The Bank of Canada issued its first policy announcement with new governor Stephen Poloz on Wednesday, and kept the benchmark overnight rate at 1%. Many had expected the introduction of a new governor to set Canada’s central bank on a new course than the one set by Mark Carney, the previous BoC governor. The overnight […]
The con artist takes information about an MLS® listing from public websites and uses it to advertise the property for rent. When the con artist receives an enquiry, he or she asks for personal information and then requests a “security deposit,” claiming that after receipt of the deposit the keys will be couriered to the […]
Four in 10 Canadians who plan to enter the housing market in the next two years are first-time buyers, according to a new poll. Forty per cent of buyers are predicted to be people new to the housing market, says the 20th Annual RBC Home Ownership Poll. Meanwhile, the majority of Canadians are taking a […]
The creation of a province-wide registry of homes that were former marijuana grow operations or clandestine drug laboratories is the goal of a bill introduced in the provincial legislature and supported by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). A bill to create a central registry was introduced at Queen’s Park by MPP Lisa MacLeod (Nepean-Carleton) […]
Flawed process skews Fraser Institute’s school rankings, claims U of O education expert
Fewer homes are expected to trade hands in the first half of 2013, which should slow the pace at which home prices rise, according to a new survey. The average national home price is predicted to be 1% higher by the end of 2013, compared to 2012, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey […]
People tend to think of burglary in strictly physical terms, that is, illegal access to our home, items taken and/or items destroyed. However, burglary can have a significant impact on a person’s mental well-being. Burglary victims will often speak of a sense of violation. This can lead to feelings of fear, anger and emotional distress, […]
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The City of Ottawa has begun its review of strategic documents that guide the development of our city. They include the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan, and Pedestrian Plan. When completed, the Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 project will set the directions, policies and affordability priorities that will influence the […]
At what age must an aboveground fuel tank be replaced? Is a property insurable with a fuel tank in the premises? Here are some resources: 1. Technical Standards and Safety Authority – www.tssa.org Consumer information on aboveground fuel tanks – www.tssa.org/public/consumer/homeowners/consumerHome05.asp 2. Consult insurance companies for specifics on insurability of the property.