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Feb 11, 2016

Beginning next week, many Canadians hoping to buy an abode will need to put more cash down before they can call it home. The extra cost might keep some would-be homeowners from mortgages they can't really afford, but it's unlikely to leave any lasting impressions on the country's most "overheated" real estate markets.

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Feb 10, 2016

City councillors and residents spent more than an hour questioning developers who want to build a subdivision on the former Saginaw Golf Course.

 

They weren't happy with what they heard.

 

Mayor Doug Craig told developers at their formal pitch Tuesday night to take their proposal back and "give it new direction."

 

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Feb 09, 2016

Imagine a neighbourhood where your neighbours are practically your family. You eat together a few times a week, you might share laundry duties and every birthday and anniversary gathering is celebrated together.

 

Welcome to co-housing. It's a concept Alan Parrish and his wife, Wendy Pearle, would like to start in Waterloo Region.

 

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Feb 09, 2016

NDP calls for inquiry into practice, saying it's driving up housing prices in an overheated market

 

The Real Estate Council of B.C. says it's appointing an independent advisory group to investigate allegations of shadow flipping in Vancouver's hot housing market.

 

"We realize that this is an urgent matter and expect to announce the members of the multi-stakeholder advisory group within the coming two weeks," council spokeswoman Marilee Peters said in a written statement. 

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Feb 08, 2016

The annual pace of housing starts slowed in January.

 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Friday that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts for the first month of the year was 165,861 units, down from 172,533 in December.

 

The decrease came as the annual pace of urban starts fell 3.0 per cent in January to 153,701 units.

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Feb 08, 2016

Favourable winter weather helped boost house sales in Kitchener and Waterloo in January.

 

Agents with the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors sold 309 homes last month, up 29.8 per cent from 238 in January 2015.

 

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Feb 08, 2016

The city's planning committee will consider an ambitious proposal to build four highrise condo towers as well as commercial space on the site of the Howard Johnson hotel on Weber Street.

 

City planners are recommending that councillors approve the zoning change application to allow the development, saying it meets the city's goals for high-quality, mixed-use, more intense development on a major road.

 

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Feb 03, 2016

Last weekend our team helped design all the marketing materials for Ironstone's booth at the 2016 London Lifestyle Home Show. The booth featured branded banners, siteplan displays, vouchers and a large-scale interactive plinko board! We had a ton of fun helping design all the marketing material, especially drawing up the plans for the plinko board! Way to go Ironstone on a successful and eventful weekend at the show.

 

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Feb 02, 2016

January was a relatively slow month for London area realtors with sales down 4.2 per cent from the same month last year.

 

The London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) said 455 homes sold last month, including 377 detached homes and 78 condos.

 

Stacey Evoy, the new LSTAR president, said last month's market was “steady,” noting that January 2015 was an especially strong months for sales.

 

London area realtors are coming off a strong year, with annual sales up almost 10 per cent in 2015.

 

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Jan 26, 2016

New homes will sprout on the largest tract of undeveloped land in London if city council gives the green light Tuesday to the project, a developer says.

 

York Developments plans to build high-end single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums at Col. Talbot and Pack roads.

 

The project, approved last week by council’s planning and environment committee, is the first large housing project in what’s known as the Southwest Area Plan.

 

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