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Oshawa leads GTA with 48 per cent home price hike
A new online home price calculator, Properly, has crunched Greater Toronto Area (GTA) pricing data to compare the selling prices of homes bought in the six-month period prior to COVID-19 (September 2019 to February 2020) with the current value (April 2021).

Renovators should ready for a boom in 2021
Six in 10 Canadian homeowners are planning to renovate in the next two years—with backyards, kitchens and bathrooms topping the list, according to a March 2021 survey from Scotiabank.

Foreign home buyers nearly vanish from Vancouver
While Metro Vancouver’s housing market has been on a blistering pace during the COVID-19 pandemic – with sales up 126 per cent year-over-year as of March 2021 – foreign buyers have nearly vanished.



PEI posts fastest population growth in Canada
Prince Edward Island is posting the highest population increase of any region in a country with the highest population growth in the word, according to Statistics Canada data.

Home prices rise faster in Saskatoon than Vancouver
Vancouver home price hikes during the year-old pandemic may seem high, but the increase is minor compared to metropolitan centres like Medicine Hat and Saskatoon.

Million-dollar home sales double in GTA
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada reports Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residential real estate sales over $1 million more than doubled in the first two months of the year—soaring 107 per cent year-over-year in January and February while luxury sales over $4 million surged 75 per cent.

More supply needed to cool housing market
Dueling economists are calling for government intervention in Canada’s red-hot housing market with very different ideas of what governments should be doing.

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Attack on Demand
Governments are gutting Canada’s housing market by stifling demand and stalling supply.

Market Report: Quebec Steps Up

La belle province has its housing groove back.


Renovator profile:
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Despite government disruptions home builders delivered 200,000 new homes and more than one million jobs in 2017.

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