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From blockbuster property purchases to A-listers vowing to move to Canada because of President-elect Donald Trump, here are the 20 most-viewed stories from BuzzBuzzNews’ market coverage in 2016.

1. Cadillac Fairview’s Promenade Mall just north of Toronto up for sale

BuzzBuzzNews was the first to report that one of North America’s biggest commercial property owners was selling a major asset.

2. Yogen Früz-founding Serruya brothers enter agreement to buy GTA’s Promenade Mall

And, as it turns out, entrepreneurs with deep-running ties to the Vaughan, Ontario, mall showed interest, reportedly.

3. The 10 most expensive Toronto homes on the market right now

The most expensive home as of March this year eventually found a new owner at a discounted price of $14,950,000.

4. Chinese developer Greenland Group (Canada) just bought a Toronto waterfront property for $166 million

The previous owner paid $60 million for the property, the current site of a sprawling FedEx warehouse, back in 2014.

5. What to expect in Canadian real estate for the rest of 2016

See how Royal LePage’s mid-year forecast stacks up to what has actually happened.

6. 9 celebrities (and counting) who are moving to Canada after the Donald Trump victory

Well, at least one of them has gone back on their word, but can you blame them for not wanting to leave their multi-million-dollar Brooklyn pad?

7. Rogers wants to build a huge 10-tower condo community in the GTA. Here’s what we know so far.

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Rendering: M City

BuzzBuzzNews was the first to report on the Rogers family’s M City plans for a 15-acre plot of land in Mississauga.

8. The 10 most expensive Toronto condo units on the market right now

At one point, the sixth most expensive home in Toronto was a condo.

9. Why Toronto home prices won’t fall as rapidly as Vancouver’s

National Bank says the reason is based on supply.

10. Think Toronto real estate’s on fire? These Ontario housing markets are even tighter

Biddings wars aren’t limited to Toronto.

11. 6 Canadian housing market forecasts that were dead wrong

The real estate doomsayers have had a less than perfect track record when predicting where the Canadian market is headed.

12. Toronto foreign-homebuyer tax? The city’s realtors say they’ve got a better plan

It involves reassessing how land in and around the GTA is designated and used.

13. The most detailed look yet at Drake’s planned Toronto mansion

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Rendering: Norm Li

Take a look at Drake’s new digs, in 3D.

14. Here is every new GTA low-rise residential development launching in fall 2016

There’s no denying demand is strong for low-rise housing in the GTA.

15. A first glimpse at what a redeveloped Galleria Mall site in Toronto’s west end could look like

The vision for the site channels Toronto’s Queens Quay redevelopment, with ample pedestrian space, bike lanes and greenery.

16. 5 reasons (besides low interest rates) why Toronto and Vancouver real estate may only get hotter

There was a strong supporting cast of factors, suggested Robert Kavcic, a BMO senior economist, in June.

17. What Canadian housing market experts are predicting for 2017

What to expect next year in terms of Canadian home prices, sales, and potential interest-rate cuts.

18. Here are the top buyer’s and seller’s real estate markets in Canada

Maybe you haven’t heard of the top buyer’s market in the country, but with an average selling price of well under $300,000, you may want to take note (or pack your bags).

19. This one graph explains Toronto real estate bidding wars in 2016

The number of single-detached homes builders complete could surprise you.

20. This simple chart explains the one factor supporting soaring Toronto and Vancouver home prices

It’s all about household formation, suggests Stefane Marion, National Bank’s chief economist.

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