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The Housing Market and Unintended Consequences

The just released new housing market data for February are both encouraging and discouraging. The data, provided by our official source of new home market intelligence Altus Group, shows record sales for the condominium market, especially in the 905 Region, and it shows an unprecedented scarcity of new housing inventory, particularly for low-rise homes.






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Recognizing excellence at annual renovation awards

With rising GTA real estate prices making it harder for people to move up, more and more homeowners are opting to renovate and get more out of their existing homes. The key to a successful renovation is planning and working with a professional.






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Our housing supply crisis would be worse without the OMB

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is independent arbitration body that provides a public forum for appeals on local land-use planning matters and it is an important part of the checks and balances that make our land-use planning process fair, transparent and accountable.






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Record month for condo sales as low-rise inventory drops to unprecedented scarcity

February was a record breaking month for new condo apartment sales in the GTA, while the number of new low-rise homes available to buy reached unprecedented levels of scarcity.






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Vote for the GTA’s project of the year

Every year, we recognize innovation and excellence in the land development and homebuilding industry through our annual BILD Awards program. In April we will present 50 awards to members who are raising the bar in the marketing, designing, planning and building of communities across the GTA.






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National Home Show serves all your reno needs

Considering a renovation but don’t know where to start? Look no further than the National Home Show which runs from March 10 to 19 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place.






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Government needs to recognize our housing supply problem

The provincial government recently promised action on skyrocketing hydro rates, now we need them to turn their attention to our housing supply crisis and resulting pricing challenges in the GTA.






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New ground-oriented homes surpass $1 million

The average price of available new single-family ground-oriented homes in the GTA has now surpassed $1 million.






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Volunteer at the National Home Show

Help us promote our industry to the public by volunteering for a few hours at the upcoming National Home Show.






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2016 a record year for GTA new high-rise sales

More than 35 million people now call Canada home, according to data released by Statistics Canada last week. That’s five per cent growth since 2011, when the population was 33.5 million, the highest rate of growth among G7 countries.