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Posted on March 30, 2015
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The average price of a new house in the Greater Toronto Area hit $733,578 in February, up 12 per cent from a year earlier, data from real estate research firm RealNet Canada Inc. and the Building Industry and Land Development Association show. That figure includes the price of all low-rise …   Continue Reading.

Posted on March 13, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada- March 11, 2015 – RealNet Canada Inc. today announced results for the year of 2014 in the GVA commercial real estate investment market. A total of 1,368 transactions in excess of $1 million were recorded, representing $6.01 billion in total investment.
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Posted on February 27, 2015
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How best to describe the GTA new-home market at the start of 2015? Well, it’s complicated. Sales are down, but prices are up.
There were 1,939 new homes sold across the region in January. While that’s tracking three per cent above the market’s 10-year average, it represents a decline …   Continue Reading.

Posted on February 25, 2015
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada- February 23, 2015 – RealNet Canada Inc. today announced results for the GCA Commercial real estate market for 2014. A total of 483 transactions in excess of $1 million were recorded, resulting in an annual dollar volume of $3.2 billion for the Greater Calgary Are …   Continue Reading.

Posted on February 24, 2015
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Commercial real estate sales in the Greater Calgary Area reached $3.2 billion in 2014, increasing by about two per cent from the previous year, says a new report by RealNet Canada Inc.
The report said 483 transactions in excess of $1 million were recorded for the year, which represented th …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 30, 2015
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The Greater Toronto Area new-home market experienced a strong recovery in 2014. A total of 39,736 new homes were purchased last year, representing an increase in unit sales of 41 per cent from 2013. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 22, 2015
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The price gap between low-rise and high-rise units in the Greater Toronto Area is now the highest it’s ever been, say statistics from RealNet and BILD. The price gap between Toronto-area condos and low-rise homes hit its highest point last year, say industry insiders.

The difference in p …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 22, 2015
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A decade after the Ontario government introduced its growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (a pro-intensification policy pushing developers to build up, not out), it’s having the intended effect. According to a review of the 2014 real estate market by RealNet Canada and the Buildin …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 21, 2015
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George Carras, President of RealNet Canada joins BNN to discuss the increasing prices of low rise homes in the GTA and the impact of the Greenbelt act on the GTA real estate market. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 20, 2015
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Toronto, January 20, 2015 – RealNet Canada Inc., the most trusted source for real estate information in Canada, and the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), today released a strategic review of the GTA’s 2014 new home market.
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Posted on January 20, 2015
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The average price of a low-rise home in the Toronto area hit $705,813 in 2014, up 8 per cent from the year before, while the average price of a high-rise unit rose just 4 per cent to $454,476, according to new data from real estate research firm RealNet Canada Inc. and the Building Industry …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 20, 2015
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BILD says the gap between high-rise and low-rise homes started to take off in 2012, when it was only about $75,000. “Our analysis of the 2014 market and the story the numbers tell is frankly less about the year that passed and more about a policy decision made by the provincial government a …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 20, 2015
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Condos accounted for some 40 per cent of all new homes being built across the GTA in the late 1990s. More recently, that share has doubled to 80 per cent, at the same time the supply of new single-family homes and townhouses has dropped like a rock, dramatically increasing prices for famili …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 20, 2015
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In 2014, the average price for a low-rise home in the GTA rose eight per cent, year-over-year, to $705,813. Not only was this a record high price for low-rises, but as new high-rise prices increased four per cent to $454,476, the price gap between the housing types was at its largest ever. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 20, 2015
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2014 had 41% more sales than 2013, according to RealNet Canada, which is good because of the amount of people moving into the GTA annually. “Our region is increasing by up to 100,000 people each year, and it is important that our industry creates between 35,000 and 40,000 new homes annual …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 20, 2015
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2014 was another major year for residential development in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), breaking a number of housing market records and adding several notable buildings to the cityscape. A Strategic Review of the GTA’s 2014 new home market was released earlier today by RealNet Canada I …   Continue Reading.

Posted on December 29, 2014
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Well over 20,000 condos were completed this year across the GTA. That’s about 31 per cent more than the previous yearly build record, the 16,500 units that came onstream during 2013, according to condo market watchers.

The numbers vary slightly: Market research firm RealNet Canada Inc. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on December 17, 2014
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Over the past two years RealNet Canada Inc. has offered a helpful analysis of the long-term value of investment properties in Metro Vancouver.

The study of “created value” examines differences in the selling and purchase prices of resale properties in the 12-month period ending June …   Continue Reading.

Posted on November 28, 2014
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In the creation of a new home, the hard costs (or construction costs) are just a fraction of the end price. The value of the land the home sits on, as well as the range of development charges, are the variables that are chiefly responsible for ever-increasing home prices. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on November 12, 2014
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada – November 12, 2014 RealNet Canada Inc. today announced results for the third quarter investment in the Greater Calgary commercial real estate market. Overall investment volumes were down by 13% from the previous quarter with the number of transacti …   Continue Reading.

Posted on October 25, 2014
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The GTA’s new-home market appears to be firing on all cylinders, according to third quarter sales results for 2014. Released this week by RealNet Canada Inc., the first nine months of this year show buyers purchased 30,143 new homes across the GTA. It represents a very strong, 54 per cent …   Continue Reading.

Posted on October 23, 2014
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The number of shrinking, one-bedroom condos coming on the market has declined dramatically just over the last few months, in favour of more two-bedroom units averaging more than 800 square feet and better suited to first-time buyers and young families, says new-home research firm RealNet Ca …   Continue Reading.

Posted on October 23, 2014
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada – October 22, 2014 RealNet Canada Inc. today announced results for the GTA commercial real estate investment market for the third quarter of 2014. Overall market activity was up 19% and 23%, respectively when compared to the previous quarter and sam …   Continue Reading.

Posted on October 10, 2014
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The sale of a parking lot ringed by pawnbrokers and frequented by panhandlers is among land transactions that have tripled in Toronto this year, signaling the next wave of condo construction is on its way. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on September 26, 2014
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Half of new homes in the GTA can be found on pre-construction condo sites. To have an informed opinion about what’s happening in the GTA’s housing market, you need to first avail yourself of good market information. …   Continue Reading.

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