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Toronto prices defy sales slide
The price of homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) continued to increase in November—despite a downturn in sales compared to November 2017.

Quebec has Canada’s lowest rent
Canada’s rental vacancy rate has fallen to a near 10-year low and rents are increasing faster than inflation, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) annual Rental Housing Market Survey, released in November.

Startup aims to disrupt housing market
A Toronto startup claims that by harnessing the latest technology it can disrupt the residential sales train and deliver savings to those selling a home.



Slow growth may stunt rate hikes
A widening slump in oil prices, shut downs in the auto industry and an overall slowing Canadian economy may convince the Bank of Canada to forego further interest rate hikes this year, some mortgage analysts suggest.

Canadians face own stress test
Canadians don’t need the federal government to provide a stress test for borrowers—many are creating their own financial stress test.

Wellness latest kitchen trend
Mindfulness, a mantra for meditation and “wellness” that has become a pronounced trend, is seeping into kitchen design for 2019, designers say.

Is the Toronto slump already over?
The downturn in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market may have been shorter than expected and may already be over, based on recent sales and price activity.

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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:
Design, build and keep the HAMMERDOWN

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

TOOL TALK: Renovation is Outpacing New Construction

One characteristic of renovation is that contractors are more a jack of all trades, using a wider variety of tools than new construction workers and often dabbling in fields that are not their speciality.

COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION:
Future-Proofing the Home Building Industry.

ECONOMICS REPORT:
Don’t Stress the Stress Tests: Housing Starts to Remain Stable in “Lukewarm” Market.

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