• vacancy rates

    Average rents decline slightly in March

    Overall, average rents in Canada declined slightly in March after three straight months of increasing rental rates, according to the April national rent report produced by Rentals.ca and Bullpen Research & Consulting.
  • Ottawa-Gatineau

    Ottawa-Gatineau tapped for value-add potential

    The partners will invest in in-suite and common area upgrades with the aim of generating more revenue from the units, which are located in the downtown cores on both sides of the Ottawa River.
  • MPAC board

    Municipalities could lose clout on MPAC board

    A new government means a new round of scrutiny for Ontario's property assessment agency.
  • property tax

    Multi-res property tax rate hits tenants hard

    Author, broker and landlord instructor Chris Seepe breaks down the hidden expenses in rent that may surprise some residential tenants.
  • insurance

    No renter should be without tenant insurance

    In the wake of another high-rise disaster, Insurance broker Andy Schwartze discusses the importance of these often overlooked policies.
  • Traffic

    Blocking out external noise

    From lower tenant turnover to improved energy efficiency, Randy Brown of Soundproof Windows discusses the benefits of soundproofing sliding glass doors

Hot Topics

  • rethinking real estate

    Stigma fuels case for rethinking real estate

    Much of the current negative sentiment relates to the emergence of informal rooming houses in predominantly single-family residential areas near suburban post-secondary campuses.
  • housing market

    Renovating your apartment: Is it worth it?

    Renovations or retrofits to an investment property that increase rents and/or decrease operating costs may also increase a property’s value. Cost and value, however, are not synonymous, and not all renovations are as profitable as one might expect.
  • people with disabilities

    Homes not so sweet for people with disabilities

    One third of survey respondents acknowledge that their homes could be problematic for residents or visitors with a disability, while more than one quarter of those who currently report a disability are planning to move.

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  • rental market

    Ford announces rent control pull-back

    As part of its newly announced “Housing Supply Action Plan,” the Ontario Government is proposing a strategy to increase the province’s rental housing supply through new measures affecting rent control.
  • apartment

    HVAC switch over snared by hot spell

    Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.
  • live-in superintendents

    Ontario leaves live-in superintendents exposed

    For now, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents' working conditions.