Turning Student Homes into Senior's Residences

College students and twenty-somethings aren’t the only people looking for a roommate. A Barrie property management company is now offering up shared housing for seniors. “I thought I would give it a shot, and see what happened,” says Anna Moore, the president of AMR Group. .more

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What next in Canadian Housing?

Following the small increase in national home sales revealed by CREA Monday, the association has updated its forecast for the housing market. Although acknowledging the strong economic and demographic fundamentals which support the housing market in most of the country, the forecast highlights the policy headwinds that are creating barriers for homebuyers. more

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Hamilton Home Review, February 2018 Edition

We’ve re-launched Hamilton Home Review, this time focusing on investors, especially those who are members of Venture Property Investments. I have been acting as the RE Liaison with Martin and Chris of Venture for about a year now and this is how we keep in touch with our clients, new members, and past owners. If…

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Sold Strategies goes to #1!

FREE download till midnight tonight (Wed). Ranked #1 in Do-it-Yourself and #2 in Real Estate. Reviews appreciated! If you’re thinking of selling your house, you need this book! https://goo.gl/lFjdz8

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Housing issues won't involve reducing the Greenbelt

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says that as the province looks to tackle housing supply issues, it won’t reduce the Greenbelt lands. She says the government is actually committed to expanding the Greenbelt, which is about 800,000 hectares of protected land that borders the Greater Golden Horseshoe area surrounding Lake Ontario. Wynne says the Greenbelt is…

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Hamilton home values increase by 19+%

Continued heat in the Toronto market has pushed Canada’s average house resale price to a new February record. The Teranet-National Bank Composite HPI jumped almost 1 per cent from January, the largest rise in 18 years, while Toronto saw an increase of almost double the national average (1.91 per cent). Toronto’s gain over 12 months…

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Cities densifying rather than sprawling

Information from the latest Canada Census report are slowly trickling out and here’s an interesting development: urban density is more important than urban sprawl. “What we’re trying to do, as many communities are, is really trying to stop or limit sprawl and densify the areas that we already have because we know infrastructure is expensive,” says…

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No crash for Canadian housing market say experts

Moody’s Analytics economist Andrew Carbacho-Burgos believes that growth in prices will slow nationally to 2 per cent with Vancouver and Toronto leading the decline as domestic buyers continue to struggle with affordability and foreign investment eases. http://www.repmag.ca/…/no-crash-for-canadian-housing-market…

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