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No time like the present

March 30th, 2012

No time like the present

The Canmore area is one of the locations where buying proerty this year makes sense, experts say.
 

The Canmore area is one of the locations where buying proerty this year makes sense, experts say.

Photograph by: Thinkstock , for the Calgary Herald

By all indications, 2012 is shaping up to be a great year to buy the vacation or retirement home of your dreams.

Several factors affecting recreation property suggest that now is a ...

REIT holders not all equal

March 30th, 2012

REIT holders not all equal

 

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The extra complications of a Canadian real estate investment trust buying another Canadian-based REIT with non-Canadian investors played out Wednesday when Dundee REIT closed a $231.8 million financing.

It may not be a first b ...

Canadian office towers fill up as oil boom reverberates

March 30th, 2012

Canadian office towers fill up as oil boom reverberates

Peter J. Thompson/National Post

Peter J. Thompson/National Post

Toronto's financial district.

Brian Louis

Bank of Nova Scotia may have found the perfect time to sell Scotia Plaza, a Toronto office complex that’s expected to fetch as much as $1. ...

Canadians worried about mortgage rate hike

March 29th, 2012

Canadians worried about mortgage rate hike

A new study from BMO says nearly half of Canadians are worried about their ability to afford rising mortgage rates. A new study from BMO says nearly half of Canadians are worried about their ability to afford rising mortgage rates. (CBC)

Price growth in Canadian property market slowing, data suggests

March 29th, 2012

Price growth in Canadian property market slowing, data suggests

Thursday, 29 March 2012

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Price growth in the residential property market in Canada is slowing with the latest MLS Home Price Index from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) showing its smallest increase since June 2011.

Year on comparisons continued shrinking, providing further evid ...

Real estate in Metro Vancouver: Is spring a good time to buy?

March 29th, 2012

Real estate in Metro Vancouver: Is spring a good time to buy?

 

Metro Vancouver residents are split this year over whether spring is a good time to buy real estate, according to a new consumer confidence survey.
 

Metro Vancouver residents are split this year over whether spring is a good time to buy real estate, according to a new consumer confidence survey.

Photograph by: Bill Keay , Vancouver Sun

Metro Vancouver residents are split this year over whether spring is a good time to buy real es ...

Calgary soon to outstrip Montreal as office centre

March 28th, 2012

Calgary soon to outstrip Montreal as office centre

Calgary is set to overtake Montreal as Canada's second largest market for office space
 

Calgary is set to overtake Montreal as Canada's second largest market for office space

Photograph by: The Gazette

MONTREAL - Driven by a commodities-fuelled boom, Calgary is expected to overtake Montreal as Canada’s second-largest downtown office market after Toronto, commercial real estate executives predict.

“Ou ...

Locking in: Will it be a 10-year or 5-year mortgage?

March 26th, 2012

Locking in: Will it be a 10-year or 5-year mortgage?

 

Getty Images
 

Getty Images

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Mortgage debates used to centre around whether to go fixed or variable but the discussion these days is not whether to lock in a rate but for how long?

Variable rate mortgages have slumped in popularity over the last few months as disco ...

Secluded N.B. island for sale for $3.75 M

March 24th, 2012

Secluded N.B. island for sale for $3.75 M

 

An uninhabited island of deep woods, sheltered coves, dramatic rock ledges and swimming beaches is a boy's dream. The 270-degree water views, gated lane and 1,000 feet of shoreline would appeal to many adults, too, especially those who like their real estate nice and natural.
 
 

An uninhabited island of deep woods, sheltered coves, dramatic rock ledges and swimming beaches is a boy's dream. The 270-degree water views, gated lane and 1,000 feet of shoreline would appeal to many adults, too, especially those who like their real estate nice and natural.

Photograph by: For Kate Walla ...

Jay Bryan: End of very cheap mortgages is healthy in overheated market

March 24th, 2012


Jay Bryan: End of very cheap mortgages is healthy in overheated market

Even if you don&#8217;t buy into the chicken-little media hype that Canada&#8217;s housing prices are headed for a catastrophic collapse like those in the very different U.S. market, it&#8217;s hard to deny that housing is pricey.
 

Even if you don’t buy into the chicken-little media hype that Canada’s housing prices are headed for a catastrophic collapse like those in the very different U.S. market, it’s hard to deny that housing is pricey.

Photograph by: Thinkstock , Postmedia News

MONTREAL - The da ...

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