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Toronto

In Toronto’s Housing Game, Renters Are Striking Out

A lease is another word for a contract. It’s a legal agreement. It’s a commitment made by two parties — landlord and tenant. And it needs to be protected, for the mutual benefit of both parties.

Behind-The-Scenes At Home With CP24 Breakfast Anchor Gurdeep Ahluwalia

Gurdeep Ahluwalia is one of those Toronto personalities that likely needs no introduction. Now, Gurdeep has welcomed Toronto Storeys into his CityPlace condo, which he bought eight years ago and has lived in since. He talks to us about his sleek set-up, life in the city and how he balances work and play.

New Condo Sales Drop In Toronto And GTA, Developers React

report by Urbanation Inc. details the slowdown. The Q2-2018 condo market results show a drop in new condo activity that was fully anticipated following the record-breaking pace of activity last year.

Toronto’s Waterfront Will Transform In Honour Of Canadian Hero Terry Fox

Terry Fox is a Canadian Hero and Toronto is set to transform its waterfront to honour him.

Toronto’s Oldest Tree Has Been Saved By City Council’s Plan To Buy House

It’s older than Toronto. It’s older than Canada. And it’s believed to be the oldest tree in the city: a 350-year-old red oak tree that looms over a house on a North York property

Toronto Road Closures To Watch For This Weekend

As usual, drivers will face a headache due to Toronto road closures this weekend.

TTC Subway Closures: 4 New Stations Shut Down On Line 1 This Weekend

TTC subway closures are not done. Yes, just when you thought Toronto Transit subway closures were done for a week, we now have four new station closures to report.

Free Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend

We’ve upped our Free Toronto list this week with more things to do, with tons of food.

6 Free Outdoor Movies For Your August Long Weekend In Toronto

Outdoor movies. Films, stars, and summer nights. There’s really not much more you need for a perfect August Long Weekend.

Canada

Here Are Canada’s Best Places To Live In 2018 Ranked

Well, 415 Canadian cities have officially received their rankings on how they measure up in 10 categories: Wealth and economy, affordability, population growth, taxes, commute, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and culture.

Canadian Women Spend More Time Doing Household Chores Than Men [REPORT]

When it comes to household chores, taking care of kids, and even helping out friends, Canadian women are putting in more work than men. This according to Statistics Canada.

Best And Worst Cities For Property Taxes In Canada

Property taxes across Canada are as varied as our geography and topography.

How Long It Will Take Millennials To Save A Down Payment For A Home

Many Millennials want to purchase a home this year, but most will have to wait many, many years before they can even afford a downpayment.

U.S.A.

U.S. Commercial Real Estate Lending Remains Robust in 2018  (World Property Journal)

According to a new report by global real estate consultant CBRE, the U.S. commercial real estate lending market remains robust in 2018, despite financial market volatility and heightened trade tensions.

Mortgage Applications Dip in U.S. in Late July (World Property Journal)

According to he Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 27, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier.

Exclusive: We Found Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s ‘Forever Home,’ and Just … Wow (Realtor.com)

If you’ve been watching the new E! reality show “Very Cavallari” (it premiered on July 8), you’ve no doubt heard NFL quarterback Jay Cutler gushing to his wife, Kristin Cavallari, about a house in Nashville, TN, he’s dying to buy—and, in the latest episode, we finally get a good look.

International

From Crypto to Real Estate – New Ventures for Overstock (International Real Estate News)

Until recently, Overstock was known for furniture sales and only furniture sales. In April, however, the company announced that it would be backing a “security token offering” (STO).  The company announced on Monday a new push into another market: real estate. International Real Estate . News will explore overstock’s ventures into two markets very different from their original mission.

Anyone Can Now Purchase Citizenship to Antigua and Barbuda Using Bitcoin (International Real Estate News)

Recently, individuals discovered that they may now purchase their Antigua and Barbuda citizenship with bitcoin.

The Rising Cost of Zillow (International Real Estate News)

Real estate brokers and agents across the US and Canada are aware of the importance of Zillow. Zillow, founded in 2006, is a media platform that lists real estate and rental properties.

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