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BoC Suggests Return to Economic Growth

The Bank of Canada has only maintained the overnight rate target at 1.75%, but suggested that there is “...accumulating evidence that the slowdown in late

Joint Venture Announced for “Burlington GO Lands”

On June 4th, 2019 InterRent REIT announced a joint venture agreement with the CLV Group and Brookfield Property Partners.  The partnership will be responsible for

Downtown Hamilton’s 2018 Office Stats

At the beginning of June, the City of Hamilton released a report stating that the downtown office vacancy rate was 12.7% in 2018. This was

Residential Spring Market Is Heating Up

The residential real estate market in Hamilton is gaining momentum as there were 18.5% more sales in April than there were in March.  The average

Low Canadian Dollar Provides Opportunity

The loonie has declined since its two-year peak at 82.6¢ in 2017 compared to the US Dollar.  While its currently sitting around 74¢ many analysts

The 2019 Federal Budget

On March 19th the Liberal government announced its 2019 budget. The budget introduced a plan to increase housing affordability through the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive.

Changing Retail Environment

Within the next two years, IKEA is set to open 30 city-centre stores worldwide.  The Swedish retailer is adapting to consumer’s needs as they will

2018: Canada’s Second Highest Year For Real Estate Investment

Canada’s real estate industry continued to see a high level of activity with more than $34 billion invested in 2018.  The industrial sector led the

Hamilton’s Industrial Properties Provide Opportunity

With high demand for commercial property and rental rates at an all-time high, there has been speculation of the first two-storey industrial distribution centre being

Residential Market February 2019

The month of February may have felt like an endless barrage of ice and snow, but it felt like spring was in the air in


Canada’s largest retail landlord, RioCan REIT (TSE: REI.UN.CA), started the year off strong by acquiring the 114,000 square foot shopping centre on Upper James Street

Economic Slowdown Ahead?

In the last few weeks, there has been an increase in the number of indicators pointing towards a global economic slowdown.  Historically the economy progresses

Why you should get a Home Inspection

Purchasing a house is one of the largest purchases that most people will ever make. It is important to make the decision to purchase the

Hamilton – Canada’s Most Diverse Economy

Once known solely as a steel town, Hamilton has grown into Canada’s most diverse economy. Hamilton obtained this prestigious title with an Economic Diversification Rating

Buying Your First Income Property

Buying Your First Income Property Purchasing your first income property much like making a purchase of any sizeable asset, such as your house or car,

Must Haves When Applying For A Mortgage

Purchasing a home is an exciting process, but gathering all the required mortgage documents can be a daunting task, particularly for first time home buyers.

Top 5 items To Watch For When Viewing A Home

Shopping for a home can be the most exciting time or the most tedious time. It's important to make sure you are making the most

2019 Market Forecast

Questions regarding Hamilton’s economic vitality have long dominated conversations among both investors and local residents alike. This November The Doyle Team attended RAHB’s Real Estate

Investor lingo 101 – Top 10 Investor Terms You Should Know

We've all heard the following terms: Cap Rate, GSI, NOI and although some of us know these terms inside and out a lot of us

5 Tips to Save Big on your Next Commercial Investment

  These insights are specifically tailored to help save time, effort, money, and increase net operating income when purchasing multi-residential properties. Condition of Building Take

Why a Transaction Manager is An Invaluable Part of A Real Estate Team

Many different roles comprise your local, run-of-the-mill real estate team. These can be divided between roles assigned to either the real estate agents that comprise

SMOOTH CLOSING: 3 tips to keep your closing stress-free, from accepted offer to closing day

Congratulations!!!  You’ve Accepted an offer on your home for more money than you could have possibly imagined and are excited to move on to the

First Quarter 2018 Market Insights

The Hamilton Commercial & Residential Markets - First Quarter 2018 The First Quarter of 2018 has been a busy one, with residential real estate sale

The Hamilton Downtown Secondary Plan: Putting People First

The Hamilton Downtown Secondary Plan - Putting People First In many ways, Hamilton is in a state of profound change. While this can be said


BIGGER AND BETTER: URBANIZATION IN HAMILTON A recent United Nations projection determined that by 2050, over 70% of the world’s population will be living in

Adventures in Commercial Real Estate

Stop and think for a second - every office building, storefront or apartment building you have ever walked into is owned by an individual or

Selling your new build before you close the deal, it’s possible – Assignment sales

Assignment sales are starting to find their way into the Hamilton real estate market. While currently quite common in the markets of Toronto and Vancouver,

The Real Estate Market Isn’t Crashing. In fact it’s back on the rise!

