If you thought that home prices were bad enough on their own, just wait until you hear how much more you’re paying in regulatory fees. New research from C.D. Howe found that on average, Canadians who bought in the hottest real estate markets paid an average of $229,000 extra between 2007 and 2016 because
Cam Battley, Chief Corporate Officer of Aurora Cannabis, speaks to Yahoo Canada Finance about the MedReleaf merger.
If you’re in the market for a $1 million home, the reality is that location plays a big part of what you can afford. This week, we look at three homes: one is a short commute from Vancouver, another is a short walk from Calgary’s core, and the third is more than an hour’s drive north of Toronto — but
Canadians fearing repercussions from Trump's oil sanctions have little to worry about. Unfortunately, Canadian investors won't see much change, either.
Whether you’ve got loads to spend, or are counting every penny, you want to get the most house for your money when you’re buying, right? These three houses all have plenty of bedrooms and spacious backyards for you to enjoy. This week, we look at homes in Toronto, Ont., Strathmore, Alta. and Langley,
In the annual J.D. Power Canadian Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, customers of the Big 5 banks were found to be happiest at RBC Royal Bank, scoring 788 out of a 1,000-point scale. Scotiabank ranked the lowest of the Big 5, scoring 762. Canadians were most satisfied with RBC, and least satisfied
When you’re shopping for the perfect home, $1 million can feel like a lot of money to spend, but as the cost of homes in Canada’s housing market continues to go up, that money doesn’t go quite as far. If you’re looking at moving to a centrally-located abode in the heart of a major city, you’ll be paying
On the five year anniversary of a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, the United Steelworkers say that Canadian Tire needs to do more to be transparent about production.
When you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you want to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to the size of the house. But if lot size is more important to you, then these homes will be be right up your alley. All three of this week’s homes leave a little to be desired between the
TD Canada is the latest bank to drop its variable mortgage rates, ahead of the Bank of Canada announcing its rate decision.
With home flipping shows as popular as ever, many ambitious Canadians are looking to the dip in the market as an opportunity to turn a buck. “The truth is most of the money made is buying in a low market, sort of seizing opportunities when no one else knows or see that they exist,” Scott McGillivray
With million-dollar home sales expected to rise beyond Toronto and Vancouver, it seems that you can find pricey homes just about everywhere in Canada now. Sotheby’s Calgary says home sales over $1 million are up 45 per cent in January and February . Montreal appears to be heading in a similar direction
When recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada later this year, the country is going to be facing a "welcome problem." And it will open up opportunities for all marijuana producers.
Loblaw has lost the confidence of Canadians, according to a new study by Dalhouse University's Faculty of Management.
If you’re house-hunting in Canada, there’s good news: average home sale prices fell 5 per cent in February, according to the latest Canadian Real Estate Association data . It’s bad news for Vancouver, however, where the average home price remains above $1 million. For those who are in the market, this
While 2017 saw a stellar year for economic growth in Canada, the country’s economy is expected to slow this year. Overall, the picture isn’t terribly grim: In its March outlook, RBC Economic Research writes that economic growth is anticipated to slow to 1.9 per cent, but business investments and government
On Tuesday, the Toronto Real Estate Board released its February data , and the average home price for a detached home in the Toronto area hit $1,282,240, making million-dollar homes in the city a downright bargain. Vancouver’s average home (for detached or otherwise) has already crossed the million-dollar
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business and Chase Merchant Services have lowered fees on American Express transactions for some small businesses.
With fewer new homes replacing old ones in Toronto, Canada’s largest city is seeing a shortage of detached homes . And in many other cities, finding an affordable home can be a struggle. This week, we look at what $1 million can buy you in Toronto, Calgary and Burnaby. Which would you choose? Download
With home sales hitting a three-year low in Canada, a report from the CREA today showed, it seems that fewer people are on the hunt for a home to purchase. If you’re still in the market, however, we’ve rounded up these million-dollar listings from across Canada. This week, we look at houses in Toronto
As the Dow Jones industrial average experiences two of its worst weeks in years (and the Toronto Stock Exchange isn’t far behind), many investors are starting to wonder if their money would be better spent on a “safe” investment like gold. The last year has been a bit of a roller coaster for gold, and
Despite some concerns earlier in the year, housing starts in January dipped only slightly, the CMHC reports . And better news for those shopping for a new house: housing prices stalled in December for the first time since April 2015. If you’re looking for a slightly older home, there are still plenty