Tory Reverses Course On TO Tax Hike + Invest Now in Canada Real Estate?

In Toronto: John Tory reverses course, vowing to increase and extend levy on property tax. 

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Price To Surge 2020 + Smaller Cities Take Bite Out Of Toronto Tech

In Toronto: A forecast predicts 6 per cent growth for home prices in 2020 and ending the 'vicious cycle' in social housing. 

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Landmark Ruling In Toronto Airbnb Case + Rental Costs Rise In Canada

In Toronto: A provincial tribunal sides with the city in a landmark case against Airbnb landlords.

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Calls For A Vacancy Tax In Toronto + The Rebound Continues

In Toronto: A photographic study leads to calls for a vacancy tax on empty properties and how many months' rent does it take to buy a condo? 

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Home Prices Rise In October + Pharrell Joins The Toronto Condo Scene

In Toronto: Home prices rise October on the back of a growing population and strong economy, plus Pharrell brings some star power to the Toronto condo scene. 

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Tarion Puts Builders Ahead of Homebuyers + Secrets Of The World's Most Liveable City

In Toronto: The province's auditor general lays into Tarion for putting builders ahead of homebuyers and a seven step plan to create affordable housing. 

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What A Liberal Minority Will Mean For Housing + A Fickle Toronto Market

In Toronto: The city backs the Liberals, but what will Toronto get back and a fickle housing market leads to lowball offers. 

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The Scramble To Downsize + Where Federal Parties Stand On Housing

In Toronto: Baby boomers scramble for properties as they seek to downsize and a decision on Airbnb looms. 

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Tough Times For Toronto's Young + Another Real Estate IPO

In Toronto: Home prices and rents expected to rise in a red-hot market as Under-35s are being left behind. 

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House Price Rise + Toronto Is World's Second Most Overvalued Market

In Toronto: Housing market posts biggest price gain in nearly two years as the city is now the world's second most overvalued property market according to UBS. 

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Cautious Fall for Toronto Buyers + Federal Housing Plans Miss Mark

In Toronto: Home buyers flood the fall market but they remain cautious and a new report indicates a crisis in the rental housing supply. 

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The Housing 'Birth Year Lottery' + Toronto Home Prices Push Up National Forecast

In Toronto: Real estate 'birth year' lottery separates haves from have-nots, Toronto home prices push up the national forecast and a risky condo project in Yorkville.

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Mistrust in Toronto Rental Market + The Young and Property-Less Vote

In Toronto: As condos sales continue to boom, landlord and renter antagonism is on the rise.

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Supply Shrinks + One-Bedroom Rentals Soar Rise To New Heights

In Toronto: Sales in the suburbs are up and the average cost of a one-bedroom rental reaches new and disturbing heights. 

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Signs Of Life In The 905 + Inside Canada's Rental Crisis

In Toronto: Signs of life in the 905 housing market after a soggy spring and startling price jump in neighbourhoods over five years. 

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Seniors Stay Put, Limiting Supply + House-Building Jobs Fall In Ontario

In Toronto: Sales are up so why are detached house prices falling, seniors staying put and construction workers feel the start of home building slowdown.

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Chasing Summer Deals in Toronto + Are Low Interest Rates New Global Norm?

In Toronto: Is the summer a good time to look for real estate deals in Toronto, Toronto insists Ottawa include affordable housing when selling off land and a Toronto renter...

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Why Torontonians Are Moving Less + Hong Kong Eyes Canadian Property

In Toronto: Torontonians moving less due to fewer options, bidding wars return, and the condo poo-poo problem.

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Housing Development Dips In Toronto + Mortgage Stress Test Gets Easier

In Toronto: New housing development applications dip under Ford government and how to maintain neighbourhood populations as families grow smaller?

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Toronto Home Sales Up, Condos Down + What's Driving Up Canada Home Prices?

In Toronto: Home sales up by 19%, condo sales dip 3% and are luxury home sellers opting out of MLS. 

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Investors Own 33% Of Toronto Condos + Home Sales Surge

In Toronto: Home sales and condo prices increase, one in three condos are investor owned, and why first-time buyers should think twice about buying cottages to get on the...

