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Despite what headlines might say, the story about the real estate market and what’s coming next is pretty nuanced. Here’s our take on what stat is most useful for predicting what comes next.

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As of March 30, 2022, the Government of Ontario has increased the Non-Resident Speculation Tax on real estate from 15% to 20%, and it now applies across the entire province. Here’s what that change means.

Only residents may speculate here.

When interest rates rise, the real estate market is impacted. It might not be panicking in the streets, but it definitely impacts the number of sales, the average price and what’s coming next.

What happens when interest rates go up?

Not all homes that look good on paper are actually homes in which you’d want to live. Here’s what happens when a builder or renovator ticks off boxes rather than makes it a home.

It’s not a home, it’s a checklist.

There aren’t a lot of real estate based pranks on April Fools’ Day, but there have been some unbelievable real estate scams and shenanigans over the years

April Fools’ Day for real estate?

In real estate, the term exclusive doesn’t just refer to a home with a fence so big you can't even get in the front door. It means a home for sale that isn’t on the MLS system. Here’s why it can make sense to list exclusively.

It seems pretty exclusive.

Yes, location is important in real estate but it’s just one of three fundamental variables. Balancing all three can be challenging, but here is how you can use which one matters most to you to get the best result.

It’s a balancing act.

Most media stories focus on the lack of supply driving up real estate prices, but the truth is that our supply is higher than ever, but demand has risen even more. Here’s the full story.

Wait, so it’s supply AND demand? Huh.

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