1/10/2019 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Sales of new homes should be positive in 2019 despite the challenges of affordability and interest rates.

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GGH region forecast to lead growth in new home sales

  12/7/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Stricter mortgage qualification rules pushed buyers to the sidelines, as year-over-year double-digit sales decreases became the norm.

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What Does 2019 Have In Store For The Canadian Real Estate Market?

  11/20/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Starting immediately, rent control rules will no longer apply to buildings and flats being rented for the first time, the Progressive Conservative government announced ... More

Ontario scraps rent control for new units

  10/12/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The Ontario Real Estate Association is making more than three dozen recommendations to the provincial government on how it should update the rules governing realtors, including ... More

OREA asks Ontario to allow open bidding process, revamp realtor rules

  9/21/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The Ontario Government is planning to repeal legislation that would require home sellers to obtain a home energy audit before the sale.

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OREA welcomes planned repeal of Green Energy Act

  9/19/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Condominium lawyers are waiting to see how the jurisdiction of the online Condominium Authority Tribunal expands, while mediators say online dispute resolution will become more ... More

Online tribunal underway to help with condo disputes

  8/10/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Unaffordability isn’t expected to abate in the Greater Toronto Area any time soon, but as more and more people are discovering, there are cheaper places to live slightly ... More

GTA's loss is this region's gain

  8/8/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Parents re-entering the market after their children stayed home longer than normal, survey says.

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Ontario baby boomers are planning to downsize or move out of big cities

  7/25/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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While the Toronto residential market has seen the median cost of its housing shrink in Q2 2018, price growth accelerated in other major Ontario locales such as Kitchener, ... More

Non-Toronto markets in Ontario see accelerated home price growth

  6/14/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Current price correction in Ontario housing market does not resemble historical price bust periods according to the latest report from Canada Mortgage and Housing ... More

Low likelihood of a serious price correction in Ontario: CMHC

  4/26/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The impact of the Ontario’s Fair Housing on foreign buyers of the province’s real estate has been revealed by the finance ministry. Finance minister Charles ... More

Ontario's curb on foreign buyers appears to have worked

  4/23/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Condo dwellers in Ontario will soon have an easier time charging their electric vehicles at home, part of a province-wide plan to reduce emissions and fight ... More

Province to lift electric vehicle roadblocks for condo owners

  3/13/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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There has been a sharp drop in sales of luxury properties in the Toronto area, but real estate agents are optimistic of improvement. This is according to a report released ... More

Luxury home sales in the GTA, Oakville and Hamilton-Burlington to return to more normal levels of activity in 2018

  3/12/2018 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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A new report ranked Ontario’s largest metropolitan areas by real estate market performance and suitability for investment over the next 5 years.

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Ontario's best investment hubs this year

  12/8/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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With reduced buying power, house hunters will scoop these properties up

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In 2018, these homes will sell the fastest

  11/8/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Ontario's new condo tribunal is accessible but will only mediate and adjudicate one kind of dispute to begin.

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Condo disputes can now be resolved online

  11/8/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said 2,438 new housing units were launched in the Greater Toronto Area in October, a 42-per-cent drop from 4,204 units in the same month last ... More

Toronto-area new housing starts drop 42 per cent in October

  10/24/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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A renewed boost of consumer confidence will make itself apparent in the increased stability of Ontario’s residential real estate market, a few months after the ... More

Ontario stabilizing amid Fair Housing Plan, new mortgage rules - RBC

  9/29/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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

Ontario to streamline housing development process

  9/27/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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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Why the GTA's detached houses remain a safe bet

  9/26/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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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Ontario needs more than 6,000 new rental units a year says report

  9/15/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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The number of non-resident owners of real estate in The Greater Golden Horseshoe has declined since the introduction of Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan in the spring.

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Foreign buyers' tax is working says Ontario government

  9/1/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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

New eviction rules in effect to protect Ontario tenants

  8/16/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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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Toronto casts shadow over nation's home sales, but realtors see signs market bottoming out

  8/1/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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 begins rolling out new condo-board regulations

  6/28/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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Ontario is proposing banning the practice of double ending, in which a real estate agent represents both a buyer and a seller in a transaction.

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Ontario could ban real estate agents from representing both sellers and buyers together

  6/27/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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

More first-home buyers in Ontario delaying their purchases

  6/4/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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

Top Places In Ontario To Invest In Real Estate

  6/3/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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

Real estate not only more expensive, but also more complex

  5/16/2017 | Posted in Ontario Real Estate by Bill Henderson
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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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Most sweeping rent controls in 25 years could end up making Toronto housing more expensive if building halts
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