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Developers are working together on larger projects, saying density draws buyers [Toronto Star]

By Donovan Vincent, Housing Reporter It’s becoming more common in Toronto and the GTA — a team of developers coming together to work on one massive housing or mixed-use project. That’s what’s happening with Lakeview Village, a multibillion-dollar mixed-use project planned for 177 acres on the former site of the decommissioned coal-fired Lakeview Generating Station, just east of Port Credit in...

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GTA first-time homebuyers can benefit from mortgage program despite $560,000 home-value cap, federal minister says

The federal government says thousands of Toronto-area families could get a hand onto the property ladder under a new shared-equity mortgage program even though it limits the maximum eligible home value to $560,000 — a tough price point to hit in the Toronto region. The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive can lower monthly mortgage payments on a $500,000 home by as...

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Secrets of the Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Private Residences Toronto is one of the most prestigious condo developments in the country. So why have one third of unit sales been for a loss? A Toronto Star and Ryerson School of Journalism investigation Nestled in the heart of Yorkville, two glass towers rise above a scarlet fountain that gently gurgles as residents pull into a...

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Mississauga asks province for independence from Region of Peel

Mississauga wants independence. At a general committee meeting Wednesday, Mississauga city council passed a motion “in principle” requesting that the Ontario government pass legislation to make Mississauga independent from the Region of Peel. Mayor Bonnie Crombie, who said analysis shows the city sends $85 million to the region to fund growth of other cities, has called an independent Mississauga ‘our...

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THE EXCHANGE DISTRICT WILL COMPLETELY TRANSFORM MISSISSAUGA

The Exchange District Will Completely Transform Downtown Mississauga Jumbo shrimp. Open Secret. Virtual reality. Downtown Mississauga. Oxymorons, without a doubt. Or are they all? No. In fact, Downtown Mississauga will soon be a reality when one luxury Toronto real estate developer embarks on its plans to establish a new downtown district in the heart of the city. Intended to include...

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Montreal’s real-estate market is about to eclipse Vancouver’s

Vancouver is on pace to lose its status as Canada’s second largest housing market to Montreal. While still Canada’s most expensive city for housing, a recent collapse in sales has led the value of real estate transactions substantially lower. That leaves Montreal’s soaring market poised to overtake the Pacific coast city’s. In January, the total dollar value of real estate...

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Condo Renovations & Improvements: 3 Things to Know Before You Begin

Condo improvement projects and renovations are exciting endeavors that can have a major positive impact for years to come. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your living space or you’re looking to add value to your condofor a potential sale, these projects shouldn’t be taken lightly or without proper planning. Before you begin any projects that require a substantial investment up...

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