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As house prices continue to skyrocket across Ontario, buyers and renters need to find new and innovative ways to enter the housing market. One such way recently suggested by the Ontario government in their Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan is through co-ownership. 

Co-ownership housing is a shared living arrangement where two or more people own and live in a home together. Co-owners may share living spaces like kitchens and living rooms, or the home may be divided into separate units.

Living with multiple people has a range of benefits including the option to live in neighbourhoods you couldn't afford on your own, fostering a sense of community with your housemates, and lowering your cost of living.

Buying a home with other people is a big…

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Top 3 Tips For Selling A Home In The Winter

When it comes to selling your home, winter may be the last season you’d consider listing. However, there are many benefits to listing your home during the colder months that you may not have considered. Home buying happens all year round, and there are still plenty of buyers out there.

Here are the top 3 reasons to list your home in the winter:

Show Off Winter Features

Selling in the winter provides you the perfect opportunity to highlight features and upgrades that show your home is winter-ready. Potential buyers can see and feel the advantages of an energy efficient home, which you can easily highlight in the winter months. They also tend to sell for higher prices than homes without.

Make sure your driveway and walkways are salted and clear of…

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As 2019 comes to an end, we look back on a year of resilience for housing markets across Toronto and the GTA. Not only did sales numbers stabilize and resume an upward climb, but prices also demonstrated some strength and sustainability.

Leading real estate experts are expecting this trend to continue into the new year. Royal LePage forecasts a 4.75% increase year-over-year to the aggregate price of a home in the GTA. The median price of a condominium and two-storey detached home are expected to rise 6% and 4.5% year-over-year respectively.

The positive forecast is supported by strong immigration numbers that are likely to maintain a sustained demand in Canada’s most populous housing markets.

Tight market conditions influenced by low supply…

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