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Growing up

There is a remarkable trend happening in condominium neighbourhoods across the GTA and especially in the City of Toronto, families are looking into high-density communities to raise their young families.






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The GTA can build its way to affordable housing

The GTA is in danger of becoming the next London, Hong Kong or New York City, places that are highly desirable but unaffordable for most people.






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Land-use policies contribute to GTA’s housing shortage

A new report by Fortress Real Developments, a BILD member, suggests that there is a disconnect between Ontario’s land-use policies and demand in the GTA’s housing market. The report’s findings echo what I’ve been saying in these columns and elsewhere for years.






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Year-to-date GTA new home sales strong despite quiet August

Greater Toronto, September 25, 2017 – Sales of new construction homes in the GTA were down in August, but the year-to-date sales are still very strong, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.






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Builders create quality complete communities in the GTA

The home building, land development and professional renovation industry is comprised of city builders. We are the industry that conceives, designs, builds and sells quality complete communities where people live, work and play.






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Condo buyers come from all stages of life

What a year it’s been for condo sales. As of the end of July, condo apartments in high-rise and mid-rise buildings and stacked townhomes accounted for almost 80 per cent of the year-to-date sales of new construction homes in the GTA.






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Pace of GTA new home sales drops while inventory continues to decline and average prices increase

Sales of new construction homes slowed down in July, while the overall supply of new homes continued its unprecedented decline and prices of available homes continued to increase, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today. There were 1,752 new home sales in July, according to Altus Group, BILD’s official source for new-home market intelligence. That was significantly…






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Preparation is key when meeting with your decor centre

Buying a brand new home is one of the most exciting things you will ever do, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate veteran.






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Choose your new-build home upgrades with care

So you bought a new construction home and are thrilled with your decision to buy a home that is not yet built, but when the time comes for your colour and upgrade appointment, your chance to make the decisions that will make your new home perfect, you find yourself both exhilarated and nervous.






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Toronto housing boom driving economic growth in Ontario; masks weak business investment

Weak business investment in Ontario has the provincial economy increasingly dependent on Toronto’s housing market for growth, leaving the province especially vulnerable if the market slows, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.