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EMBLEM’s Arte Residences slated to hit the market

EMBLEM Developments’ last project sold out in 48 hours and is once again making news with their current project that's under development at 89 Dundas St. W. in Mississauga.

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GTA condo rents declined in Q2 despite rising demand

Condo apartment rental transactions more than doubled in the GTA to 14,920 in the second quarter of the year from 7,300 during Q2-2020 and climbed from 13,168 in the first quarter of 2021.

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How lumber costs affect home prices

Lumber and steel mill shutdowns invariably caused prices surges, although nothing rose as high as the former, however, prices have tapered since the economy began reopening.

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Montreal’s luxury property sales are on fire

According to Amy Assaad, a broker with Royal LePage Du Cartier, there’s a more pragmatic reason luxury buyers, whether local, national or international, are flocking to Montreal.

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Softer real estate activity won’t hurt the economy: CIBC

Read what Royce Mendes, executive director and senior economist at CIBC Capital Markets, has to say about the economy awakening from their long pandemic-induced slumbers.

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No relief in sight for condo insurance premiums

Condo insurance premiums shot up 27% in B.C., 16% in Alberta and 9% in Ontario compared to the same quarter in 2020. Read more about the report from LowestRates.ca

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Demand for retirement residences on the rise

Verve Senior Living operates 30 retirement residences across Canada. Residents are independent, but Verve still offers medication management, mobility support, and more.

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Hourly pool rentals are exploding in popularity

Swimply is an app that lets people rent a host’s backyard swimming pool by the hour and provides liability insurance for up to $1 million and $10,000 property damage insurance.

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How TCS Marketing Systems differentiated itself from the competition

This team has a wealth of experience marketing and selling low-rise projects, including detached subdivisions and townhomes, in addition to condominiums.

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Canadian mortgage debt almost $2 trillion in May

“Over the first five months of 2021, households added $57.5 billion in mortgage debt, compared with $34.3 billion over the same period in 2020,” said StatCan.

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Montreal is Canada’s leading luxury market: Engel & Völkers

Montreal and Vancouver are expected to remain top destinations for international purchasers of luxury real estate because Canada’s housing supply is constricted it will create tighter market conditions.

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Renovations can double the value of kitchens

Kitchen renovations can increase the value of a home by 4-6%, but it has to be done correctly. Here is what Andrew Hibbs, owner of Edmonton-based Kitch, has to say on the matter.

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Mortgage professionals finding ways around refinance backlog

Good mortgage brokers leverage strong relationships with their lending partners to get their clients’ files moved to the front of the line. Here's what Certified Mortgage Brokers Toronto does.

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