Ontario housing measures offer short-term gain but long-term pain

As much as rent control could benefit some existing renters, in the long run it reduces the incentive to build new rental housing

Ontario housing measures offer short-term gain but long-term pain
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As much as rent control could benefit some existing renters, in the long run it reduces the incentive to build new rental housing

Ontario government’s focus on foreign buyers misses the point

Focus instead on reducing the time it takes to obtain a building permit and the per-unit costs to comply with regulations, which amounts to almost $50,000

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Focus instead on reducing the time it takes to obtain a building permit and the per-unit costs to comply with regulations, which amounts to almost $50,000

Taxing foreigners no answer to Toronto’s housing woes

The idea might have some intuitive appeal but misses the bigger point – Toronto needs more housing

Taxing foreigners no answer to Toronto’s housing woes
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LAFLEUR, FILIPOWICZ: The idea might have some intuitive appeal but misses the bigger point – Toronto needs more housing

What homebuilders think about Ontario’s housing regulations

Reduce housing barriers to help ensure that Canada’s largest urban area remains affordable and keeps attracting the best and brightest

What homebuilders think about Ontario’s housing regulations
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GREEN, FILIPOWICZ: Reduce housing barriers to help ensure that Canada’s largest urban area remains affordable and keeps attracting the best and brightest

Ontario budget doesn’t help Generation Squeeze enough

The gap between spending on seniors and younger Ontarians is still too large

Ontario budget doesn’t help Generation Squeeze enough
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KERSHAW: The gap between spending on seniors and younger Ontarians is still too large

New homes and red tape in Canada’s Capital Region

Smoothing out the kinks in the process of building new homes will benefit everyone looking for a new home

New homes and red tape in Canada’s Capital Region
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GREEN, HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Smoothing out the kinks in the process of building new homes will benefit everyone looking for a new home

Homebuilding barriers keeping Canada’s biggest economy on a leash

Policies can affect how quickly property developers respond to demand for new homes

Homebuilding barriers keeping Canada’s biggest economy on a leash
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GREEN, HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Policies can affect how quickly property developers respond to demand for new homes

Ontario’s housing market ready for takeoff

Economic conditions are ripe to lift the province’s housing market, says CMHC

Ontario’s housing market ready for takeoff
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DI MATTEO: Economic conditions are ripe to lift the province’s housing market, says CMHC

Ontario economic snapshot for January 19, 2013

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Ontario economic snapshot for January 19, 2013
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Housing sales volume in Ontario will continue to decline until mid-2013, followed by resumed expansion.

Ontario’s housing outlook for 2013 to 2015

Ontario’s housing outlook for 2013 to 2015
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Housing activity in Ontario will be tempered by a slow-growth economy and mortgage insurance requirements.