Publication: Industry News

  • New House Still Out Of Reach For Many Buyers

    Fewer than one-in-five single-family homes available to purchase at the end of February were priced below $750,000.

  • Perspectives: We All Need Housing

    Before I get into this article, I want to express my thanks to HOMES Publishing Group for inviting the International Home Marketing Group team to be regular contributors to the magazine. After being a long-time reader, it is an honour to be a first-time provider of information from the sales floor.

  • Gta New Home Market Continues Recent Trends

    Benchmark price for available new single-family homes in January was $1,229,454, which was 19.6 per cent above January 2017.

  • Real Insight - Strengthening Consumer Protection

    Realtors in Ontario are governed by the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). For the first time in over 15 years, REBBA is being reviewed with the goal of making major updates and the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is participating in this process by advocating for changes to help modernize the legislation,…

  • The View From Inside: It's Time To Buy Your New Home

    In a cyclical economic sector such as real estate, it is important to gauge your personal homebuying decisions with relativity and realism in mind. Whatever qualifies as your dream home, be it a modest condo, a five-bedroom mansion or something in between, avoid allowing the current chatter about mortgage rules and rates to keep you…

  • Consumer Protection: Fraud Prevention Month Keeps Buyers Aware Of Any Problems

    Not only does March herald the beginning of spring, it’s also Fraud Prevention Month. And as new home construction ramps up with the warmer weather, we want buyers to be aware that illegal builders may be at work as well.

  • In Conversation With : Gina Di Lorenzo-burry & Samuel Wong

    Diamate Development Corporation is well known for building innovatively designed condominiums with more than a touch of luxury. It’s part of the focus of the founding partners, Julie Di Lorenzo and Paolo Palamara. The Diamante hallmark has always been superior building quality, unique living spaces and extraordinary value.

  • Special Report: A Changing Market

    Last year, we experienced many significant changes with regards to qualifying for a mortgage. In addition, the Bank of Canada increased their overnight rate twice in 2017 for the first time since 2008. What does this mean for first-time homebuyers? A more difficult process to qualify for a mortgage, less purchasing power and more compromise.

  • Spotlight On Durham: Blue Elephant Group

    I recently had a chance to sit down with Mark Wadden, CEO and co-founder of Blue Elephant Group Inc., and his partner, co-founder Blair Johnson, to discuss their strategic push into Durham Region. This two tiered company consists of Blue Elephant Design & Marketing Inc. and Blue Elephant Realty Inc., Brokerage.

  • Raising The Roof Toque Tuesday Educates And Raises Money

    Raising the Roof volunteer team in Markham raises more than $1,700 in one morning.

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