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Deconstructing housing affordability in the GTA
Housing affordability is a growing concern in Canada, especially in urban centres such as the GTA, where the average price of a detached home in the 416 area code now exceeds $1-million, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board’s latest resale stats.
Condo investors to hold units long term: CMHC
Condo investors plan to hold their units for the long term, found the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in its third and latest Condominium Owners Report. 
TREB reports record-high home sales for Q1
March was a strong month for the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), which posted record-high home sales for the first quarter of 2016.
 
Five spring cleaning tips to refresh your property
Spring has officially arrived! As a property manager, spring cleaning should be at the top of your to-do list, because winter residue can leave a parking garage looking extra dirty, litter that was trapped under the snow is revealed and overall, the building appears less than fresh.
 
Housing prices in Calgary trend lower in March
Home prices in Calgary fell further as economic conditions, such as unemployment, put pressure on the city’s housing market.
Better protection for B.C. real estate consumers
The Real Estate Council of B.C. is putting into place new methods to enhance public protection for real estate consumers in the province.
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Proposed lighting requirements for high-rises
Lighting requirements for high-rise dwellings in the energy standard published by ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is open for industry comment until April 24, 2016.
Millennials prioritize home ownership: CIBC poll
In a recent poll conducted by CIBC, 86 per cent of millennials (ages 18 to 34) stated that they found home ownership important, which is about equal to the percentage of Canadians of all age groups that believe the same.

Dangerous defects and professional liability
Construction deficiencies are common in all types of construction, including condominium construction. One of a condominium corporation’s most important tasks is to identify, investigate, and resolve construction deficiencies.
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