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Drive 'til you quantify: Yield-hunting in Ontario

Monday Feb 8th, 2021

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I feel like I've been generally about as exhaustive as I can be about the impact/existence of the "urban exodus" in the GTA, but you can expect a little bit more data in the future. The team at informedrealtor.com is putting together a visual timeline video. BlogTO & Zoocasa posted a great map detailing price growth across the GTA that echoed my original exodus mapping project. From my perspective, price is the more important metric than individual or household... [read more]

Post-Exodus Real Estate: Liquidity & Sprawl

Thursday Dec 10th, 2020

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When you think of real estate development in small towns, what do you imagine? For most investors, large land parcels with massive master-planned communities are the first thing to come to mind. Proportionately, this type of development is responsible for bringing a lot of units to market in the past few market cycles. It may not be especially well-suited to meet the changing demands we've seen in the Greater Toronto Area as a result of the "urban exodus" phenomena I wrote about... [read more]

UBS: The role of home ownership in asset allocation

Thursday Oct 1st, 2020

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The role of home ownership in asset allocation CIO Daily Updates by Chief Investment Office01 Oct 2020 Thought of the day The specter of a global recession has haunted housing markets for years. For a vast majority of households, housing is a crucial stepping stone on the path to reaching their financial lifetime goals and an important vehicle for passing on wealth to later generations. As such, housing is an important component in the... [read more]

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