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Toronto Debates Sidewalk Lab's Plans + Moving Day In Montreal

In Toronto: Amidst Pride celebrations, debates about Google-affiliated Sidewalk Labs waterfront plans dominate the real estate conversation.

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Why Listing Your Place On Airbnb Could Be Trouble + Berlin Fights Gentrification

In Toronto: The feds say GTA first-time homebuyers can still benefit from mortgage program despite $560,000 cap

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The Test Stressing Toronto + Canada's Dirty Money Problem

In Toronto: Are mortgage stress tests making the housing crisis worse in a market with price-sensitive buyers?

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Support for Canada Mortgage Tests + Battle Over Ontario Place Development

In Toronto: Battle over Ontario Place, renters condemn 'renoviction' and shipping containers become a community hub. (Oh, and in case you missed it, the Raptors are in the NBA...

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Toronto Condo Projects in Danger + Revisiting the Mortgage Stress Test

In the City: Condo projects sold since 2016 in danger and Toronto battles the province over inclusionary zoning plans. 

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Foreign Buyers Tax Impacts Greater Toronto + Spring Market Thaws

In the City: The Foreign Buyers tax is doing its job in the Greater Toronto Area while the housing market begins to thaw in May.

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Toronto Sales and Prices Climb + Basement Rentals Get Condo Prices

In the City: Toronto sales and prices climb but not all is not well in the 905 and some basement rentals are fetching condo-range rents.Elsewhere: Bank of Canada urges lenders...

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Jaw-Dropping 'Over Asking' Price in Toronto + Is Housing a Human Right?

In the City: Jaw-dropping 'over asking' price in Toronto, Airbnb has impact on city housing and is housing a human right?

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Toronto's 'Ghost Hotels' + 50% of Canadians Close to Insolvency

In the City: Now even condos only in reach of Toronto's top earners and ghost hotels cast a pall over the city. Elsewhere: Half of Canadians are $200 away from insolvency, U.S...

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Home Sales Up In April + Toronto Is 12th Most Expensive Housing Market In World

In the City: Home sales perk up after dismal March and Toronto is named the world's 12th most expensive housing market. Elsewhere:  How private lending is distorting the...

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40% Of Canadians Live House Poor + Activists Fight Against Rising Rent

In the City: Community housing needs urgent investment from Ottawa and realtors feel the pinch in slowing market. Elsewhere:  40% of Canadians live house poor, an architectural...

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Join Us at The Doll Party Fundraiser & Auction

We're inviting Move Smartly readers to be our guests at The Doll Party  exhibition & fundraising auction event at the Textile Museum of Canada on Thurs April 11th. 

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Why Toronto Is Outpacing Vancouver + Sellers Bide Their Time

In the City: Why Toronto is outpacing Vancouver and new data tweaks will paint a more accurate picture of the housing market. Elsewhere:  Canadian home prices to stay flat...

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Toronto and Vancouver Housing Affordability Still in Crisis + 30-Somethings Flee Toronto

In the City: Housing affordability remains in crisis and explaining the exodus out of Toronto. Elsewhere:  What Trudeau's home-buying incentive really means for Canadians, why...

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Trudeau Targets Millennials With Housing Plan + Dirty Money Drives Up Real Estate In TO

In the City: Dirty money is driving up real estate prices according to one report and developers cancel another sold-out project. Elsewhere: Trudeau targets millennials with...

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Housing Still Unaffordable As Prices Drop + Canadians Doubt Gov Can Help

In the City: Toronto Community Housing dispute continues while middle-class homebuyers embrace modernist architecture. Elsewhere: Canadians don't think policy alone will solve...

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Sidewalk Labs Threatens To Walk + Home Prices Inch up

In the City: Sidewalk labs threatens to walk and Toronto home prices inch upwards. Elsewhere: Are current Canadian mortgage rules too strict, a Californian town takes on...

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Canada House Price Growth Slows + Builder is New Toronto Housing Czar

In the City: Majority of Torontonians want city to have more say in housing issues and new czar tackles affordable housing. Elsewhere: Canada deals with a sluggish GDP, Oregon...

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Outside-The-Box Ideas For Toronto Housing + Money Laundering Hurts Affordability

In the City: Outside-the-box ideas for Toronto housing and Community housing CEO gets the boot amid controversy.Elsewhere: Banks set to reveal earnings in Canada, money...

