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New mortgage rules fail to cool GTA housing market as prices spike in the 'burbs
Saturday, December 3, 2016
The latest mortgage rule changes have failed to slow the blistering pace of home sales, according to numbers released Friday and they may have actually pushed prices higher in parts of the GTA that are still considered affordable, realtors say.
Ontario Increases Land Transfer Tax Rates
Friday, November 18, 2016
On November 14, 2016, as part of its fall fiscal update, the Government of Ontario announced a number of changes to the Land Transfer Tax ("LTT"). These changes are intended to modernize the LTT and to make housing more affordable for new home buyers. As discussed in greater detail below, the changes involve increases in the LTT rates on transfers of certain categories of property, and an enhanced first-time homebuyer's refund for eligible first-time homebuyers.
Don't forget about the new home HST rebate
Friday, November 18, 2016
End of year usually means gathering up all of your receipts and making sure you take all of your permitted tax deductions. If you or your clients have purchased a new home or condominium in the past two years, you may have an HST rebate coming to you.
Home Prices Up Over 50% In GTA's Hottest Neighbourhoods
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Earlier this month the Toronto Real Estate Board announced that the average price of a detached home in the 905 region was up 29.4% year over year. But as any good math student knows, if the average in the GTA is up 29.4% that means there must be quite a few neighbourhoods that are appreciating at a much faster rate than this.
Tips to help protect you during the home-buying process
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Consulting experts on real estate and mortgages before you start hunting will help you avoid costly mistakes or losing out on your dream home.
How to read your mortgage documents
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Here's a snapshot of typical mortgage documents and a few tips on what to watch out for, keep in mind every lender have their own versions of this document.
The world's tallest buildings
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Read here about the currently tallest buildings in the world. Find out where they are located and what makes them stand out.
Why is my hydro bill so expensive? FP crunches the numbers
Monday, October 17, 2016
FP's Larysa Harapyn takes you through your electricity bill line by line to explain how power is priced in Ontario and why bills are so high
Canadian home sales edge up in September
Friday, October 14, 2016
According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales edged slightly higher in September 2016 compared to August.
What it's like to be a first-time homebuyer in Toronto's scorching real estate market
Friday, September 30, 2016
Trying to become a first-time homebuyer in the Greater Toronto Area's red-hot real estate market has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life. It's become clear to us that getting a house in this market requires a lot of patience and a bit of luck.
Skipping these steps could get you in hot water when buying a house
Friday, September 30, 2016
Imagine you've just purchased a new house with your dream backyard. It has a gazebo to escape sweltering summer days and a hot tub to ease your aches and pains.
How to avoid moving in next to a nightmare neighbour
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Moving in next to some neighbours might be more of a headache than you can stand.
Why rising interest rates in the Toronto condo market are a real concern
Saturday, September 24, 2016
When considering the affordability risks facing Toronto's condo market, the big one that comes to mind is rising interest rates. Here's why it's a real concern.
Household debt outstrips Canadian GDP for the first time
Friday, September 23, 2016
Canadian households' debt load has surpassed the nation's economic output for the first time in history, as credit-market debt (including mortgages) swelled to 167.6 per cent of income during the second quarter of the year.
Six Expensive Home Repairs You Can Avoid With a Little Maintenance
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The cost of owning a home goes well beyond the price you paid for the house itself. When something breaks, you have to fix it, and those repairs can be costly. You can’t foresee or avoid every home repair, but some regular maintenance can save you hundreds—maybe thousands—on some of these big ones.
Going it alone? The pitfalls of selling your home without a real estate agent
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Legal fees, disbursements, discharging the current mortgage, capital gains taxes… selling a home often comes with an abundance of seemingly never-ending costs that can send your stress levels soaring, lighten up your wallet and often make you wonder why you thought selling was even a good idea in the first place. It’s no wonder more and more people are looking to save a few bucks when it comes to one of the most expensive costs—realtor fees.
Lack of knowledge leads to big regrets for Ontario's first-time homebuyers
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Ontario may be home to one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, but that doesn’t mean residents are particularly real estate-savvy. If you’re not well-informed, you could end up with some serious regret when buying or selling your home.
Ontario has little choice but to tax foreign home buyers, CIBC economist warns
Monday, September 19, 2016
The Ontario government has little choice left but to enact a 15 per cent tax on foreign home buyers, says CIBC World Markets deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal.
'Rigged' Mortgages Have Made Second-Class Citizens Of Canadians
Friday, September 16, 2016
During the financial crisis in 2008, Canadian banks were the envy of the world. So well regulated, our schedule A banks steered clear of the sub-prime mortgage crisis that led to the collapse of Lehman Brothers and almost took down the American economy. Others did much of the same. The U.K. had a similar meltdown with giant Bank of Scotland needing government bailout funds to stay in business.
Toronto's housing prices are so hot, even the cost of house boats has doubled
Friday, September 16, 2016
Soaring housing prices in Toronto have forced some home buyers to look for more affordable alternatives to the conventional detached home, but prices for one type of dwelling may be on the same boat.


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