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Tarion review consultations kick off in Toronto
As consultations in the Tarion review kicked off in Toronto last week, the former trial judge commissioned to independently examine the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and the corporation that administers it said that he has assured those who have expressed concerns that he has “no marching orders.”
Canadian home sales set new March record
The number of homes sold through MLS Systems across the country in March increased 1.5 per cent month-over-month, setting a new all-time record for the month, according to statistics released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
Foreign buyers investing in newer condos: CMHC
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has released a new Housing Market Insights (HMI) report focusing on foreign ownership in Canada’s housing markets based on the age of the structure.
 
Trauma scene clean-up
When it comes to scenes of crime and trauma, TV shows do a great job of keeping viewers hooked with its scripts and special effects. But what they don’t often delve into is what happens after a dead body is removed from a site and the forensics team has gathered its evidence.
 
Soaring home prices in the GTA cause rent increases
The average cost to rent a condo in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has increased 6.8 per cent year-over-year to $2.53 per square foot, according to Urbanation’s recent first quarter 2016 rental results.
Canadians would pay more for smart home tech: survey
A recent survey commissioned by Telus finds that 43 per cent of Canadians would be willing to pay more for a home that features the newest smart home technology.
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MURBs in on new and improved CDM programs
Toronto Hydro is promising some perks for the multi-residential sector as part of its effort to reduce customers’ electricity consumption by nearly 1.6 million megawatt-hours (MWh) before 2021.
3XN to design third phase of Bayside Toronto
Following a design competition process, real estate firm Hines and condominium developer Tridel have selected 3XN, a Danish design firm, as the design architect of the developers’ newest residential project at Bayside Toronto.

Remove graffiti fast to prevent future tagging
An expert offers advice on how to deter people from tagging your building, tips on graffiti removal and prevention strategies to avoid being vandalized again.
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