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Iconic condos prime targets for rooftop photogs
Security expert David Hyde first encountered urban exploration around a decade ago, when he was working operations, mainly in high-rise office buildings. Today, the phenomenon has reemerged in the form of roof-topping, the perilous act of snapping panoramas from a building’s apex — in some cases, accessed illegally.
CMHC detects high risk in T.O. housing market
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released results from its House Price Analysis and Assessment (HPAA) framework, which is meant to reveal problematic conditions in Canadian housing markets.
Housing starts continued upward trend in July
Canadian housing starts reached a trend measure of 185,586 units in July, compared to 184,035 in June, reports the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). 
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Vancouver condos lure ultra-wealthy homebuyers
A newly released luxury real estate advisory counts Vancouver among five global markets it recommends to ultra-wealthy homebuyers investing in properties outside their own countries.
Gemterra breaks ground on Joy Condos
Gemterra Developments Corporation recently broke ground on Joy Condos, a 22-storey condominium tower slated for 195 Bonis Ave. in Scarborough. 
Canadian home sales dipped slightly in July
Canadian home sales, as tracked through the MLS systems of real estate boards and associations across the country, dipped 0.4 per cent from June to July.
Harper pledges to help first-time home buyers
With the federal election officially under way, Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled a pledge to hike the Home Buyers’ Plan withdrawal limit from $25,000 to $35,000 if re-elected.
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When political canvassers come knocking
With the federal election well under way, condo boards and managers — or their door staff — are likely to encounter political canvassers requesting access to their buildings, if they haven’t already. What not everyone may be aware of is that, per the Condominium Act, they are required to oblige. If they don’t, they risk facing a hefty fine.
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