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Canadian Commercial, Residential, Green Real Estate, Infrastructure, REITs, REOCs ... The Canadian Built Environment: Tight Markets Make For Dangerous Times

Monday, December 19, 2011

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Canadian home sales edge higher in November
OTTAWA – December 15, 2011 – According to statistics1 released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA),
national resale housing activity rose slightly in November 2011 from the previous month.
• Sales activity rose slightly (+0.5 per cent) from October to November on a seasonally adjusted basis.
• Year-to-date sales remained in line with the 10 year average, but pulled further ahead of last year’s levels.
• The number of newly listed homes was down 3.4 per cent from October to November.
• The national housing market remains balanced, but is edging closer to seller’s market territory.
• The national average price posted a 4.6 per cent year-over-year gain in November, the smallest increase since January.
Sales activity recorded through the MLS® Systems of real estate Boards and Associations in Canada edged upward by one-half of
a percentage point. This marks the third straight month in which national activity was up from the previous month’s levels.
Activity rose in about 60 per cent of all local markets with a record November in the Halifax-Dartmouth region offsetting a dip in sales
in Toronto.
“The Canadian housing market is proving resilient in the face of ongoing global economic and financial uncertainty, to the benefit of
Canadian economic growth,” said Gary Morse, CREA’s President. “That said, some housing markets are picking up while others are
holding steady or consolidating, so buyers and sellers should talk to their local REALTOR® to understand current and prospective
trends in their local housing market.”
Throughout most months in 2011, actual (not seasonally adjusted) national home sales were in line with the 10-year average.
November sales marked a break in that pattern, climbing seven per cent above the 10 year average and reaching the fourth highest
level on record for the month. (Chart A)
“Toward the end of every year, there’s a natural inclination
to compare how momentum for national sales activity and
average price compare to the year before,” said Gregory
Klump, CREA’s Chief Economist. “National sales activity
picked up late last year, and November’s results suggest that
a similar trend may be playing out again this year. By contrast,
national average price also picked up toward the end of last
year, whereas this year it has held steady after having peaked
in the spring.”
“With interest rates expected to remain low for longer, the
housing sector will no doubt be closely watched for signs of
excess,” added Klump. “That said, current trends for resale
housing and new home construction suggest that tightened
mortgage regulations are working as intended and fostering
economic stability in Canada.”
A total of 432,048 homes have traded hands via Canadian
MLS® Systems so far this year, up 2.1 per cent from levels
in the first 11 months of 2010. The year-to-date sales figure
remains broadly in line (+0.7 per cent) with the average for
that period from 2001 to 2010.
1 All figures in this release, unless otherwise noted, are seasonally adjusted to remove normal seasonal variation. Removing regular seasonal variations enables
analysis of monthly changes and fundamental trends in the data.
٭ Data table available to media upon request, for purposes of reprinting only.
Chart A
News Release
The Canadian Real Estate Association
Compared to October, the number of newly listed homes fell 3.4 per cent in November. New listings slipped lower in more than
two-thirds of Canadian housing markets, with Toronto, the Hamilton-Burlington region, and Calgary contributing most to the national
The national housing market remains balanced, but is edging closer to seller’s market territory. The national sales-to-new listings
ratio, a measure of market balance, stood at 55.5 per cent in November, up from 53.4 per cent in October. This marks the third month
in which the national ratio has risen, and it now stands at its highest reading since the spring.
Based on a sales-to-new listings ratio of between 40 to 60 percent, just over half of local markets in Canada were balanced in
November, while a third of markets qualified as sellers’ markets.
The number of months of inventory nationally stood at six months at the end of November. It has held steady at about this level since
April, which is above levels posted during the first quarter. The number of months of inventory represents the number of months it
would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity, and is another measure of the balance between housing
supply and demand.
The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average price for homes sold in November 2011 stood at $360,396. This represents a
year-over-year increase of 4.6 per cent, its smallest increase since January.
PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this news release combines both major market and national MLS® sales
information from the previous month.
CREA cautions that average price information can be useful in establishing trends over time, but does not indicate actual
prices in centres comprised of widely divergent neighbourhoods or account for price differential between geographic areas.
Statistical information contained in this report includes all housing types.
MLS® is a co-operative marketing system used only by Canada’s real estate Boards to ensure maximum exposure of properties listed
for sale.
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than
100,000 REALTORS® working through more than 100 real estate Boards and Associations

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The 'Brookfield' name is confusing, its value less so - The Globe and Mail
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Monday, December 5, 2011



Hi everyone,

Collingwood mayor Sandra Cooper, and most of Collingwood's council, are backing the Admiral Collingwood development 'as proposed' at Hume and Hurontario St. The project is calling for a massive 6 story building with a 7th floor containing public spaces, gym and mechanical rooms. It is to run around 230 feet along Hume and another 310 feet down Hurontario. That's 540 feet of building, 7 stories tall, running the equivalent distance as Loblaw on First St. to town hall. 

To give you a real sense of scale look at our library building which stands only 3 stories tall, or the terminal towers which stand only 30 feet or so taller and run only around 260 feet long. Before you pass judgment stand beside either of these buildings and the reality of scale will hit you.

Sandra Cooper's stance on this building is that your vote for her was your vote for this monster and as such public opinion has already been heard. I don't know about you but I definitely have not been heard and I definitely did NOT vote for this thing. 

My primary concern with allowing this high rise into our downtown is that it will irreparably damage our tourist appeal which allows our town to flourish. The look and feel of a town is very delicate and a sense of place in one's mind easily destroyed. 

Like it or not we are now in direct competition for tourist dollars with the 'planned' Village at Blue Mountain. No building of this height is allowed in their village for exact, informed reasons. Their experts are extremely careful in planning the look and feel of their village to attract and keep tourists dollars on site and coming back year after year. Building height and sense of place are critical in their expert's decision making.

I want to know where Sandra's experts are? Would she even follow their recommendations? What arrogance motivates approval without planning? Where and when do we stand up and demand intelligent consideration of our downtown's future? 

Please help stop this negligent lack of foresight. Your support is crucial and greatly needed. Make it count at the hard won public meeting Monday Dec 5th.

Please forward this message and imagery to anyone you feel could add their voice against this lack of foresight. 

The attached professionally generated images of the building (accuracy estimated +-3 feet) overlaid on our town are copyright free and in the public domain. Feel free to publish them in support, as you see fit. I apologize that my anonymity is required but feel free to contact me regardless.

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