Politics & Real Estate: What’s next?

What is happening to our Real Estate Market?

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Housing Market Trends: my answers to your questions

In a time where so many of you wonder how our real estate market is doing, let me share with you data and my thoughts.

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Stress tests: what impact for our housing market in 2018?

In 2017, foreign buyers have been the first target of Policy-makers in Toronto with a 15% tax on foreign buyers. In fact Toronto and Vancouver still have less than five per cent foreign ownership, but this decision had a big emotional impact on buyers and sellers The impact on both markets was immediate although they have since both rebounded.

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A beautiful Christmas story:)

As we are getting nearer to Christmas I would like for once to share with you one of the numerous beautiful stories that Micro-Finance brings to the world.

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How big is the tax bill hiding under your roof?

I recently had the privilege to be one of the co-organisers and the moderator of a seminar on the subject principal residence exemption (“PRE”). Ren Henderson, chartered accountant and certified planner, commented on the last developments in regard to this exemption.

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Why lenders may refuse your mortgage application?

With the changes taking currently place in the market and in the mortgage rates, banks are becoming more and more cautious in lending money.

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Our market on a downward slope?

For once, let us talk numbers. You are all wondering how is doing our local real estate market. Many home buyers and sellers have been playing the waiting game, “Has the market slowed down for the summer or are we on a downward slope?”

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The Costs to Update, Renovate or Rebuild

This morning I am willing to share with you a very interesting link giving us information about the cost to renovate or rebuild.

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Why Realtors get paid?

Why Realtors get paid "so much money" for seemingly little work?

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An unpredictable housing market

I would like to share with you things that I have experienced myself or heard from colleagues.

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