Banks confident of mortgage growth
Three of the big six banks have reported their earnings so far and all have shown growth in their mortgage books.
Vancouver condos “will never be affordable”
Housing in Vancouver, including condos “will never be affordable for the majority of potential home buyers” writes Vancouver real estate analyst Fred Schliewinsky in his latest report on the sector.
Home builders heading south
Some of Canada’s biggest construction companies are hedging their bets by developing projects in the US.
The peril of late-billed taxes
In a cautionary tale for homeowners, owners of townhouses in Barrhaven, Ontario have recently been hit by unexpected supplementary tax demands dating back three years.
Lawyer faces charges in fraud case after developer flees
Down payments, which may total more than $12 million, have disappeared and charges have been laid in a Canadian fraud case.
Broker: Rent to own benefits all parties involved
Rent to own properties benefit clients, investors and brokers, according to one leading player, who lays out the elements of a R2O strategy for those looking to add this lucrative business to their repertoire.
Time for an email curfew?
Are late-night emails eating into your team's sleep-cycle, productivity and overall happiness in their job? Some companies are testing out email curfews to kick the habit - and finding success.
Immigrants are good for the economy and the housing market
There has been a lot of focus on the levels of foreign investment in our real estate market and although it’s not always said directly, there is often an undertone of suspicion and negativity around these discussions.
Commercial ownership sees changing trend
Much of our commercial property is owned by the large pension funds but new figures show that this changed in the last quarter.
Affordable housing faces opposition in Nova Scotia
A plan to create extra affordable housing in part of Nova Scotia is under threat from those opposed to greater housing density.