Making Canadian Suburbs More Age-Friendly

Two-thirds of Canadians live in the suburbs, but the car-dependent neighbourhoods are “no place to grow old,” says Glenn Miller, a senior associate at the Canadian Urban Institute. As the population ages and the life expectancy of Canadians increases, there’s a lot of discussion about where older people are going to live and how to…

Housing Affordability is Canada’s Hottest Issue

With mortgage interest rates climbing, many Canadians are struggling to pay their debts or save enough to get into the housing market. Everyone has an opinion about how to solve the housing affordability crisis, here are some of them. Municipal elections have just concluded across Canada, and the hottest topic on the campaign trail was…

The Race to Build Canada’s Best Real Estate Website

A seven-year legal battle about what data can be displayed on real estate agents’ websites has concluded. Now everyone from Zillow to your local sales rep is racing to create the listing site that will attract the most potential buyers. The race to build the best real estate listing website in Canada is now entering…

How to Avoid Disaster on Moving Day

Rogue moving companies take advantage of people who are already facing emotional and financial strain on moving day. Here’s how to protect yourself. Earlier this year a family that was moving from Calgary to Kingston, Ont. found out what can happen when you hire a rogue moving company. As recounted by The Canadian Association of…

Rental Scams Target Tenants, Landlords

Earlier this year, a woman in Brantford, Ont. had several people come to her door to view her house, which they said they had arranged to rent. Problem was, the house wasn’t for rent and the homeowner knew nothing about it. In the Ottawa area, landlords who rent to international students were contacted by people…

Boomers Still Drive Canada’s Housing Market

Canada’s baby boom generation isn’t ready to stop buying and selling real estate, new data shows. In addition to purchasing their own primary and recreational homes, boomers are also helping millennials get into the market. “Don’t count them out yet — baby boomers will impact Canada’s housing market in a big way in the coming…