February

February 27, 2016

Curious about what’s trending in homes and gardens this year?

As another year is launched, so too are the latest design trends.  If you’re thinking of a home refresh or just wondering what’s new, here are a few popular trends to look out for in 2016: Tiny Homes – This trend […]
February 19, 2016

Why the wealthy are heavily focused on real estate

The Globe & Mail reminds us that they aren’t making any more real estate: With markets roiling in 2016 and commodities lingering in low-price limbo, the holdings of high-net-worth investors can serve as indicators of where the rest of us […]
February 18, 2016

Understanding property risk valuations

The real estate market is pushing upwards and some wary consumers are wondering if the appraisal of the real estate is keeping up with the market value. Genworth, a mortgage insurance company, reminds us that purchase price, or what might […]
February 18, 2016

January home sales give rise to correction concerns in Toronto, Vancouver

Think the Toronto and surrounding area is caught in a real estate bubble? You are not alone: Surging sales in the piping hot real estate markets of Toronto and Vancouver last month prompted one of Canada’s big banks to express […]
February 17, 2016

Homebuyer, beware: ‘Property Brothers’ stars urge caution in hot housing market

Wise advice from The Property Brothers: Drew and Jonathan Scott live in Las Vegas, but the “Property Brothers” stars still invest in real estate in their hometown of Vancouver where red-hot home sales and prices show few signs of cooling. […]
February 16, 2016

New mortgage rules take effect as Ottawa tries to cool Toronto and Vancouver markets

The Canadian government introduced new mortgage rules that they were hoping would apply some brakes to the surging real estate markets. We will have to wait and see if they get the results they are looking for: The Canadian Real […]
February 11, 2016

National Bank warns of housing correction

Consider yourself warned:   National Bank Financial has warned that the flow of foreign money into Canada’s real estate markets could begin to ease as governments such as China’s take action, increasing the threat of a correction in the hottest […]
February 10, 2016

Canadian home price gains to slow, says top realtor

Perhaps their crystal ball is better than ours: Realtor Royal LePage says it expects Canada’s real estate market to slow this year due to eroding affordability in Toronto and Vancouver and the fallout from declining oil prices in Western Canada. […]
February 8, 2016

How the Wrong House Pricing Strategy Can Cost You Thousands

As you’re probably aware, the list price you set for your property has an impact on how quickly it sells — and how much you earn on the sale. What you may not realize is just how significant an impact […]