Ontario's Fair Housing Plan From Ontario's Ministry of Finance Ontario's Fair Housing Plan introduces a comprehensive package of measures to help more people find affordable homes, increase supply, protect buyers and renters and bring stability to the real estate market. The plan includes: Actions to Address Demand for Housing Introducing legislation that would, if passed, implement a new 15-per-cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) on the price of homes in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) purchased by individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada or by foreign corporations. Ontario's economy benefits enormously from newcomers who decide to make ...
Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan
April 24, 2017
Housing affordability: Toronto versus the world
April 2, 2017
Bubble Burst, Bubble Burst, Bubble Bubble Bubble Burst
February 26, 2017
I just read an article where an economist for one of our banks - okay, BMO - said Toronto is headed for a bubble burst. Later on in the very same article, at a point when the majority of readers have moved on and will never see this, a representative from the very same bank, BMO, said there is very little risk of a bubble burst in Toronto. So, who to believe? Are you worried that the real estate market is going to crash? Well, before you make any rash decisions, be sure to fully investigate the reasons why ...
The one question you must ask yourself before buying a home
January 22, 2017
Before you begin shopping for a home you may read a lot of articles online, watch videos and even read books on “how to buy a home.” Information is plentiful and easily accessible. There is way more information now than when I bought my first home. So, you may have checklists prepared that you think will keep you safe from the many pitfalls out there, but there is one thing you need to do first and foremost when you walk into a house. Ask yourself if you like it! Forget your checklist, forget the furnace age, the wiring, the roof ...
Sandra Rinomato's Instant TV Comeback
June 5, 2012
It was big news when Toronto realtor Sandra Rinomato announced she was leaving her series Property Virgins after making 130 episodes of the top rated HGTV show. It was simply a case of been there, done that Rinomato said as she promptly relaunched herself into a brand new series Buy Herself. http://jamesbawden.blogspot.ca/2012/04/sandra-rinomatos-instant-tv-comeback.html
Toronto Condo Boom Being Fueled By Single Women
June 5, 2012
Single women now account for about 20% of all real estate purchases and well over 30% of condo purchases, especially in Toronto’s booming downtown core, realtors and condo developers say. http://www.moneyville.ca/article/1182075--toronto-condo-boom-being-fueled-by-single-women