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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Ontario hints at cooling hot real estate market

Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the upcoming spring budget will include a package of measures dealing with housing affordability. The Liberal government has promised measures to help curb rising home prices in some markets, particularly in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. (more)

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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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Investing in Student Housing

  If you have extra investment money and you’re looking for a secure, high return vehicle, then grab a copy of this book. A REALTOR(R) who has bought and sold over $15 million dollars worth of student housing shows you exactly how to pick the right house, at the right time, for the right price.…

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