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Pay Down Your Mortgage Or Invest?

Pay Down Your Mortgage Or Invest?

With home values rising by 20 per cent or more each year in the sizzling markets of Vancouver and Toronto, the unprecedented returns are outstripping even risky investments. In 1996 the average price of a Vancouver-area home was $288,300; in 2016 it’s $879,600. In the Greater Toronto Area, in 1996 it was $198,150 and now […]

Is Vaughan Ready For A Condo Boom?

Is Vaughan Ready For A Condo Boom?

The CN Tower defines Toronto’s skyline. Roller-coasters define Vaughan’s. For now, anyway. One real estate developer is hoping to build condo towers, stretching 51- and 53-storeys tall, in an area that will soon be the city’s downtown core. Other new buildings are already springing up in the same area — dubbed the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre […]

Develop Your Own Pension Plan With Real Estate

Develop Your Own Pension Plan With Real Estate

Steward Kinmond, 70, and Barbara Sibbald, 58, in front of their mortgage-free new-build, close to Parliament Hill. (Photography by Jessica Deeks). © Used with permission of / © Rogers Media Inc. 2016 Every morning, Barbara Sibbald and her husband Stewart Kinmond gaze out across their big backyard and watch the sunrise. Directly behind them is part […]

Tech Industry Strengthens Canadian Commercial Real Estate Market

Tech Industry Strengthens Canadian Commercial Real Estate Market

The booming tech industry may lead to more commercial construction as developers and landlords look to capitalize on growing demand for office space, suggests Jones Lang LeSalle, a real estate services firm. In Vancouver, Toronto, Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo and to an extent Montreal, expansion in local tech industries is leading to tighter vacancy rates for offices, says […]

Toronto Convicts First Airbnb Owner

Toronto Convicts First Airbnb Owner

The company that owns a Willowdale house that was the scene of a shooting earlier this year has pleaded guilty to a single zoning bylaw violation. This is the first conviction for the city’s municipal and licensing department in the booming area of short-term vacation rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO. To date, only one […]