Real Estate

‘It has begun’

Photo: @trailsandbears After all of the reports, data, stats and polls, let’s finish off this dreary week with some real-life reasons why Canadian real estate – at least as we know it in the bubble regions – is a big-risk place to put money. The supply of greater fools is being exhausted. We ...

Lone Wolf and CREA Announce Major Transaction Management Deal

Deal provides Lone Wolf’s transaction management tools to Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) as new CREA WEBForms® Ottawa, ON, November 16, 2018 The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) announced today a partnership with Lone Wolf Technologies (Lone Wolf) that will provide CREA members w ...

Ontario takes important step towards rental affordability

Author: Josef Filipowicz At last count, the GTA rental vacancy rate was 1.1 per cent. Read more about Ontario takes important step towards rental affordability Tags:  housing housing affordability rent control renters homebuilding doug ford GTA ontario ...

Going local

So far in dreary November, sales of houses in Victoria have crashed 43% from this time last year. Ouch. In Calgary deals are down 13% from awful 2017 levels, listings are up 13% and prices have plopped 6%. Cowtowners have said no to the Owelympics and fuggedaboutit to housing, while in BC there’ ...

Canada’s top-rated charities 2019: Best by category

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How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Investment

From the rise of the internet to smartphones, the last 30 years have seen transformative new technologies change how people work, socialize and consume goods and services. But while the global economy is still adjusting to the many changes wrought by technology, there are other critical disruptors ...

As the market deflects, then corrects, WealthBar protects

Rolling with the punches is part of smart investing. Maybe you remember the wise words of boxing film legend Rocky Balboa: “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward… That’s how winning is done!” That’s just as true when you’re ...

Canadian home sales activity eases in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined between September and October 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 1.6% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down b ...

Rather than help all renters, B.C. government picks a lucky few

Author: Josef Filipowicz Horgan government will spend $492 million on 4,900 subsidized rental units. Read more about Rather than help all renters, B.C. government picks a lucky few Tags:  metro vancouver city of vancouver john horgan housing housing affordability rental housing renter ...

No hard thing

With five rate hikes in the bag and likely as many to come, Big Bro says it’s working. The central bank this week dumped data showing the proportion of greater fools and total idiots borrowing 450% of their income is falling. Incredibly, it used to be an average of one in five households snorfli ...