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Month: June 2013

Sky-high Toronto condo numbers renew fears…

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    Sky-high Toronto condo numbers renew fears of overheated market Toronto’s skyline, known for the towering cranes that drove Ottawa to tame home prices, will soon be dotted with several more. Canada’s biggest city already tops the list for the most high-rises and skyscrapers under construction in North America. It was also Toronto’s frothy […]

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The Case For Locking In Your Mortgage

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You can’t go wrong if you respond to this week’s mortgage rate increases by locking in for five or 10 years. But at least consider the alternative: Variable-rate mortgages sound risky in today’s volatile interest rate environment, but they’re actually a quiet corner of the mortgage world right now. We’ve had several rising-rate episodes in […]

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What Sells Condos? Grocery Stores

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    Across Vancouver, mixed-use development – especially ones with specialty food markets or full-service grocery stores on the ground level – are popping up like mushrooms after a spring rain.   Condo purchasers want a new kind of lifestyle – one of convenience. As living space shifts downtown, municipalities are shedding old zoning models […]

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Bidding Wars: Housing gone crazy

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Hamiltonians are hanging on to their homes while out-of-towners are flocking to move in. There is an overall shortage of real estate listings in Hamilton, combined with strong demand in certain pockets of the city. That has resulted in bidding wars and plenty of frustration for people searching for a new address. Listings so far […]

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