Condominium

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REMI Network

Revised condo forms incorporate feedback, new regs

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services says it has incorporated public feedback into recent changes to new mandatory condo forms.
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CondoBusiness

What will make T.O. condo investors less bullish?

Does it still make sense to invest in condos after a study showed many condo investors renting out new units in the GTA are cash-flow negative?
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REMI Network

New fines for turning away canvassers take effect

Apartment landlords and condo corporations that turn away canvassers from multi-residential buildings during the election will risk fines under new rules.
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CondoBusiness

Status certificates revisited in recent court ruling

A recent court decision sheds some more light on the effect of failing to disclose certain declaration violations in a status certificate.
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CondoBusiness

Average price for a GTA condo climbs nine per cent: TREB

The average selling price for condominium apartments sold in Q1-2018 was up by nine per cent year-over-year to $533,447, according to the TREB.
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CondoBusiness

CAO launches public registry of condo corporations

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) officially launched its public registry of condo corporations on April 1, 2018.
fellows

CondoBusiness

Vancouver home sales fall nearly 30 per cent in March

In March 2018, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported 2,517 residential home sales, down 29.7 per cent compared to March 2017's 3,579 sales.
master keys

CondoBusiness

Are your condo property’s master keys secure?

Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
amenities

CondoBusiness

Rich amenities make up for shrinking suites

The economic realities of development today have meant that suite sizes have had to shrink, and developers are creating amenity-laden buildings to compensate.
pest

CondoBusiness

Excess moisture increases pest pressure

In addition to making living spaces uncomfortable, indoor moisture problems can lead to structural damage, health and pest problems.
residential development land

CondoBusiness

B.C. residential development land takes tax hit

The British Columbia government expects to collect about $520 million in new annual revenue through additional residential property taxes and property transfer taxes.
community

CondoBusiness

The pros and cons of community-building efforts

An industry expert weighs the pros and cons of community-building efforts in condominium corporations.
OHBA Awards of Distinction housing excellence

CondoBusiness

CHBA names 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence finalists

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has announced the finalists for the 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence.
security

CondoBusiness

Food delivery changes challenge condo security

Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
condo supply and affordability

CondoBusiness

GTA condo supply and affordability in decline

Land for high-rise condominium development was a major component of $23.5 billion in investment property sales in the Greater Toronto Area last year.
condo manager

CondoBusiness

Junior condo managers subject to supervision

What will supervision requirements under mandatory licensing mean for junior condo managers in Ontario?
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CondoBusiness

When the developer next door comes calling

With construction booming and land scarce, condo buildings in urban areas may face a situation where a neighbouring developer requires access to their land.