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Toronto Housing Innovation Needed + UK Experts Call for Empty Home Tax

In the City:  Does Toronto need more housing innovation and Mayor John Tory's plan for affordable housing. Elsewhere: Disruptive U.S. online brokerage launches in Canada and...

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Alarm Over Toronto's Housing Crunch + Overvaluation Warning Backtrack

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Province Tells City To Allow More Home Building + Affordability Plan Approved

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Toronto Makes Affordable Housing Progress + Greenbelt Development Reversal

In the City: Has Toronto found a better way to build affordable housing and Ontario reverses Greenbelt development plan. 

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Toronto Condo Market to Worry Investors, Ease for Renters?

In the City: What's in store for the Toronto condo market and politicians tackle the problem of (their own) high rents.

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TO Home Sales Fall To 10-Year Low + Airbnb Drains Housing Market

In the City: Home sales fall to 10-year low, the luxury market is expected to weather the storm and Airbnb is accused of draining housing stock. 

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Toronto New Build Home Prices Drop + Condo Party To Sober Up

In the City: Toronto new build home prices post biggest 12-month drop since '96 and is the Condo part going to sober up? 

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Toronto Home Prices Rise + Hyper-Concentration Of Jobs Downtown

In the City: Toronto home prices continue to rise and what the hyper-concentration of jobs downtown means for housing. 

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T.O. Real Estate Vulnerable To Money Laundering + Dark Side Of Housing Boom

In the City: Toronto real estate is vulnerable to money laundering and the dark side of the housing boom. 

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Rent Control Removal + Secrets Of The Four Seasons

In the City: The province introduces a rent control exemption that could hurt Toronto tenants and the secret of the Four Seasons. 

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Commuting Costs Add Up For GTA + Toronto Suburbs See Price Decline

In the City: Commuting costs eat up house savings for many in the GTA and Toronto suburbs see major price declines. 

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No Break for TO Home Buyers + The Case for 30 Year Mortgages

In the City: Little relief in sight for Toronto home buyers as prices climb in October and the case for 30-year mortgages.

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TO Home Owners Turn To Private Debt + Priced Out of East York

In the City: Home owners turn to high interest private debt, millennials are out of luck in East York and Toronto's affordable housing lottery. 

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Luxury Home Sales Drop + High-End Condo Sales Are Up

In the City: Toronto luxury home sales drop, but high-end condo sales are up and condo boards grapple with cannabis rules. 

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Average Rent Hits New High + How Debt Is Cooling The Market

In the City: How debt may be the newest roadblock in the real estate market, average rent for a one-bedroom condo surpasses $2,000 and mayoral candidates continue to disagree...

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TO Home Prices Tick Upward + TREB Takes Legal Aim

In the City: Home prices tick upward as market tightens and TREB takes legal aim at a brokerage. 

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GTA Home Sales Shake Off Dark Period + TREB Voices Privacy Concerns

In the City: GTA home sales rebound after a dark period and TREB CEO voices privacy concerns. 

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Realtors Lack Access To TREB Data + Toronto Candidates Pressed On Housing

In the City: Realtors still lack access to TREB sales data and city council candidates are asked to sign affordable housing pledge.  

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Toronto Real Estate Board Warns Agents + Housing Price Crash Unlikely

In the City:  TREB warns real estate agents and those waiting for a Toronto house price crash likely to be disappointed. 

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The Fight For Sold Data + Housing Market Stabilizes

In the City: Home prices rise as the housing market stabilizes following a turbulent year. 

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TO Real Estate Board Aims To 'Protect Data' + Younger Renters to Leave?

In the City: The Toronto Real Estate Board tries to 'protect data' after losing anti-competition case and younger residents think about leaving Toronto due to high housing...

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Toronto Area Sold Prices Coming Online + Brexit Hits UK Housing

In the City: End of a long legal fight means Toronto area realtors can now publish home sales data online. 

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Home Search Moves To Smaller Cities + A Push For Speculation Tax

In the City: The Toronto home search moves to smaller Ontario cities and the GTA leads Canadian home sales.

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Cottage Country Faces Toronto Influx + The World's Most Valuable Real Estate

In the City: Cottage country denizens face off with Toronto buyers and condo buyers get more space in Waterloo and Hamilton.

