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The Lofts Brantford, Brantford Condos

The Lofts Construction Update

The Lofts Construction Update

Construction at The Lofts in Brantford is well underway. We have received our building permit and things are moving quickly. Demolition, footings, and foundations are being done as we speak. Framing will commence in about 2 weeks. Closings are on track for May! We will be posting further updates as construction progresses. In the meantime take a look at the progress below.  ...Read More

Hamilton Real Estate Market July, RAHB Market Stats July

July Market Update

July Market Update

The Realtor's Association of Hamilton-Burlington has just reported the stats for July 2017. This is now the third full month that has passed since the Ontario government announced its Fair Housing Plan back in April. It has been a very interesting 90 days — and, of course, there's been a lot of negative news coverage since, mostly related to the GTA.  Hamilton Remains a St...Read More

Real Estate Investors, Real Estate Speculators

Are Speculators Destroying Our Real estate Market? 

Are Speculators Destroying Our Real estate Market? 

There's been a lot of talk in the news over the last six to twelve months with regard to investors, flippers -- people who purchase real estate with the hope that they may profit. It's understandable; that some people feel priced out of the market and therefore resent those who may benefit from it. It's a very interesting topic, because it's one that's ...Read More

Hamilton Real Estate Market June 2017, Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington June 2017 Market Stats

June Market Update

June Market Update

The Realtor's Association of Hamilton-Burlington has just released its June 2017 market stats -- the second release of monthly statistics since Ontario's Fair Housing Plan was announced in April. So far we have seen a 25.1% increase in new residential listings in the month of June 2017, compared to the month of June 2016. Listings are up for the month, but not as significantly as in May, w...Read More

GTA New Homes, GTA Housing Market, Ontario Fair Housing Plan

Ontario's "Fair Housing Plan" Has Done Little to Slow GTA's New Housing Market

Ontario's

Despite the implementation of the Ontario government's Fair Housing Plan, the GTA new home market continues to grow quickly. All types of housing inventory -- from condos to single-family detached homes -- are selling swiftly, and prices are continuing to rise. Though the government had sought to artificially cool the market with a set of restrictions (especially upon foreign buyers)...Read More

Canadian Interest Rates, July Interest Rate Announcement

Interest Rate Increases Are Nothing to Fear

Interest Rate Increases Are Nothing to Fear

The Bank of Canada's governor, Stephen Peloz, has been talking seriously over the last few weeks about the possibility of rising interest rates. The Canadian economy has experienced record-breaking growth over the last twelve months; over 300,000 new jobs have been added, wages are up, and unemployment is falling. Further, we have definitely recovered from the oil shock of 2015, at which time ...Read More

Hamilton Real Estate Market, Toronto Real Estate Market, Ontario Real Estate Market

It's All About the Fundamentals: The Real Estate Market in Hamilton

It's All About the Fundamentals: The Real Estate Market in Hamilton

The fundamentals behind our real estate market are strong, and understanding that is critical to identifying the direction that the real estate market is headed going forward. Many Canadians were spooked by the announcement that the Premier of Ontario was going to be implementing a 15 percent foreign buyer tax along with a number of other measures falling under Ontario’s ...Read More

Vista Condos on Charlton, Hamilton Condos, Hamilton Condos For Sale

Vista Condos on Charlton Breaks Ground!

Vista Condos on Charlton Breaks Ground!

On Monday, June 12th, 2017, Vista Condos on Charlton held a ground breaking ceremony on site to celebrate the commencement of construction of their first building. With shovels in the ground, the Vista team is excited to bring their highly anticipated condo development to life.  Developed by the VanKleef Group, Lintack Architects Inc., DeFaveri Construction Inc., and St. Jean Realty create ...Read More

RAHB Market Stats, May Hamilton Real Estate

May Market Update

May Market Update

The highly anticipated numbers for the real estate market in the Hamilton-Burlington area for May 2017 have been released. Many have been waiting to see what the results of the May market would look like after the Fair Housing Plan was unveiled in April, and it is mostly as we predicted. Though we were already aware that these measures had no impact on the true value of homes — and, at most,...Read More

Vista Condos on Charlton, Hamilton Condos, Hamilton Homes For Sale

My Interview on CHCH Morning Live Discussing Vista Condos on Charlton

My Interview on CHCH Morning Live Discussing Vista Condos on Charlton

I was on CHCH Morning Live this morning discussing our Vista Condos on Charlton project. Sales of Vista 3 will being soon. Check it out.         ...Read More