The 2017 rent increase guideline is 1.5% for increases between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
- Purchase and Refinance – Loan-to-Value ratios up to 80%.
- No application fee required.
- Streamlined automated processing through emili.
- Flexible financing options – Single advance and progress advances are available.
- CMHC offers mortgage loan insurance premium refunds for homeowners who purchase an energy-efficient home or make energy-saving renovations to an existing home. See CMHC Green Home for more information.
Looking to get a home inspection done ahead of a purchase? You may need to ask to see their credentials if a proposed bill is passed into law.
Property taxes get really confusing. We walk you through how the MPAC reassessment works.
Secondary suites are an important supply of rental housing in many cities, towns and rural communities across Canada.
In Canada1 there were just over one million new mortgage loans in 2016, for a 1.4% increase compared to 2015.2 Out of these loans, 39.6% were extended to new-owners and 9.5% to homeowners moving to a new home.
Extension From Oshawa to Bowmanville Will Create Jobs and Drive Economic Growth
Instead of prioritizing parking lots, Clarington should create neighbourhoods around two new GO train stations in Courtice and Bowmanville to include pedestrian access and a mix of uses from housing to cafés, according to a consultant’s report to council.
An operator has been selected to run two casinos in Durham Region and one at Woodbine Racetrack. A consortium of Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Brookfield Business Partners LP will operate the Slots at Ajax Downs, the Great Blue Heron Casino in Port Perry and the Woodbine site. The two businesses will operate the casinos for 22 years.
At the corner of Church and Bayly streets in Pickering, Ont., sit 226 acres of grass, shrubs and a few clusters of trees next to Highway 401. It is a rare undeveloped patch of land in an area populated by low-slung strip malls and industrial buildings. The only structure on the site today is the Pickering Pentecostal Church. Soon, that humble house of prayer could be dwarfed by a sprawling tourist complex, anchored by a casino and a five-star hotel.
Residential rental properties located in the vicinity of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (DC/UOIT) must be licensed under the Residential Rental Housing Licensing (RRHL) By-law. The RRHL By-law requires that residential rental houses in the vicinity of DC/UOIT must be licensed and comply with various standards and by-laws, including the Fire Code, Electrical Code, Building Code and the City’s Zoning and Property Standards By-law(s). Refer to the links below for additional information, application forms and documents related to the Residential Rental Licensing Process.
Part II Plan for the Kedron Planning Area, Concept Plan for the North Kedron Industrial Area and Concept Plan for the East Windfields Industrial Area
These buildings will have a huge ripple effect in the downtown core. Imagine adding 589 mid to high end tenants to the downtown core. It could have a real effect on adding more shops and restaurants, more activity, and a more lively downtown.
Trent University’s Oshawa campus is looking to expand, and for that they are asking for the donation of lands adjacent to their site at 99 Thornton Rd. S. Currently, Trent leases the lands from the city. The new buildings planned for the site include a $38-million academics building and an $18-million student residence.
Train commuters are no strangers to the long wait it takes to get out of the GO train parking lot after work. Now, the region is going to take a look at the possibility of adding a second lane to accommodate the extra traffic.
If you are sitting on a piece of vacant industrial land in Oshawa, your local councillors think you should pay the price.
Another slice of Oshawa’s waterfront could be scooped up for residential development. The historic piece of lakefront property has been a question mark for years. West of Park Road South and south of Renaissance Drive, the privately-owned slice of open space known as the Maurac Lands to city officials has been vacant for decades.
A new chunk of suburban bliss is coming to Oshawa, and it’s a big one. Four landowners have come together to turn a nearly 450-acre section of land north of Conlin Road East, between Harmony and Townline roads, into a subdivision that could hold roughly five per cent of Oshawa’s population.
Oshawa, once known as an automotive manufacturing powerhouse, has evolved into a health sciences and education hub.
The City of Oshawa is discussing expanding their “Residential Rental Housing Licencing” to the ENTIRE CITY instead of the current licencing zone around the University. If you wish to be heard, contact Kenneth Man, from the city of Oshawa (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be included in the mailing list for future council meetings related to this subject.
Despite not having a formal announcement about expanding GO Train service to Bowmanville, Clarington is buying land for a future GO station. Council has approved the $2.7 million purchase of 34-acres of land on the west side of Courtice Road, near Bloor Street.
According to representatives in Clarington, they expect the GO to be pulling up at the Bowmanville station by 2024.
Cobourg resident Warren McCarthy came up with the idea to fill Cobourg’s vacant shop windows with art last spring when his wife, a member of the Pine Ridge Art Association, was lamenting that artists don’t have enough places to show their work.
PORT HOPE – Described as one of the biggest low-level radioactive waste cleanups in Canada into the largest facilities in all of North America, the Port Hope Area Initiative was the focus of a Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission update meeting in Port Hope.
Here is a neat promo video on the city of Belleville as they celebrate their 200th year in existence
Simcoe County’s two per cent tax increase in 2017 will go to connecting communities, setting aside cash for a long-term care, building affordable housing
The Highway 400–404 Connecting Link is a proposed 16.2 kilometre, four-lane controlled access highway that will provide an east-west connection between Highway 400 in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Highway 404 in the Town of East Gwillimbury.
Mississauga’s LRT will do for the city what the subway did for Toronto, creating a much denser, tightly knit place than its suburban past.