/2017 | Posted in Ontario News by Michael Antczak

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The Ontario government is considering a review of preferential sales practices for pre-construction condos as part of its wide-ranging reforms of the housing market.

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Most sweeping rent controls in 25 years could end up making Toronto housing more expensive if building halts

5/16/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Toronto’s trying to make it more affordable to rent in one of the world’s hottest housing markets. New measures may have the opposite effect.

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5 terms every condo investor needs to know

5/16/2017 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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For new investors, it's easy to get overwhelmed by facts, figures, formulas, and different investment calculations. And, although many people are aware of condo investing ... More


GTA high rise sales surging year-to-date

3/27/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Sales of new high rise homes in the Greater Toronto Area have surged in the first two months of this year according to latest data from Altus Group.

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GTA condo market is undersupplied: CIBC

3/17/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The commonly-held perception that there are too many condos for sale in the Greater Toronto Area has been challenged by CIBC’s Benjamin Tal.

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GTA new condo sales broke records in 2016

2/16/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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There were 27,217 new condominium apartment sales in the Greater Toronto Area in 2016, a record 34 per cent increase compared to the year before, according to Urbanation ... More


Proposed changes to Condominium Act regs released

2/16/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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A plain language summary of the first round of proposed changes to rules under the Condominium Act was posted yesterday on Ontario’s Regulatory ... More


Demand for downtown Toronto condos heats up

2/9/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Fervour is particularly strong in the Queen and King Street West areas – bidding wars can attract more than a dozen contenders.

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Toronto condo buyers feeling the squeeze

1/20/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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One of the big surprises of the resale market in 2016 in the Greater Toronto Area was the strength of the condo segment. The shortage of listings in the single-family home ... More


Toronto condo builders still can't keep pace with demand

11/25/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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With Vancouver’s real estate market in retreat, industry pundits are wondering how long the Toronto market’s strength will perservere.

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New condo sales in Toronto soar 73 per cent

11/16/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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There were a total of 6,677 new condominium apartments sold across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) during the third quarter of this year, according to Urbanation Inc.’s ... More


Foreign buyers have limited power in GTA condo market as sales soar

10/28/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Foreign buyers play a limited part in condo sales activity in the Greater Toronto Area but investors play a key role in the market according to a new report from ... More


Toronto condo sales rise but supply remains tight

10/25/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Sales of condos in the Greater Toronto area were up 22.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015 but the market remains constrained by tight ... More


GTA high-rise sales breaking records

10/21/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Sales of high-rise homes in the GTA are set to break records in 2016 according to the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).

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Housing market correction or 'a whole lot of nothing'?

10/18/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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As new mortgage rules come into effect that will limit the borrowing power of many buyers, there's uncertainty about the consequence this will have on Toronto's red-hot ... More


Where are the most expensive condominiums in downtown Toronto?

10/18/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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According to the just-released results of a recent survey, major intersections play host to the costliest condominium units in downtown Toronto.

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GTA on course for high-rise sales record

9/23/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Sales of high-rise homes in the Greater Toronto Area are on course to hit a whole-year record in 2016 with year-to-date sales already the highest ever.

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Condo supply slides to decade low

8/8/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The supply of new condos in the Greater Toronto Area hit the lowest level since 2010 in the second quarter of 2016.

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GTA condo sales overtake supply

7/4/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Condominiums are becoming an increasingly important part of the GTA’s housing market mix as development in the region grows more intense. January to April 2016 saw 6,229 ... More


Thought this market was done? Think again

5/9/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Investors may have written off this busy housing market, but new data suggests those who put their money in it will likely earn major profits.
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Price hikes forcing rent increases

4/15/2016 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Investors in this market likely to enjoy even higher rents. Condo rents in Toronto have increased 6.8% year-over-year as vacancy rates fell to 0.5%, according to ... More


CMHC releases report on foreign ownership

4/7/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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The Crown Corporation released its latest Housing Markets Insight Report Thursday, which focuses on the foreign investment. The report found that foreign ownership is most ... More


Toronto, Vancouver condo investment is long-term says report

4/6/2016 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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Most investments in condos in Toronto and Vancouver are for long-term gains rather than making a quick buck. That’s according to a report from the CMHC which says ... More


First-time buyers help push GTA condo sales higher

1/28/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Condo sales in the Greater Toronto Area increased by more than 12 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. The Toronto Real Estate ... More


New condo rules will help 1.3M Ontarians

12/15/2015 | Posted in Real Estate News by Michael Antczak

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Some 1.3 million Ontario condo dwellers will be better protected and have more rights under long-awaited new legislation.

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Foreign investor stats revealed

12/3/2015 | Posted in Real Estate Investments by Michael Antczak

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Foreign owners made up a bigger share of the condominium markets in Toronto and Vancouver over the last year, according to the nation's housing agency.

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