Some Toronto Residents Against Garden Suite Program
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Some Toronto Residents Against Garden Suite Program

In my last newsletter I wrote about how Toronto City Council has announced a program to allow residents to build garden suites on residential properties in the city. This measure was enacted to help with the current housing crisis, thereby bringing more potential dwelling units to market. Just to reiterate, a garden suite is defined…

Federal Budget 2022 Addresses Housing Concerns
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Federal Budget 2022 Addresses Housing Concerns

The recently released federal budget has addressed several housing issues that have been plaguing Canadians from coast to coast. Here’s a summary of the initiatives intended to make owning a house in Canada more accessible and affordable: 1. Budget 2022 proposes to introduce the Tax-Free First Home Savings Account that would give prospective first-time home…

What is an Acceptable Cap Rate These Days?
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What is an Acceptable Cap Rate These Days?

There was a time that investors wouldn’t dream of buying an income property unless it was a five cap. Nowadays that number can drop to under three. My clients who buy duplexes and triplexes for investment only (not to live in), often ask me what is an acceptable cap rate in the City of Toronto…

A Look at Hamilton Area Real Estate – An Investment Property Focus
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A Look at Hamilton Area Real Estate – An Investment Property Focus

This article is courtesy of Evan Wright, Plex Realty Sales Representative Is the Hamilton real estate market still worthy of consideration? Outlier communities are attractive to both real estate investors and first-time home buyers alike. There are several standard reasons for this, but one of the most prominent ones is that people are not necessarily…