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Montreal poised to overtake Vancouver as Canada’s second largest housing market

Posted on 23 February 2019

Vancouver is on pace to lose its status as Canada’s second largest housing market to Montreal. While still Canada’s most expensive city for housing, a recent collapse in sales has led the value of real estate transactions substantially lower. That leaves Montreal’s soaring market poised to overtake the Pacific coast city’s. In January, the total dollar value of real estat ...

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Vous fondez une famille? Voici les villes les plus abordables au Canada

Posted on 30 January 2019

(EN) De nombreux facteurs peuvent faire d’une ville un endroit attrayant où vivre. L’un des plus importants, notamment pour les jeunes familles, est l’abordabilité.Plusieurs facteurs ont une incidence sur l’abordabilité, tels que les coûts de logement, les taux de revenus et les types d’emploi disponibles. Voici un certain nombre d’indicateurs que vous pouvez utiliser pour éclaire ...

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Comment se préparer pour un projet de rénovation maison

Posted on 30 January 2019

(EN) Que vous désiriez entreprendre un projet de rénovation domiciliaire ou régler une crise de dernière minute, il est préférable d’être prêt pour l’inévitable et le pire. Soyez bien organisé et préparé. Cela vous permettra d’économiser de l’argent à long terme, et de soulager l’anxiété causée par un changement important ou un accident imprévu. Suivez ces tro ...

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Vous craignez que la hausse des taux d’intérêt ait une incidence sur votre hypothèque?

Posted on 30 January 2019

(EN) Étant donné que la Banque du Canada a encore une fois relevé son taux directeur, bien des ménages sont inquiets de l’effet que cette hausse aura sur leur endettement et leur hypothèque.Heureusement, il existe une foule de trucs et astuces pour économiser et budgéter dans d’autres domaines de la vie.Établissez un budget comportant trois catégories. Puisqu’il est parfois dif ...

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Telecommuting on the rise to meet challenges of real estate market, labour shortage

Posted on 26 November 2018

Five months ago, Alistair Vigier launched his all-virtual law firm, with a staff of eight who telecommute from a variety of locations across the country. While Vigier is based in Victoria, ClearWay Law's lawyers are distributed around the Greater Toronto Area, and its admin and other staff are spread around Victoria, Vancouver and Regina. All work from home, meeting t ...

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Vancouver real estate agent suspended for faking 'sick grandmother' doctor's note

Posted on 26 November 2018

It's the old "my grandmother died" excuse. And it's normally a slam dunk when it comes to handing in late homework. Except when an instructor asks for proof. In a sequence of events worthy of a sitcom, the Real Estate Council of B.C. has given 120 days suspension to a Vancouver real estate agent who penned a note for an intern trying to explain his way out of a missed deadline. Acc ...

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Ottawa housing: the hunt for bargains moves to the periphery

Posted on 15 September 2018

Perhaps it was the heat and humidity, but momentum slowed in Ottawa’s housing market in August. The average price for residential properties sold through the Multiple Listing Service climbed a relatively modest 3.1 per cent year over year to $433,700 while condominiums fetched an average of $276,700, up 2.2 per cent from August 2017, according to a survey of realtors by the Ottawa Rea ...

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Going to town: Growing popularity of townhomes has builders struggling to keep pace with demand

Posted on 21 August 2018

Townhomes have grown up, so to speak. Once considered a stepping stone to single-family home ownership, today’s towns are more popular than ever and are often the goal rather than the starting point. There are many reasons for this trend, from affordability to availability to lifestyle choices, and it means builders are now having trouble keeping up with demand. “Townhomes are flyi ...

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Rising rents and cutthroat competition: Inside Ottawa's booming rental market

Posted on 21 August 2018

In late 2017, local realtor Steve Peippo started noticing something exceptional was going on in Ottawa’s residential rental market. Prospective tenants competing for rental properties were offering more than the listed price, or offering longer rental terms — anything to gain an advantage. Only a few months prior, a federal government report found that Ottawa landlords were raising ...

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Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver dominate office construction: AY

Posted on 21 August 2018

As office vacancy rates continue to tighten in Canada’s largest markets, almost 13 million of the country’s more-than-15-million square feet of office space under construction is concentrated in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, a mid-year report from Avison Young reveals. AY’s Mid-Year 2018 North America and Europe Office Market Report indicates the largest share of that space, b ...