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Toronto Sales Rise + Buyers Return To Market

Toronto: Home sales and prices rise in Toronto region for second straight month as buyers return to the market. 

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Toronto Leads in Tech Jobs + Will New Waterfront Housing Be Affordable?

Toronto: Will a $10-million housing solution be affordable and Toronto beats the Bay Area in tech jobs. 

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Experts Predict Home Prices Return To Normal + Toronto Undersupplied in New Homes

Toronto: Experts predict a return to normal GTA housing prices and Toronto facing undersupply of new homes. 

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Home Prices Hit 13-Month High + Buyers Return To Market

Toronto: Home prices at 13-month high amid influx of buyers and Mayor's affordable housing plan misses the mark. 

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Condo Market Turbulence + Bank of Canada Weighs Mortgage Rules Impact

Toronto: Condo market may hit turbulence and can the city afford mid-rise housing? 

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A Directionless Summer + The Young Buyers Club

This Week in Real Estate in Toronto: A directionless summer draws lowball offers and how people under 30 managed to buy in the city. 

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Poll Companion: What Ontario Parties Are Saying On Housing This Election

With an incumbent already conceding defeat and two starkly opposed front-runners, an uncertain Ontario heads to provincial polls this Thurs June 7. Here's a summary of the main...

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High House Prices Widens Inequality + Real Estate Reliance Risks Recession

Toronto: High house prices widen the inequality gap and how various Ontarians are fairing in the housing. market. 

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New Home Sales Hit Low + Millennials Want Their Own Backyards

Toronto: New home sales in GTA hit worst April in decades and the city puts focus on two and three bedroom units.

Elsewhere: Mortgage stress tests aren't killing the Canadian...

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Toronto Home Sellers Aren't Panicking + Buyers Pushed to Hamilton

Toronto: Toronto buyers pushed to Hamilton, Toronto sellers aren't panicking and the mistake that cost sellers millions in last year's bubble. 

Elsewhere: The American housing...

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My House...Digital Drawings of Kids' Dream Homes

We're excited to hear artist and architect Em Cheng talk about her exhibit of digital drawings at the Bloor/Gladstone Library tonight Thurs May 17 at 6:30pm. 1101 Bloor Street...

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Fewer Listings Fuel Condo Market + Luxury Home Sales Down

Toronto: Why the GTA condo market is still hot and high-end home sales hit by new rules. 

Elsewhere: Canada takes drastic steps to make housing more affordable, high prices in...

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Home Prices Steady + Weakest Sales Start Since 2009

Toronto: Home prices are steadying but sales are off to weakest start since 2009 recession. 

Elsewhere: BC considers more changes to real estate regulations, examining why New...

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Taxes Toppling Toronto Condos + Death of the Single Family Home

Toronto: Proposed hikes in development charges shock condo industry.

Elsewhere: Did Ontario's real estate tax close the deal, Canada's housing market is still vulnerable to...

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Costing Toronto's Bubble + Slower March Home Starts

Toronto's 2017 housing bubble hurt consumers and worsened affordability, with some areas affected far more significantly than others. 

Elsewhere: Canadian housing starts slowed...

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T.O. Rebounds + Affordability Rises

Toronto's housing market shows signs of a rebound as affordability rises across Canada.

Elsewhere: Millennials behind surge in home buying intentions in Canada, Manhattan home...

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Toronto's Tale Of Two Markets   

A tale of  two markets in Toronto and top economists weigh in on GTA housing situation.

Elsewhere: BMO says Canadian housing market facing decade of stagnation, HUD scales back...

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More Crash Fears + GTA Growth Spurs Highrises

Toronto crash fears, Milton grows up and A-Rod boosts GTA real estate dreams.

Elsewhere: Scotiabank not worried about Canada debt, California housing problems spillover and...

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City Relies On 'Volatile' Property Market + Ford Prepares Housing Plans

Is the city's budget too reliant on a 'volatile' property market, Doug Ford readies plans for housing and luxury properties are swept up in Toronto's housing slump. 

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Sales Plunge In February + Is A Crash Coming?

