March 2017 Archives

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By Audrey Ference | Mar 2, 2017 In this HGTV-saturated era, most home sellers have heard of home staging, a practice of arranging furniture in your home to make it look as alluring as a photo spread in a design blog. But what is pop-up staging? Consider it the bargain

Every day it feels like there is another headline about how impossible it is to buy a house or condo in Toronto. But have you tried renting lately? “The competition is fierce,” says real estate agent Dena Schiff, who works solely with clients looking for rentals. Open houses and bidding

The majority of interest in residential properties comes from families, says a CBRE real estate expert. Bubble. What bubble? Toronto’s soaring home prices are in line with the reality of other world cities such as New York, Hong Kong and London, says Mark Renzoni, president of global commercial real estate

Councillors Ana Bailao and Josh Matlow are calling for the province to review the Residential Tenancies Act and look specifically at rent control. By: May Warren Metro Published on Tue Feb 28 2017 A pair of Toronto city councillors are calling on the province to protect tenants from steep rent

Renting in Toronto, quite frankly, is tough. Trying to find a place to rent? You can wind up shell-shocked over what a one-bedroom will cost you these days. Plus, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) 2016 data, the condo apartment vacancy rate is at one per cent —

‘Fierce’ competition for few units pushes prices higher as hot housing market keeps millennials in rentals. At the end of January, Nicole Meredith got a big, unpleasant surprise. The rent on her one-bedroom condo apartment in Queen West was jumping in just 90 days from $1,275 a month to $1,700

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