August saw a return to the familiar. Previously, we had discussed the slump that occurred in the market from May to July of 2017. Since

The Development of a City

Hamilton is a city that is ripe for development. In the last year, 327 private (unlisted) commercial real estate transactions valued over $500,000 took place

The real story about today’s real estate market

Recent changes in the Hamilton market have forced both buyers and sellers to re-evaluate their strategies. Prior to May of this year, prices grew at

The Spillover Effect

The Spillover Effect Most Hamiltonians are acutely aware how hot our city’s real estate market has become. Home prices in individual neighbourhoods and regions across

Bigger and Better: Urbanization in the Ambitious City

A recent United Nations projection determined that, by 2050, over 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. The tide of urbanization is

Hamilton’s Aging Population and the Hamilton Market

Developments in Hamilton and the Country’s Aging Population Canada is currently undergoing a shift in its demographics. As time goes on and we move further

Investment First-Timers: A Primer

As the commercial and residential markets continue to heat up, many are looking to leverage their equity and purchase their first investment property. For many,

The Residential-Commercial Link

The Residential-Commercial Link: The Hamilton Market While most of us tend to concentrate primarily on one side of the real estate market, whether it be

Hamilton in Transition: Opportunities and the Where & What

Hamilton is caught in the middle of a paradigm shift that is affecting communities across the country, and one that is no stranger to our

What Neighbourhood Should I Buy In?

You don’t have to look far to find a reason to invest in Hamilton. Whether it’s the promise of an LRT line, the planned Bayfront

Know What You Can Afford

Knowing your affordable price range will bring your house hunting into focus. How much of a house you can afford depends on three things: How

Your Credit

An important step in securing mortgage financing is the credit check. As a routine part of the application process, the lender will order a copy

First-Time Buyers

The owning advantage (and some added incentive) Two out of three Canadian families own a house – that's one of the highest rates of home ownership in the

Closing Costs to Consider

What fees will you owe on closing day? Buying a home can be hectic. You’re coordinating meetings, arranging for financing and the house inspection, and

Elements of an Offer to Purchase

Putting it in writing for the seller After much deliberation, you have finally selected the home of your dreams. What now? Do you knock on

Top ten tips to make your house-hunting experience stress-free

1. Hire a real estate agent – Engage the services of an Ambitious Realty Advisors agent. As residential real estate experts, their wealth of experience, technical

View an open house with open eyes

You’ve found a gorgeous home, in the right neighbourhood, at the right price, and it’s finally time to tour the open house. You are already

Choosing a Neighbourhood

When it comes to Canadian real estate we’re fortunate to have clean, livable cities, neat and attractive subdivisions, and neighbourhoods that are ideal places to

Down Payment

How much will I initially need to purchase my new home? You will need enough funds to cover your down payment and closing costs, as

How Your Agent Can Help You Find a Home

Real estate agents: your guide through the real estate wilderness Think of your sales representative like a wilderness guide. Just as the wilderness guide keeps

What is CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance?

Mortgage loan insurance is typically required by lenders when homebuyers make a down payment of less than 20% of the purchase price. Mortgage loan insurance helps

Understanding Market Conditions

Think back to high school economics. Remember those lessons on the laws of supply and demand, and how you swore you’d never need to know

Determine Needs vs Wants

Separating your must-have features from the ones you can live without Just as you wouldn’t set out to buy the Thanksgiving Day groceries without a

How to Choose the Right Agent

When you decide the time has come to shop for a new house, you want to stack the deck in your favour. That means working

Understanding Agency

Agency law: your assurance of fair play Would you raise an eyebrow if you discovered your dentist owns the candy shop down the street? Would

Types of ownership

Freehold, condo or co-op? Here’s a quick guide to help you determine your type As you embark on your hunt for housing and begin perusing