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Gone downtown: 2015 real estate trend
Mississauga.com
Homeowners who choose the convenience of city life over the more generous living space in suburbia are driving Canada's real estate market, according to a new report jointly produced by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers and the non-profit Urban Land Institute. The annual outlook on emerging real estate trends says the move downtown, which has emerged in the past few years, will continue as more Canadians decide to stay in or move back to urban cores.
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Toronto condo market sees one of its best years
Toronto Star
As the Bank of Canada and other market watchers keep a wary eye on Toronto housing, condo buyers are out in force. Indeed, the market for new condominiums in Canada's biggest city appears headed for one of its best-ever years. Urbanation, which tracks the city's condo market, said Thursday that both sales and prices for new units climbed in the third quarter of the year.
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Record year for real estate sales expected in Sarnia
Blackburn News
Sarnia-Lambton is on track to set an all time record high in real estate sales this year. Dollar volume already has surpassed $344 million, about $182 thousand short of last year's total and $5.7 million less than the 2007 record of $349.9 million. Real Estate Board Vice President Jane Baker says October sales were the best ever for that month topping $33 million, with increased activity in the $350,000-$400,000 range.
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Residential property can bring a steady payoff
The Globe and Mail
When Diane Leahy decided to become a do-it-yourself investor, she looked for a winning strategy and found that there's no place like home. "We became landlords in 1993, starting with our personal residence," says Ms. Leahy, an airline service director who lives with her paramedic husband, Mark Halden, and their two teenaged sons in Toronto. "I'm probably the poster child for property investors." For more than two decades, Ms. Leahy has followed a sometimes risky but lucrative self-investment strategy, buying, selling and managing residential properties in Ontario and Western Canada.
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Brokers call for specific regulation
Mortgage Broker News
Mortgage brokers are echoing calls for regulators to target a prevailing issue with MLS listings. Following a MortgageBrokerNews.ca article about home sellers who lie on their listings to entice buyers, readers took to the forum to show their support for my regulatory oversight. "Perhaps TREB should publicize the 'danger' of these types of MLS postings; the problem is TREB's message is weakened by registrants that... knowingly or otherwise provide inaccurate info on listings," one mortgage broker wrote on MortgageBrokerNews.ca.
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Toronto house prices up 9 per cent in October
Toronto Star
Toronto house prices were up almost 9 per cent in October over a year earlier as the shortage of low-rise homes for sale continues to drive fierce competition and price escalations. Those sellers' market conditions are expected to push prices higher through the rest of this year and into 2015, said the Toronto Real Estate Board as it released October sales figures. Some 8,552 houses changed hands across the GTA in October, up 7.7 per cent from October of 2013.
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Split emerges in housing market as Ontario, Alberta, B.C. heat up
The Globe and Mail
Canada’s housing market is shifting into two distinct camps – one that is headed for a so-called soft landing, and another that remains heated. The Bank of Canada said the country’s housing market continues to pick up momentum at an unexpected pace. Sales of existing homes have hit a four-year high, according to the central bank’s monetary policy report for October, pushing house prices higher.

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Glenarm solar farm raises concern for neighbours
Kawartha Lakes This Week
When Steve and Donna Charles were looking to leave Newmarket seven years ago, they compiled a mental list of features they wanted with their new home. Affordability, of course, was high on the list. They envisioned a quiet surrounding in a rural area. They had wide-open spaces in their sights. And they thought they found it in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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Toronto real estate: In the depths of a twitchy market
The Globe and Mail
Toronto’s real estate market has remained twitchy through October as buyers seem willing to wrestle for some properties but not others. A semi-detached house in High Park north of Bloor sold recently for $129,100 above the asking price of $799,900. “I think that’s a boat full of money for a semi,” says real estate agent Pro Sarbadhikari of Sutton Group Realty Systems, who sold the house at 165 Pacific Ave. for $929,000. Still, Mr. Sarbadhikari had expected the property to attract more than the two bids it received.

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New-home buyers need better protection: Tarion, Law Society, Government failing in consumer protection role
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The 150 purchasers in the failed Centrium condominium project might not have lost their combined deposits of $14.9 million had the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Tarion Warranty Corporation been more aggressive in carrying out their mandates to protect the public. The case became front page news in late August when Toronto lawyer Meerai Cho was arrested.
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Toronto housing exodus good news for Hamilton
Hamilton Spectator
The Hamilton area will see a recovery in housing starts in 2015, along with strong re-sales of homes and more jobs, according to a report from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Although single-family home construction declined in the region between 2011 and 2013, creating a lower inventory, CMHC says starts in the category will climb in 2014 and 2015.
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What Hudson's Bay may have in store for its real estate
Financial Post
Hudson's Bay Co. is preparing to share its plan to crystallize the value of its real estate assets by the end of Q1 2015, so analysts at RBC Capital Markets took a closer look at what that value might be. The retailer's chief executive, Richard Baker, has highlighted two primary criteria in the process: a clear demonstration of the substantial value of the underlying properties, and to leave the company with a strong balance sheet in order to maximize its flexibility going forward.
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