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No relief in 2022: Expert’s predictions for Canada’s housing market.

Sales are expected to slow next year, but only because there will be fewer homes available. An aerial view of residential buildings in downtown Toronto. People have been calling Canadian real estate’s upward trajectory “unsustainable” for almost a decade now. But if a global pandemic, followed by a recession, followed by more pandemic hasn’t been enough to cool the market, it’s...

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DOES STAGING A HOME REALLY ADD VALUE TO THE SALE?

For prospective buyers, visualization is key in determining if a house feels like home. RE/MAX agents weigh in on why staging could be a make-or-break factor in sellers receiving top dollar value. Ever scrolled through a listing and been bemused by photos including outdated furniture, empty rooms or wild wall colors? It’s the house and property that are for sale, but the existing...

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Canadian Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise 9.2% in 2022: RE/MAX.

Confidence continues in Canadian real estate market, with the inter-provincial relocation trend likely to remain strong in 2022 Migration between provinces expected to continue in 2022, potentially impacting local Canadian real estate conditions, according to 53 per cent of RE/MAX brokers (20 out of 38) 49 per cent of Canadians believe the housing market will remain steady in 2022 and view real...

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WHY YOU NEED A BUYER’S AGENT TO PURCHASE A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME.

The idea of a customized, new residential construction house is enticing to some prospective homeowners, but the process to get there can be grueling. Working with a buyer’s agent along the way can help ensure you negotiate the best price possible and avoid setbacks. Traditional selling points like historic charm in existing homes may not seem so charming to everyone – that’s why many people...

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Canadian Real Estate Report: 2021 Housing Impacts to Condo Sector.

Canadian real estate market sees higher share of condos in 2021, in wake of rising detached housing values; affordability shifts demand for condominiums into high gear in 2021. Staggering gains in detached housing values have sent condominium sales soaring throughout the first eight months of 2021 in major Canadian real estate markets, according to a new report by RE/MAX Canada The RE/MAX...

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EXHAUSTED BUYERS: HERE’S HOW TO REINVIGORATE YOUR HOME SEARCH.

RE/MAX agents share time-tested tips and tricks for buyers to stay motivated during their real estate journeys amid a fickle seller’s market. In many U.S. locales, the housing market is roaring. It’s great news for sellers, but perhaps less-welcomed news for buyers, who may be feeling the ups and downs of a competitive market. Angelica Olmsted, an agent with RE/MAX Professionals, says...

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Canadian Housing Market Outlook, Fall 2021.

Canadian housing market expected to remain strong this fall, despite Delta variant, say RE/MAX brokers and realtors Young families driving demand for single-detached homes in cities across the country Canadian housing market prices are anticipated to increase by 5% in the remaining months of 2021, according to RE/MAX brokers and agents. 26/29 major Canadian housing markets analyzed are...

HOW TO USE ORGANIZATION AND MINDFULNESS TO CREATE A CALMING SANCTUARY AT HOME – EVEN IN A CHAOTIC WORLD.

Three experts share their tips for turning a home back into a peaceful retreat and calm hub of relaxation. “When returning home after a busy day, you really need to be in a space where you can center your mind and release stress,” says Melissa Carrington, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Elite in New York, who also holds a degree in interior design. “A messy home can increase anxiety and stress and...

Lumber crash leads to ‘blowout’ sales as prices crater.

If high prices held you back from building, you are in luck, as the tables have now turned Darcy Elliott, shipping supervisor at Spray Lake Sawmills, inspects lumber at the company's facility in Cochrane, Alta. in May. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press) Homeowners who resisted the urge to renovate during the first 18 months of the pandemic may find now is their chance, as lumber prices...

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Has the Canadian Real Estate Market Peaked?

In recent months, the consensus has been that the Canadian real estate market may have reached its peak. Some markets continue to enjoy record-breaking gains. Still, the broad-based trends spotlight a crucial development: the sector may be returning to some semblance of normalcy during these uncertain times. Will this finally give young Canadians hope that they can attain the dream of home...

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