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October 25, 2016

posted by: Josh Lipton
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Data Dump: Don’t turn your goldmine into a landfill

As consumers living in the 21st Century, we're hyper-aware of squandering resources. What many fail to recognize is that data is also a very valuable resource, in the way of evaluating and adjusting our daily strategies. But, more often than not, the data you have access to is completely going to waste.

As consumers living in the 21st Century, we're hyper-aware of squandering resources. What many fail to recognize is that data is also a very valuable resource, in the way of evaluating and adjusting our daily strategies. But, more often than not, the data you have...

October 21, 2016

posted by: Max Steinman
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The Key Components of a Sound Lease Up Marketing Strategy

The Real Estate development market in Canada is changing rapidly. With Canada's predictably steady and low-interest rate environment, many residential developers who have traditionally built condominium buildings are turning their focus to purpose-built rentals. The low cost of money is allowing developers to hold affordable loans through multi-year construction projects, which is providing the opportunity to capitalize on the long-term upside of building rental properties. As a result, companies that have never built a rental property or haven't built one in 30+ years are starting to build condo-quality apartment buildings.

It was approximately 30 years ago since we saw the last apartment development boom in cities like Toronto and marketing for lease-ups has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. Below is a guide with the key components of a modern lease-up marketing strategy:

The Real Estate development market in Canada is changing rapidly. With Canada's predictably steady and low-interest rate environment, many residential developers who have traditionally built condominium buildings are turning their focus to purpose-built rentals. The low cost...

October 11, 2016

posted by: Yahoo Finance - ca.finance.yahoo.com
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Renting is increasingly becoming the best option

Moshe Milevsky has noticed a change of attitude in the 20-somethings he teaches in his finance class at York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto. "I have 90 students in the class and I was discussing home ownership. They view [it] as something unattainable. It's almost as if they've sort of given up on that idea," he says. With semi-detached houses in Toronto averaging close to $800,000 and detached going for $1.2 million, it's not surprising that young Torontonians might have trouble envisioning getting into the market at any level. The sympathetic would include other wanna-be homeowners who have watched the affordable pockets of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) close up as the city's home prices have risen more than 15 per cent over the past year alone, and roughly doubled over the past decade. Continue reading on Yahoo...
Moshe Milevsky has noticed a change of attitude in the 20-somethings he teaches in his finance class at York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto. "I have 90 students in the class and I was discussing home ownership. They view [it] as something...