How we move: regional migration patterns along provincial highways

Stuck on the Highway It's just a cultural norm in the GTA that you can send a text and just say "stuck on the highway" and you're automatically excused from being late. In the GTA, it seems that housing capital migration is "stuck on the highway", too. I had to spit out my conclusion quickly … Continue reading How we move: regional migration patterns along provincial highways

You settle somewhere so that you don’t have to settle elsewhere.

I remember back when I was a gymbro (I still sort of am, just not fit), I bought a cool shirt that said "never settle" on it. I bought it because I thought it was reflective of the work ethic and motivation I had at the time. I didn't really realize that it was more … Continue reading You settle somewhere so that you don’t have to settle elsewhere.

Timing the housing market should be judged like timing the stock market

If you study people who really understand investing in companies, you can typically find some pretty sound fundamental analysis and systems for the valuation and investment of companies that can be purchased at a fair price. In your studies, you may come across a couple of gentlemen named Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. If you study people who really … Continue reading Timing the housing market should be judged like timing the stock market

Could Canada end up with a European-style housing economy?

The short answer is "it's too early to tell." The longer answer is probably synonymous to the reason I'm asking this question, so I'll give you that rationale first: I have a couple of motivations for wanting to answer this question, but the primary one would be my concern for young Canadians and our role … Continue reading Could Canada end up with a European-style housing economy?

Professor Avis Devine & Daniel Foch weigh in on changing world of sustainable real estate.

Helping Grow Greener Communities: Sustainable Real Estate at the University of Guelph

by Scott Carter Green business is alive at The University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics. The college’s mission – to develop and be ‘leaders for a sustainable world’ – runs through its students, researchers, and alumni. In 1993, the College introduced a unique undergraduate program focusing on the real estate and housing market. … Continue reading Helping Grow Greener Communities: Sustainable Real Estate at the University of Guelph

York Region Real Estate Market Report – December 2015

York Region, Ontario had a total dollar volume of $660,347,405 worth of real estate traded so far in 2015. The average price of a home is $778,712 and the median price of a home is $710,000 The average sale to list ratio this year is 100% and properties are on market for an average of 23 days. There have been 753 new listings so far this year in YORK REGION Currently, there are 2807 active listings in the area.

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Portraits of Walkability: Georgina’s most Walkable Neighbourhoods

Walkability. If you've ever been privy to the circles of planning, development, or real estate south of Green Lane, you've definitely heard someone wax poetic about this term, and the value of robust mixed-use communities, intimately walkable development patterns, and new urbanism. With this series of articles, it's my goal to identify the most walkable neighbourhoods in Georgina … Continue reading Portraits of Walkability: Georgina’s most Walkable Neighbourhoods