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Ontario to streamline housing development process

9/29/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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In an announcement earlier this week, the government of Ontario stated that it has established a new team tasked with removing the multiple barriers to housing construction and ... More


Why the GTA's detached houses remain a safe bet

9/27/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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In spite of recent scares regarding their values, detached houses remain the strongest real estate investment to be had in the GTA.

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Almost half of Ontario homeowners expect their home to fund retirement

9/27/2017 | Posted in Ontario News by Michael Antczak

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A large share of homeowners in Ontario are counting on home values increasing to ensure they have sufficient retirement funds.

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Ontario needs more than 6,000 new rental units a year says report

9/26/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The tight Ontario rental market will worsen without increasing the units available by around 6,250 a year for a decade.

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New eviction rules in effect to protect Ontario tenants

9/1/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Ontario tenants will have additional protection from eviction starting Friday, September 1, 2017; when a landlord ends a tenancy to have family members move in, people evicted ... More


Toronto casts shadow over nation's home sales, but realtors see signs market bottoming out

8/16/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Home sales in the Greater Golden Horseshoe just saw the smallest decline since Ontario’s housing clampdown, suggesting the market may be stabilizing.

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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


Foreign buyer activity in Ontario housing market about 5 per cent: government

7/5/2017 | Posted in Foreign Buyers by Michael Antczak

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Newly released figures show nearly five per cent of home purchases in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe region were made by non-residents since the Liberal government ... 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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More first-home buyers in Ontario delaying their purchases

6/27/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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More first-home buyers in Ontario appear to be delaying their purchases in the wake of the province’s new policies intended to cool the red-hot housing market. At the ... More


Cottage country shows early immunity to GTA real estate cooling

6/20/2017 | Posted in Recreational Properties by Michael Antczak

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The slowdown in Toronto’s housing market is not reaching cottage country several hours away, where vacation properties are changing hands quickly and prices are still ... More


Toronto home sales drop most since recession as new rules put brakes on market

6/6/2017 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Sales of existing homes across the Greater Toronto Area dropped a whopping 20.3 per cent in May from a year ago, while the average home price in the region fell about six per ... More


Top Places In Ontario To Invest In Real Estate

6/4/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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In the inaugural issue of Canadian Property Investor, the publication identified the Top 50 Places to Invest in Canada. Now it's time to dig a little deeper -- to ... More


Real estate not only more expensive, but also more complex

6/3/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The only thing increasing faster than GTA home prices is the complexity of the market. Lesser-known but very important changes are already underway that will significantly ... More


New Ontario regulations on buyers' citizenship effective today

4/24/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Regulatory changes that require home buyers in Ontario to provide complete information on their citizenship and place of residence take effect today.

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Ontario to tax foreign buyers, expand rent control

4/20/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Ontario plans to help cool a hot housing market by bringing in a 15-per-cent foreign buyer tax, expanding rent control, allowing Toronto to impose a tax on vacant homes and ... More


No measures that could boost demand for housing in Toronto: Morneau

4/19/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Three levels of government facing a red-hot housing market in the Greater Toronto Area agreed Tuesday not to introduce any measures that would further boost demand and drive ... More


Ontario considers housing tax for non-resident speculators

4/18/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Seeking to tame a roaring housing market in greater Toronto, the Ontario government is considering a speculation tax on home purchases by non-residents according to the The ... More


Cool Toronto's market by cutting tax - not raising it

4/12/2017 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Jack Mintz: If Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to score a big win with home-buying voters, why not get rid of the land-transfer tax altogether?

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Sousa promises measures to cool Ontario's overheated housing market

3/28/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Attention hard-pressed homebuyers: Finance Minister Charles Sousa is promising help in his spring budget to make houses and condos more affordable.

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Ontario puts foreign buyers' tax back on the table as hot housing market raises alarms

3/10/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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A foreign buyers’ tax is back on the table in Ontario, with the finance minister saying it’s one possible option he’s looking at to cool the housing ... More


New home construction picks up, offering latest evidence of economic momentum

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

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The pace of home construction in Canada picked up last month and a lot of the push came from Ontario, the federal housing agency said Wednesday, offering the latest evidence ... More


Prices soar 30 per cent in this Ontario market

3/6/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The continued boom in the housing market in the Greater Toronto Area continues to push other Ontario markets higher.

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GO expansion could boost GTA property values

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

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A study commissioned by the Toronto Real Estate Board considered the impact of GO’s Regional Express Rail expansion on Toronto region housing prices and ... More


GTA house price 'spillover' driving up prices as far away as Sudbury, Ottawa: CMHC

1/29/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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CMHC data shows sky-high prices in the Greater Toronto Area are pushing homebuyers further afield. Spillover from the red-hot GTA real estate market is driving demand and ... More


Housing strength now concentrated in Ontario, data suggest

1/17/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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As Vancouver smarted from its greatest 3-month decline in home prices since 2012, latest housing data suggested that Ontario is now the main contributor of strength and ... More


More Torontonians want hard-to-find detached homes: Study

12/28/2016 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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A study by the Ontario Real Estate Association finds more Torontonians are eyeing detached homes, even though those properties are the hardest to find. 

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Lend first-time buyers cash to buy houses, Ontario realtor chief says

12/24/2016 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The head of a realtor group in Canada’s largest province said he’d support a program that would lend first-time buyers cash to buy houses and get them out of their ... More


No easing for GTA home prices: BILD

12/23/2016 | Posted in GTA Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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Home prices in the Greater Toronto Area continued to rise to unprecedented levels in November, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) says.

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A year in review of the market from November 2015 to November 2016: OREA

12/15/2016 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Michael Antczak

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The Ontario real estate market remained strong in 2016, set new sales records, and continued to be a seller's market. Ontario residential unit sales in November numbered ... More


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