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2016: The year of kids in condos?
A significant rise in the number of millennial parents rearing families in downtown towers is expected this year, according to Ben Myers, senior vice president of market research and analytics at Fortress Real Developments. 2011 census data showed signs of an emerging trend and 2016 census data could bear out what observation suggests.
TREB raises tax fairness at budget committee
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) issued a news release Tuesday stating that it would appear before the city’s budget committee to press for fairness in taxation.
Conviction in worker deaths not enough: council
The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario says a recent conviction in construction worker deaths is only a partial deterrent.
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2015 luxury real estate sales surged in key cities
Markets in the Greater Toronto Area and Vancouver had a record year for residential real estate over $1 million in 2015, with the most significant sales gains in real estate over $4 million, according to a Jan. 7 report by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.
GTA home sales hit record number in 2015
According to a recent statement from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), December 2015 saw the second-best sales on record for the month, concluding a record year for homes sold in the Greater Toronto Area through the MLS System.
Foreign ownership of condos up YOY in Toronto
According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), recent media stories have indicated that foreign buyers are causing the price of Canadian homes to skyrocket to levels that are difficult to afford for Canadian residents.
GTA condo employs new back-up power solution
The Grange, a property managed by Brookfield Condominium Services, will be the first GTA condominium to implement an innovative and affordable back-up power solution by Magnolia Generation.
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When it's okay to play pet detective
The instances of condo residents improperly using “medical reasons” to escape the enforcement of pet restrictions found in condo declarations or rules is on the rise. On one hand, many property managers and boards of directors are fearful of investigating and challenging these types of claims, even when they think the claim is illegitimate. On the other hand, they want to fulfill their statutory duties and consistently enforce condo rules to avoid setting unwanted precedents.
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