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Blog TO

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Slow Sales Could Signal Return To Normal Market + The Supply And Growth Plan Paradox

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Daily Hive

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Home Prices Rise + Buyers Have The Upper Hand

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Jan Home Prices Down + TREB Takes Data Fight To Supreme Court

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Blog TO

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Market Hits A Deep Freeze + Home Sales Poised To Fall In 2018

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Daily Hive

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Moves Up On Least Affordable Cities List + Multiple Offers For Condo Rentals

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Metro

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Rising Mortgage Rates Unlikely To Slow Down Market + Toronto Has Highest Rental Rates In Canada

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Daily Hive

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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What Data Doesn't Tell Us + Toronto Has More Room For Density

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Toronto Star

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Hot Housing Market Balances City Budget + Rental Housing Falls To 16-Year Low

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CP 24

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Developers Can't Afford Land In Toronto + What New Federal Housing Plan Means

 Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Toronto Star 

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Is It Cheaper To Buy A House Than A Condo + A Transit Miracle On King St.

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: GTA Condo Prices Top Houses + The Need For Denser Housing

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Is Toronto The Ideal Place To Build A Neighbourhood Of The Future + New Mortgage Stress Test

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: Urban Toronto

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: House Price Correction Eases + Market Puzzles The Experts

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: See Toronto Now 

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: TREB Urges Caution Over Vacant-Home Tax + Why The Worst May Be Yet To Come

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Condos Buck The Housing Crunch In Toronto + Market Feels Effect Of Foreign-Buyers Tax

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

Photo Credit: CBC

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Home Prices Sink Further In August + The Buyers Are Back

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Home Sales Plunge In GTA + The Case For Midrise Housing

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

 

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Week In Review: Buyers and Sellers Try To Stay Afloat + Complications After The Big Chill

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Watch: The Cooling of an Overheated Market

Realosophy President and Move Smartly Writer John Pasalis joined Toronto Star’s Tess Kalinowski on TVO’s The Agenda's Nam Kiwanuka to talk about the cooling real estate market...

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Toronto's Hottest Neighbourhoods - 2016

 

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How much is your home by neighbourhood across Toronto & the GTA?

The semiannual Globe and Mail Home Value Survey powered by Realosophy is out today! Go to the interactive map to see how your neighbourhood has performed.

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Hottest Toronto Neighbourhoods for 2013

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Best Toronto Neighbourhoods 2013 - For Price Appreciation

 

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Best Toronto Elementary Schools - the Alternative List - 2013

The first Sat of every month, Realosophy hosts our popular Schools for Home Buyers Workshop. Free for all to attend, we share our proprietary analytics on the relationship...

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Best Toronto Schools 2012 for Math 

 

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Most Improved Toronto Schools 2012 

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Best Toronto Schools 2012

Thanks to the fabulous Realosophy Analytics team, Realosophy.com is now updated with the latest EQAO scores released by the Province of Ontario for 2011-12.

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Best Toronto Neighbourhoods for Great Schools - 2012

Realosophy Schools for Home Buyers Workshop - Starts Again Sept 2012

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Most Improved Toronto Schools 2012

 

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Best Toronto Schools 2012

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What’s Driving Toronto Real Estate Prices Up? The School Factor

Urmi Desai in Top Ten Neighbourhoods, Toronto Schools, Toronto Neighbourhoods, Home Buying

It’s time to get schooled!

We’ve updated www.realosophy.com with the latest 2011 ...

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3-Bedroom Subway Access for $500K - 2011

Urmi Desai in Top Ten Neighbourhoods, Home Buying

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Most Walkable Toronto Neighbourhoods Over $1 Million - 2011

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Best Toronto Schools on a $500K Budget - 2011

Urmi Desai in Top Ten Neighbourhoods, Toronto Schools, Home Buying

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TIFF Bell Lightbox Opens + The Entertainment District Grows Up

It's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) launch day today! If you are scrambling to figure out what to see, click on "continue reading" link below for a list of exciting...

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Move Smartly Hits 1,000 Subscribers!

 

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Off-hours in Toronto: Monday

A semi-regular feature highlighting things to do on weekdays and other non-peak times.

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Property Brothers on W Network Looking for Home Buyers to Share Their Story

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In Search of that Money-making Home Renovation…

I love strolling through my neighbourhood on those bright but lazy Sundays. Warm or cold, young and old toil away on their front lawns or in their garages throughout the city....

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