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Will paying rent with cryptocurrencies catch on?

Vancouver-based rental platform liv.rent is accepting Bitcoin rent payments, the company just announced, with landlords receiving funds in Canadian dollars.

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Tax breaks for innovation are a neglected route to growth in the real estate sector

SR&ED is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The key is recognizing how to qualify.

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Stress test changes take effect today, but don’t worry

There are ways to avoid the stresses of the new stress test qualifications that were introduced. This expert is recommending using alternative mortgage lenders.

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The advantages of investing in real estate

Even amid the pandemic, there are plenty of advantages to investing in real estate. Here's what Cliff Fraser, chief business development officer of Burlington, Ontario-based Equiton Inc., has to say on the matter.

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Bank Of Canada Holds Overnight Rate Steady

"Recent jobs data show that workers in contact-sensitive sectors have once again been most affected. The employment rate remains well below its pre-pandemic level, with low-wage workers, youth and women continuing to bear the brunt of job."

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In Toronto, condos are your best bet

According to Point2 Homes’ 2021 Homebuyer Survey, 51% of Canadian respondents said they have no worries buying while 44% said they're unsure when they'd buy due to low inventory and high prices.

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Behind the scenes with Vertical Marketing Realty

Vertical Marketing Realty helps developers with everything from their pricing strategies and market research to actual sales, marketing, project management and building design.

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Sales activity is declining, so why are prices still rising?

“We expect intense upward price pressure to persist nationwide in the near term,” said Robert Hogue. "Further moderation in activity will not be sufficient to rebalance markets."

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74% of Ontarians 18-34 don’t think they can buy home: survey

"Every time I talk to my older clientele who have kids, the first thing they always say is, ‘I don’t know how my kids will ever afford a home," says the broker of record at Stomp Realty in Toronto.

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Hamilton’s ‘hidden gem’ properties

"There’s a hidden gem: mixed-use commercial properties in downtown Hamilton that might be able to be converted into residential properties."

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Home sales fell again in May, but don’t get used to this

Despite buying activity decelerating in May, the average selling price still crept up by 1.1% month-over-month to reach a record $1,108,453 thanks to new listings decreasing in April.

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Housing is Driving The Canadian Economy

Q4 economic growth was much stronger than expected. This could help explain why interest rates have risen so fast recently and could portend a more optimistic statement from the Bank of Canada next week.

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Another Weak Canadian Jobs Report For May

Pandemic containment measures in Canada caused job losses and a rise in the unemployment rate in April. See what Statistic Canada's Labour Force Survey report outlines.

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