Is it better to rent or buy?

Posted on Oct 04, 2021

Is it better to buy or rent a property? This is a question that many Canadians ask themselves before entering the housing market. Homeownership can be advantageous in several ways. An owner has more stability and flexibility than a renter, as there is no landlord imposing restrictions or timelines. There are also financial benefits to owning your o...

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Pros & Cons of Using a Mortgage Broker

Posted on Sep 28, 2021

Pros and cons of using a mortgage broker

When you picture yourself getting a mortgage, you probably imagine heading to your local bank branch to sit down with a mortgage expert to discuss your options. This was once the standard process, but today it might be a mistake. In Canada, mortgage brokers are becoming more popular than ever, and are often a...

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Canada Needs to Get Housing Right

Posted on Sep 13, 2021

The people can be forgiven for viewing elections with indifference. Like a spouse’s obsession with binge watching old television shows (that weren’t great when new), the themes can seem dully repetitive. Yet for those in the real estate industry, the pandemic-fuelled, hyper-focus on the importance of one’s home has elevated housing to arguably the...

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Solving Canada’s Housing Affordability Crisis

Posted on Aug 24, 2021

Solving Canada's Housing Affordability Crisis

While the housing affordability crisis is top of mind for many Canadians trying to get into the market, the chronic housing shortage that is the source of the problem, has been challenging many urban centres from coast to coast for years. Canada’s housing affordability crisis affects almost everyone, dir...

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Despite Record Home Prices

Posted on Aug 10, 2021

Despite record home prices, a significant number of Canadians own more than one property.

You may be surprised to know that more than one in ten homeowners in Canada’s three largest urban centres – the greater regions of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver – currently own multiple properties. A recent Royal LePage survey, conducted by Leger, found that...

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Home Price Forecast - 2021

Posted on Jul 27, 2021

Home Price Forecast - 2021

Royal LePage forecasts continued price growth in the second half of 2021 but peak price gains reached in the second quarter.

Canada’s home price appreciation rate peaked early in the second quarter but home prices are still expected to rise at a more modest pace for the remainder of the year, according to the Royal LePage H...

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