Real Estate Trends

Real Estate Trends

Canadian Home Insurance Costs Are Surging. Here's Why

Home insurance premiums are surging at an alarming rate across Canada, impacting homeowners who are already strapped for cash
April 2, 2024
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Ways to protect yourself from title fraud

Title fraud, a form of real estate fraud, is perhaps one of the most distressing challenges a homeowner can face.
March 23, 2024
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What is a NOSI and how do I know if there was one was placed on my home?

Traditionally, NOSIs (Notice of Security Interest) were utilized by legitimate businesses as a means to secure payment for home appliances, such as furnaces, air conditioning units, or water heaters, but lately scammers are leveraging NOSIs to extort unsuspecting homeowners.
March 9, 2024
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Facing a mortgage renewal in 2024? Here's how to prepare

Many Canadians homeowners are worried about their upcoming mortgage renewals. By being proactive and with the right planning, the stress and risk of mortgage renewals can be reduced
February 27, 2024
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Unlocking Transparency: Ontario's Real Estate Revolution with Open Offers

In Ontario, a new Real Estate act brings open and transparent offers to home buyers and sellers. Will it end blind bidding and how does it benefit buyers?
January 29, 2024
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Understanding the mechanics of switching mortgage lenders

With millions of mortgages coming up for renewal over the next few years, is it worthwhile to switch lenders to get better rates and products at renewal time?
January 18, 2024
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Is it a good idea to just walk away from your deposit?

Many Canadians are facing a dilemma on whether they should walk away from a deposit on pre construction properties they purchased recently.
January 15, 2024
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The Canadian Mortgage Charter: What you need to know

Learn about the new Canadian Mortgage Charter and how it intends to help Canadian homeowners manage and maintain their mortgage payments through proactive lender outreach, stress test exemptions for insured borrowers, and more.
November 24, 2023
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The final nail in the coffin for short-term rentals

As the Canadian government addresses the complex challenge of housing affordability, the changes to short-term rentals underscore some fundamental changes that may see short-term rentals disappear in the name of increasing the inventory of available properties to Canadian end-users.
November 19, 2023
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Exciting Changes Coming to Ontario Real Estate: What You Need to Know

On December 1, 2023, a new phase of the Trust in Real Estate Services Act (TRESA) is rolling in, waving goodbye to the old Real Estate and Business Brokers Act (REBBA). These changes are all about making things crystal clear and keeping you, the consumer, in the loop.
November 7, 2023
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Will removing the GST from new build rentals increase affordability?

Solving Canada's housing affordability challenges and the government's response through the Enhanced GST Rental Rebate, a tax incentive aimed at fostering long-term rental units. Will the GST Rental rebate, be effective in addressing affordability concerns, amidst strong demand and changing interest rates.
September 25, 2023
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Understanding the Details of an Agreement of Purchase & Sale in Ontario

The blog post explains the importance and key components of an Agreement of Purchase and Sale in Ontario.
May 31, 2023
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Meet Jane: AI for Real Estate Agents

AI empowers real estate agents with enhanced efficiency, targeted marketing, personalized experiences, and smarter analysis.
May 28, 2023
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The Future of Housing in Toronto: Fourplex Dwellings Regulation

Toronto City Council approves multiplex housing to address housing crisis and accommodate growing population.
May 14, 2023
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Does an easement impact property values?

Understanding easements: benefits, challenges, and how to identify them on your property.
May 9, 2023
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Cooling-off period for new home sales? New Ontario government proposal to help home buyers.

Ontario government proposes cooling-off period for new home sales to address housing affordability crisis.
April 11, 2023
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Canadian Real Estate in March: The Recap

Canadian real estate market heats up in March with interest rate hold, inflation improvement, and policy changes.
April 2, 2023
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Canada just added a million newcomers. What does it mean for Real Estate prices?

Canada's population growth due to international migration may increase housing prices and pose challenges.
March 27, 2023
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Why Real Estate investors are flocking to Alberta

Ontario residents are turning to Alberta's real estate market due to affordability and booming economy.
March 25, 2023
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Can your lender cancel your mortgage if your home insurance is cancelled?

The importance of maintaining home insurance to protect against financial risks and mortgage consequences.
February 21, 2023
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Anti-flipping tax, Vacant Home Tax, Foreign Buyer Ban, and More. Here's what's impacting Canadian Real Estate in 2023.

New tax and legislative changes in Canada aim to address housing affordability challenges.
January 6, 2023
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The City of Ottawa is introducing a Vacant Unit Tax. Here's what you need to know

Ottawa introduces vacant unit tax to encourage property occupancy and increase housing supply.
December 24, 2022
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Buying a power of sale property: What you need to know

Buying a power of sale property requires careful consideration, inspection, and legal advice to avoid risks.
December 17, 2022
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Received a construction lien? Here's what you can do

Understanding construction liens and how to resolve them to protect your property and rights.
December 16, 2022
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Selling your pre-construction assignment in the current market

The blog post discusses challenges faced by preconstruction buyers in the shifting real estate market.
June 8, 2023
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The new anti-flipping tax. What you need to know.

New anti-flipping tax in Canada aims to reduce speculative demand and excessive price growth.
May 23, 2023
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The foreign buyer ban is coming. Here's what it means for Real Estate and Mortgage Agents

The Government of Canada is implementing a foreign buyer ban to cool down the real estate market.
November 14, 2022
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Selling your preconstruction on assignment. What you need to know.

The blog post discusses challenges faced by preconstruction buyers in the shifting real estate market.
March 6, 2024
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What are mortgage trigger rates

Bank of Canada's interest rate decision and its implications for mortgage payments and trigger rates.
November 16, 2023
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I missed a mortgage payment. What happens now?

Summary: This blog post discusses the consequences of missing mortgage payments and provides tips to avoid foreclosure.
November 12, 2022
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Investing in Fractional Ownership

Fractional ownership offers new opportunities for real estate investment, but understanding the terms and risks is crucial.
August 14, 2022
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Buying Real Estate With Friends? Use a Co-Living Agreement

Co-living offers an affordable option for home ownership, but requires careful planning and legal agreements.
July 23, 2019

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