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By RealNet Canada Inc. on June 26, 2015

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New condominium construction is no longer isolated to just downtown Toronto and is in full swing right across the GTA. And though it may not seem like it, the number of projects currently being built has been on the decline over the last year. The reason is simple: A significant number of t …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on June 15, 2015

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A report by RealNet Canada Inc., said there were 111 transactions during the quarter of $1 million or more for a total of $753.1 million. The number of transactions were off by 28 from the first quarter of 2014 while the dollar volume decreased by 11 per cent. …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on June 10, 2015

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Last year closed with an all-time quarterly record in terms of overall investment and the most recent quarter ranks as the second-best to date, according to the RealNet Canada Inc.  Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on June 10, 2015

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 10, 2015 RealNet Canada Inc. today announced results for the first quarter of 2015 in the Greater Calgary commercial real estate investment market. The total number of transactions was down by 28 from the previous quarter and the total value …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on June 9, 2015

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – June 9, 2015 Activity in the first quarter of 2015 set a new record in terms of overall investment to start a year in the Greater Vancouver commercial real estate market.
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By RealNet Canada Inc. on June 3, 2015

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“It’s all about choices. If you are set on living in a detached home, you are going to sacrifice distance,” said George Carras, president of RealNet Canada Inc., adding affordable detached living for $500,000 means heading to the GGH, Innisfil, Cambridge or Hamilton. …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on May 29, 2015

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While the supply of new home choices has shifted over the last decade — away from detached homes and toward apartment condominiums as a result of provincial intensification policies — prices of these new homes are rapidly rising, imposing affordability constraints on buyers and impactin …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on May 26, 2015

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REALNET® has created a new magazine – The RealCondoInvestor™ – in collaboration with Homes Publishing Group to better inform key stakeholders and replace myths with facts and fear with risk. …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on April 24, 2015

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A decade since construction began intensifying within the GTA, in accordance with the province’s growth plan for the region, at least one result is clear: Things in the real-estate market are a whole lot more complicated. …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on April 23, 2015

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GREATER TORONTO, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ – The supply of new low-rise housing dropped to record low levels in March, driving the prices to a record high, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today. Low-rise inventory levels, representing all new ground-relate …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on April 23, 2015

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A report by RealNet Canada Inc. said 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. The report said 483 transactions in excess of $1 million were recorded for the year, which represented the fif …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on April 23, 2015

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RealNet Canada Inc. announced results for the GTA commercial real estate investment market for the first quarter of 2015. A total of 484 transactions above $1 million were recorded, totaling $2.7 billion for the Greater Toronto Area, representing a dollar volume decline of 24 per cent versu …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on April 21, 2015

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada – April 21, 2015 RealNet Canada Inc. today announced 2015 first quarter results for the Greater Toronto Area commercial real estate market. A total of 484 transactions above $1 Million were recorded in the GTA Region totaling $2.7 Billion, represent …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. on April 1, 2015

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Land-use policies have a profound impact on housing markets, which has become more than apparent in the GTA as we mark the 10-year anniversary of the province’s Greenbelt and Places to Grow policies.

But oftentimes these policies can be misunderstood, and this can lead to unnecessary c …   Continue Reading.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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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By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.

By RealNet Canada Inc. 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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By RealNet Canada Inc. 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.