• Short-term pain, long-term gain for Canadian property market?

    Short-term pain, long-term gain for Canadian property market?

    The Canadian property market has been in the news of late after a period of constant growth in prices despite the lukewarm worldwide economy. It was revealed, using official investment data from the Canadian authorities, that overseas investors are now looking towards the Canadian real estate market as their market of choice. Indeed the Chinese

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  • British Columbia authorities target property investors

    British Columbia authorities target property investors

    The Canadian property market has been under the spotlight for some time now as prices continue to move higher amid unprecedented investment from overseas investors. The authorities have confiscated undeclared cash from an array of foreign investors and many expect a tightening of regulations in the short term. This is not the first time that

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  • Is the Vancouver real estate market overheating?

    Is the Vancouver real estate market overheating?

    For many years Canada was seen as the poor cousin to the USA despite the fact that the country has an extremely successful economy in its own right. There may have been a time in years gone by when the country was feeding from the scraps of the USA but those times have certainly been

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  • Is Vancouver the new London of real estate?

    Is Vancouver the new London of real estate?

    For some time now the London real estate market has been seen as a safe haven for foreign investors looking to increase their real estate exposure. Is it a coincidence that the London property market seems to be taking a breather at the same time as experts are looking towards Vancouver as the next hot

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  • Canadian authorities crack down on phantom real estate bids

    Canadian authorities crack down on phantom real estate bids

    It is debatable whether so-called “phantom bids” are a problem in the worldwide real estate market although this has not stopped the Ontario authorities introducing new regulations. Opinion is mixed as to whether the subject of phantom bids needed to be addressed but there is no doubt that they do rear their heads from time

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  • Luxury real estate investors target Toronto

    Luxury real estate investors target Toronto

    While Canada may not be the country foremost on the lips of those looking at the worldwide real estate market there is no doubt that the country has performed very well since the 2008 U.S.-led mortgage crash. Indeed a report by Christies International Real Estate reveals that Toronto is the only one of the top

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