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Mississauga City Council approves 2015 Budget
Mississauga.ca
Mississauga City Council passed the 2015 Budget recently. The tax increase will be 2.2 per cent on the 2015 residential property tax bill. The increase includes 1.3 per cent for the City's services and 0.9 per cent proposed for Region of Peel services. "Mississauga's 2015 Budget is a solid financial blueprint for our thriving city, and our promising future," Mayor Crombie said.
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Not everyone optimistic about GTA housing market, despite strong start to 2015
Metro News
January's bitter cold doesn't appear to have a taken a bite out of the GTA housing market, with the Toronto Real Estate Board reporting "a strong start to 2015" in sales figures for the first month of the year. Sales, prices and even new listings were all up significantly, with TREB predicting continued price growth in 2015 — in both the low-rise home and condo sector — even as the slumping price of oil and mounting job losses shake consumer confidence in other Canadian housing markets.
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Realtors scrambling after threats by board to cut access to MLS
Toronto Star
The Toronto Real Estate Board is threatening to cut off a vital lifeline — access to the Multiple Listing Service — for realtors who continue to push the information envelope by offering sold data of homes on public websites. The move is largely seen as aimed at a new, tech-savvy generation of realtors who believe that all MLS data — and especially sales histories of homes — should be readily accessible online, as it is on popular U.S. sites like Zillow.com and Trulia.com, which allow folks to do more of their own research.
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Dixie Mall sold: Mississauga landmark will 'evolve,' but not be demolished under new ownership
Inside Halton
Dixie Outlet Mall, a south Mississauga landmark since 1956, has been sold to a Canadian real estate investment giant, fuelling concerns from tenants and residents the mall will be torn down. But in an interview with The Mississauga News this morning, Guy Charron, executive vice president of operations — retail sector for Quebec-based Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, the new owner, said that isn't in the plans.
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RealNet identifes watershed in GTA housing market
Yonge Street Media
According to a recent study, the price gap between condos and single-family dwellings has topped the quarter-million-dollar point. "The gap is not widening because condos are cheaper," says RealNet president George Carras. "That gap is widening because the price of the homes we're making less off — the detached homes — is rising at an increasing rate."
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On Site: Modern Mississauga homes draw inspiration from a design icon
The Globe and Mail
Developer John Vandyk built three four-storey buildings between Oakville and Mississauga — plus his private residence — with modern designs and horizontal lines reminiscent of the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright. But he calls his latest development in Mississauga his signature project paying homage to the American pioneer.
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Hamilton core leads in home price hikes
The Hamilton Spectator
Average home sale prices in the lower central city have crossed the $200,000 threshold for the first time on a big jump in value last year. Hamilton Centre had an average sale price of $202,011 in 2014 on 1,461 sales. That was an increase of 14 per cent over the average of $177,044 in 2013. The figures were released as part of the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington's 2015 forecast.

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Condo buyer should review status certificate
Toronto Star
The status certificate contains the condominium's declaration, bylaws, and rules enforced by the condo’s board of directors. The status certificate also indicates the monthly fees for upkeep of the common areas — including building maintenance, landscaping and snow removal — and the utilities. If the condo you're looking at includes a parking space and/or locker, the certificate will tell you whether you own the space yourself, or whether it's a common element owned and assigned by the condo corporation.

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Realtors offer cash rebates to woo do-it-yourself homebuyers
CBC News
The role of realtors is changing, as Canadians are no longer relying on them to find the right homes. High-tech real estate websites are now empowering consumers to shop for their dream homes on their own. As the internet transforms their industry, where does the real estate agent fit in? A new breed of realtors say they're often not needed until the home stretch. So they're offering clients a cut to their commission that can amount to a rebate of thousands of dollars.

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How micro condos are facing their first real test in Canada this year
Financial Post
The appeal of so-called shoebox condos — no larger than the size of two average living rooms — will face its first real test in Canada this year, with an influx of the compact homes set to hit the country's largest real estate market. Investors are betting on big returns from young renters who can't afford to buy in the red-hot real estate market and don't mind living in a unit, about 500 square feet, where their dining table might have to fold down into a bed.
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Hamilton home sales drop in January
CBC News
Home sales are always expected to dip in the winter, but Hamilton home sales last month dipped lower than average for a January. Only 685 residential properties sold compared to 742 a year earlier, the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington said. That was a drop of 7.7 per cent. The median price for the detached homes that sold in January was $381,250, up 6.2 per cent from the $359,000 median price in January 2014.
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Durham could have robust housing market in 2015
Durham Region
Oil prices have been dropping, the loonie is at a level not seen in years and interest rates remain at historic lows. Those factors seem to be boosting Canadians' confidence in the economy. Confidence means people might be more willing to make that move to either enter the housing market or to move up in the market. In fact, 2015 is off to a strong start, according to the Durham Region Association of Realtors.
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