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Hamilton Homebuyers and Businesses Expected to Thrive in 2014

The data continues to roll in on the year ahead for Canada in 2014. And the trending numbers shows that, while nationwide economic challenges are on the horizon, the local Hamilton economy continues as a safe haven for those seeking to avoid the difficult conditions in other markets.
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New Demographic Trends Show Shift to Multifamily Housing Units

Baby boomers have long been history’s most documented generation. Business professionals analyze every statistic created by those born between 1946 and 1964 in order to predict and project future trends and patterns. Million-dollar market decisions are based on such statistics every day. And it’s for these reasons that those in the real estate market are now highlighting the effect that boomers will have on the market as their housing and comfort needs develop over time.
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Hamilton, Ontario’s Steady Rise to Becoming a Leading Canadian City Continues with New Revealing Data

2013 has not been a stellar year for the Canadian economy as a whole. But while the national economy stalls somewhat before a widely predicted long-term improvement headed into 2014, one of the country’s major cities continues to gain attention for both the speed and the comprehensiveness of its economic improvements. Hamilton, Ontario has been one of the headline making cities across the media in summer 2013. The city’s recent exposure is the result of a number of positive economic indices showing that Hamilton, named REIN’s 2012 Best City to Invest in Ontario, is well on its way to another top-performing year.
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2013 Marks the Start of a Long-Term Expansion for Hamilton, Ontario

As media experts continue to make bold predictions for the seemingly dark future of the Canadian real estate market, data-focused investors can take solace in the fact that there are many lucrative options outside of the media microscope. The statistics show that 2013 will be slow, steady growth year for many of Canada’s previously top performing housing markets. Larger cities in particular, such as Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, remain static as the pace of buying slows. Outside these major markets however, a trend is emerging that is seeing Canadians eschew life in the big bustling cities for a property in one of the smaller growing metropolitan areas, such as Calgary and Hamilton. And many are now finding that local high value opportunities remain available to those with a long-term growth focus.
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Here’s a good investment option

The past decade or so has not been a smooth ride for a lot of investors.
First there was meltdown after 911 … then the U.S. sub-prime mortgage catastrophe … now we’re watching the ongoing Euro crisis and holding our breath to see its impact on the global economy – as well as our investments. But with interest rates hovering around record lows, parking your money seems like a mug’s game as well.
Despite the economic turbulence, real estate investor Brian Pulis says he’s enjoyed steady, predictable returns without losing a wink of sleep.
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Development: Making old new again

Something is different on Mulcaster Street. Ignored for years except for the occasional visit from a police officer or two, the red brick walk up in Barrie’s downtown has pretty well stayed off of the radar.
That is until a couple of year’s ago when a 23-year-old named Kyle Pulis, from Brampton, took a look inside and saw promise.
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2013 – A Year of Challenges & Opportunities for the Canadian Economy

The Canadian economy ended 2012 on the economic front foot. But it’s now a new year and there are new economic challenges to face as the country works with others on the international scene to respond to external and internal issues. As the country moves forward into 2013, we’re going to take a look at the trends that are set to play a key role in Canada’s future both internationally and domestically.
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2012: A Year of Developments and Defiance for Canadian Real Estate Sector

We made it! 2012 comes to close and 2013 races into view, with Mayan and Canadian media prophecies of doom and gloom in the increasingly distant past. Now it’s time to glance back and review the changes that the year brought to the Canadian real estate industry. There have been many great successes this year, both for the Canadian economy as a whole and hardworking Canadians across the country on a local level. Let’s take a look at how the major events unfolded, with the Canadian Real Estate 2012 Year in Review.
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New Data Highlights Continued Resilience of Real Estate Investments

The Canadian real estate landscape is evolving. But in spite of changing trends, investors in the country’s real estate industry are still on track for consistently strong returns both in the near and distant future. While real estate in major cities slips in value after record increases, the growth being experienced across the market in local regions such as Hamilton and Calgary could be a positive indicator for those who look at the industry from a long-term investment standpoint.
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Hamilton and Toronto – Analyzing the Tale of Two Real Estate Cities

Much has been made recently of the cooling in the Toronto housing market. Prices at the high end have certainly stagnated, much as they had to a greater extent earlier this year in Vancouver. This slight cooling in the Toronto market has set off a firestorm of debate in the media as stories on the “Canadian Housing Crash” continue to challenge dwindling nationwide ink supplies. Savvy investors will know, however, that real estate trends vary by region, with some notable cities fairing rather better than their larger counterparts in recent times.
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What is Title Fraud and Mortgage Fraud?

You may have already heard of “Title Fraud” and “Mortgage Fraud” but don’t really know exactly what it is or how it can happen. You need to be aware of crimes like these that are on the rise and protect yourself accordingly where possible.
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Canadian Media Promotes Housing Market Downfall In Spite of Facts

It’s long been rumoured that media publications such as the New York Times write obituaries of famous people before their deaths in order to be the first in line to report the news once the sad event arrives. But recent obituaries penned for the Canadian real estate market seemed to have been mistakenly published, even while leading experts and economists continue to point towards evidence of slow and steady market growth for most of Canada.
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Downtown Hamilton is a ‘Happening’ place

Could ‘Steeltown’ be a player in the new knowledge economy? In case you missed an article in the Hamilton Spectator, Meredith MacLeod has pointed out some interesting statistics.
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Hamilton’s Reputation as an Investment Haven Gathering Pace

Hamilton, Ontario’s hard-fought reputation for industrialism has been taking a hit in recent years as a city once best known as a satellite of Toronto is developing an orbit of its own by being named one of Ontario’s leading cities for business investment.
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Canadian Real Estate Sector Thriving Despite Media Pessimism

The continuing problems within the Eurozone are not only hurting investors in Europe but those around the world who have their wealth and their future invested in the stock market.

With each piece of bad news coming from the financial sector in Europe, whether it’s the recent LIBOR scandal or the implementation of further austerity measures on contracting economies, confidence in the stock market recedes immeasurably. Investors are now on the lookout for a new secure market, and the Canadian real estate sector continues to be a model for success.
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An Insight into How the New Mortgage Rules Affect Canadian Investors

Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has recently announced new rules for mortgages in Canada. One of the key factors behind this move, many analysts say, is to reduce the amount of personal debt being carried by Canadians. High levels of household debt, which reached 152% of income in the fourth quarter of 2011, are seen as one of the prime dangers to the Canadian economy. Therefore Ottawa is now looking at ways to curb heavy spending, such as applying these latest mortgage rules.
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Canada Continues to Lead but Eurozone Problems Highlight Stock Market Vulnerability

Across the international economic scene, Canada continues in its role as leader. Whether it’s delivering on its economic promises to underdeveloped nations or leading in terms of economic growth over its European counterparts, the country as a whole could not be in better shape financially.
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The Three Reasons Why the Experts Recommend Real Estate Investments over Mutual Funds

Canadians across the country are looking for ways in which to make their finances work for them so that they have more disposable income in the future. There is a tremendous amount of information online concerning the various investment options available to those with disposable funds to enter the marketplace. But how do you know who to trust? In this article we’ll examine the major benefits of investing your hard-earned dollars into the real estate market in comparison with investing in mutual funds which are recommended by financial institutions.
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